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January 2014

With Love Valentine Cards

Sneaking in an additional kit this month. If you are looking for the January cards scroll down just a bit.

Valentines Day is my favorite crafting time of the year. I love hearts and creating little tokens of affection for the ones I love makes it a special time of year!

The cards are pretty simple so you should be able to go off your photos pretty much. I'll just add in a few hints here and there for anything that might not be clear in the photos.

For these three little cards just fold and attach all the pieces as shown. Use pop dots if desired. These three cards fit in the small clear envelopes. There is 2 yards of black and white twine that will be used on several of the cards, so tie off of one end.

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Attach the patterned paper to the ivory card. Wrap a piece of twine around the heart and tie in a bow. Attach that heart and two small hearts. Trim the sentiment with the scallop border and attach. Trim the sentiment and attach in the center of the scallop border. Attach the small pearl to the center of the twine bow.

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Attach patterned paper and attach die cut heart to the top portion of the card. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Attach playing cards. Trim a small sentiment and attach over the bow.

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Attach patterend paper roof to the roof of the house card. There is a small 1x1" piece of the same patterned paper. Use this piece to trim a small rectangle to the top of the chimney. Attach windows and doors and add pen details. Add one small heart to the door. There is a small red strip of patterned paper, trim this piece with scallop scissors and attach. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Attach red patterned paper strip to the inside of the scallop card.Wrap twine around the card and tie in a bow.  Attach cardstock that has been embossed with the bicycle design. Attach the three small hearts. Attach sentiment, wood grain patterned square and scallop square.

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Attach patterned paper. Wrap twill around card and tie in a bow. Tie a bow with the black and white twine and tie in a bow. Attach 1 small silver heart. Attach love coupon sentiment and die cut heart.

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Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach pom pom trim and trim off the excess. Trim sentiment and mat with wood grain patterned paper. Attach die cut heart. Attach playing card and coupon sentiment cards. tie a black and white twine bow and attach. Attach pearl.

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Attach patterned paper to card base. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Attach Happy Valentines Day sentiment. Attach three small heart die cuts. Trim additional small sentiment and attach.

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Use any left over sentiment cards or printed sentiments to decorate the inside of your cards or attach to the envelopes.

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Hope you enjoyed all the Valentine cards!


Creative Cards January - Chalkboard Greetings Too

Happy New Year! I'm pretty excited about all the plans I have for this little card company of mine! I'm always thinking of new ways to improve, change and make my kits better and more creative with fresh relevant ideas. I'm looking forward to sharing all that with you! Let's get started on this months cards. After many requests I have brought back the very popular Chalkboard style sentiments and another pop up card. Here's some extra tips and tricks.

Card 1- Fold the 6x3" cardstock in half. Attach the smaller of the two squares of black chevron paper. Ink edges of the heart and attach. Trim sentiment and attach with a pop dot. This card has a clear envelope.

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Card 2- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with the reverse side of the bigger square of black chevron paper, attach with pop dots. Layer flowers and attach. Thread twine through button, tie in a bow and attach. This card has a white envelope.

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Card 3- Fold cardstock to form a card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow. Attach to the center of the bow. Layer heart and scallop circle and attach. This card has a white envelope.

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Card 4 - Attach patterned paper to prefolded card. You have a small square of white paper, attach that tot he back of the camera die cut to show through the openings, trim if necessary. Ink camera for contrast and attach to card. Attach "thought bubble" die cut with pop dots. Trim sentiments and attach to the thought bubble. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper. Attach with pop dots. Tie a small red bow and attach. This card has a white envelope.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Layer cupcake die cuts and attach with pop dot. This card has a white envelope.

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Card 6 - This pop up card is prefolded. Attach the piece of gray folded cardstock to the back of the card to cover the opening (see close up below) Make sure that you only put adhesive around the edges so that there is not adhesive in the opening. Add strip of pattened paper, wrap twine around and tie in a bow, attach flower under the twine bow. Attach celebrate sentiment to the center of the card. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper, attach to base of the card. This card has a white envelope.

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Card 7 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach white cardstock piece. Attach three balloons with pop dots. Draw on balloon strings with marker. Tie three small twine bows and attach. Trim sentiment and attach. This card has a white envelope.

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Tags - Attach pattened paper and sentiments. Thread twine through holes and tie in a knot. Attach button to one tag.

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 Hope you enjoy creating these cards. I've used a grey ink for all the areas I wanted to highlight of add an edge.  You should have several left over sentiments that you can use to decorate inside your cards or on your envelopes.

Enjoy... i'm off to make more Creative Cards!