DIY Green Valentine

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Valentine's Day is not far away and I'm in the process of creating some cards and projects for both family members and friends. This plastic bag heart wreath is one of my favourite projects and even though I can now make it completely in red, I still love the look of this one with the bit of white. In the past besides the plastic bag wreath I've made book photo frames, Valentine clocks, and heart topiaries, among other things. This year I'm frantically trying to finish up my Valentine cards - all I have time (and resources) to make.  

Here's a sampling of what I've made so far:


Yup, the old 'key to my heart' card. I didn't sell off all my keys - I know better than that. (By the way the keys I did sell went to the cafe at Black Squirrel Books to be used as part of their decor!). To get back to this card, I did keep a few on hand in case I had a brainstorm on recycling these (or upcycling - whatever). The paper is from some junk mail I keep getting from an insurance company. I added the message and that was about it. Oh, I stuck the key on with paper glue but need to get something sturdier as it (the key, I mean) keeps slipping!

I have a hoard of old stamps that I've got - see, I just can't throw anything away!! Anyway, this one goes to my daughter who is the queen of my heart. The little guy who is the king is getting a few pop-up cards that I made after reading a book on how to make these. But - I digress and will post later this week. 

To make this card, I just arranged the stamps on a piece of card paper, cut out a heart on another piece of cardstock and voila - a card was born - made!

I didn't make this one - my crafty friend, Sean made it - but I thought I would post it so yo can see how simple and elegant your homemade cards can be. Just bits of little Valentine shapes (the one inside is actually cut from a doily.

Easy peasy, no??

Categories: Valentine, Cards, DIY

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