Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards!

Some of you know that I own an invitation, stationery and gifts business called The Chic Paperie. I really love working in my business with my mom and helping keep the beauty of paper alive in this technological world (not to mention that I can mix in my hobby with my business!).

And I did just that for Valentine's Day. I created these limited edition cards to sell in my suite. I used a couple of carts on the cards, made some embellishments myself and used some punches too. I really love the way they all came out!

Here are the details on each card!

The Gamble - on this card, I layered a piece of paper from the Love collection by American Crafts. I cut the pink heart with the Freshly Picked cart and glued some red seam binding I got on Etsy to the back. I created the Bingo card on my computer using Microsoft Excel. I also printed the sentiment, cut them out, rounded the corner and inked the edges.

Happy Valentines Day - for this card, I started with a piece of paper from the Love collection by American Crafts. This paper is double sided and I used the plain side instead of the decorated side. I then layered a smaller piece of tiny heart paper and then a heart I cut from the Gypsy Wandering cart. I covered that heart with some pink seam binding and put a heart button in the middle. I stamped the sentiment with a $1 stamp, cut it out and put some pop dots on it to give it a little lift. Simple and adorable!

Rosette Love - these papers are from the Love collection by American Crafts, too, but to me they have a little more masculine feel. I layered a piece on the card and rounded the corners. I used a new valetine punch set from Martha Stewart called Heart Chain on a thin piece of red card stock. I attached that to a complimentary piece of paper from the collection that I cut in an 1 1/2" side strip. I then cut another strip 1 1/2" x 12" to make the rosette. I scored it every 1/2 inch for the folds and glued the ends together. One of the papers in the collection was full of valentine icons so we cut some out and glued them in the middle of the rosette. We added a heart pin for a special touch.

Amore - These papers are from the Be Mine collection by Echo Park. I glued a piece to the card base and then added a strip of pink cardstock for accent. I cut the Eifel Tower from the Summer in Paris Cart and layered it on 2 Prima flowers that I sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists in Perfect Pearl. I attached them all together with a bling brad and glued them to the card. I then glued the sentiment on and it was done!

I love all the cards we made and I hope you do too. Leave me some blog love and I'll talk to you later!




  1. You are so creative! The Rosette Love and Amore cards are my favorite. I am by no means a scrapbooker or card maker, but reading your posts makes me want to become one!

  2. Thanks Janet! I really enjoy being able to share this passion of mine with you. It's a common bond!