Friday, February 13, 2015

Last Minute Valentine





I know this may not be too romantic, but this is my love story in a nut shell! If you had a tequila cupid like my husband and I did, then this is the perfect card for you. Download by clicking here. 


The card should be printed at 100% on letter sized (8.5 x 11) paper. Trim the card using the crop marks and fold in half. The final size is 4.25" x 5.5". I printed my sample on red card stock to give it a little more XOXO. The cards will fit in a standard A2 (4-3/8" x 5-3/4"), however if you do not have an envelope handy you can refer to my Recycled Paper Envelope to create one.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ribbon Heart Valentine Headband


When I was a kid my mom would make sure I had accessories for every holiday, often making them. To this day I still like to wear holiday earrings, pins and hair accessories. As you can see this heart ribbon makes and adorable headband but it can probably be used for so much more, such as, a pin or a Valentine's day card.

 
 



Supplies:
  • 3 yards of 3/8" Wide Ribbon (I used two colors so you will need a yard and a half of each)
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Headband
  • Felt



Cut two sets of ribbon in the following sizes: 4.4", 5.5" and 6.5"


Using a lighter carefully singe the end of the ribbon to stop it from fraying.


Align one set of ribbon so they are flush on one end. Using the glue gun, hot glue the aligned ends together in order, largest to smallest. You should have two sets of three.



Take your two groupings of ribbon and align them in a "V" gluing the right hand set on top of the other as shown above.




Take the smallest ribbon from the left side and folder it over and glue it to the top of the left side like above.



Take the smallest ribbon on the right side fold and weave it over the loop but under the base of the left side like above.

Continue to fold and weave the remaining ribbons. Use the following images to help you along your way:






 




Cut a small felt heart. Sandwich the headband between the front ribbon heart using the felt piece as a backer and hot glue in place.
 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hey Sailor, be my Valentine! Free downloadable card

designbynight.net/motorboat_valentine.pdf
Anchors away boys! Don't be afraid to ask your sailor boy for a little extra love this Valentine's Day. Download this FREE Valentine's Day card to tell him how you really feel.



The card should be printed at 100% on letter sized (8.5 x 11) paper. Trim the card using the crop marks and fold in half. The final size is 4.25" x 5.5". I printed my sample on red card stock to give it a little more XOXO. The cards will fit in a standard A2 (4-3/8" x 5-3/4"), however if you do not have an envelope handy you can refer to my Recycled Paper Envelope to create one.