Welcome back to our third post in this year's crafty BFF blog series, Penni & Lyssa's Valentine Adventures! Today we're sharing cute ideas for the Sweet Little Valentines notecards & envelopes pack, a new item in the 2021 Spring mini catalog (page 16.)
Seriously cute, hey? I love the soft color scheme and artwork of this DIY Valentine pack. The kit comes with 10 card bases, 10 envelopes and 10 preprinted cardstock layers, which you can stamp or not, depending on the level of effort you feel like putting in this year. There is a coordinating stamp set called Valentine Keepsakes, or you can use your own stamps to hand.
Note: these cards are not acceptable Post Office minimum size, unless you put them in a regular envelope to mail. Just FYI you'll need to hand deliver to kids and hubby, or tuck these into your coworkers', students' or neighbors' mailboxes!
After I was finished with the notecards I needed to make I still had a few leftover, so I turned two of them into a scrapbook page on 12×12 Basic White! It's not Valentine-specific, so I can use it any time of the year. Can't wait to tuck a photo into the envelope and journal on it.
With the last two cards, I made a cute little treat holder from the two remaining envelopes. Tuck their flaps into each other, adhere, and you have a tiny two-pocket "booklet" that you can tuck goodies into!
Isn't that fun? You can actually do that envelope trick with any size envelope, and even tuck in multiple envelopes to make a multi-page "booklet." I like to tuck tea bags or flat chocolates in one side, and write on one of the leftover cards and tuck it in the other side. Then tie with a ribbon bow and decorate the front as desired. I used the gorgeous new copper and Blushing Bride double-sided ribbon.
When the kit was used up, I turned my attention to the stamp set, and made a bunch of different easy Valentines using the same bright color scheme and my own cardstock stash. I got to play with my newest die, Stitched with Whimsy, too! What a productive stamping session!
What did you use for your valentines this year? I hope you've gained some "sweet" and simple ideas from our blog series! See you next time for Part Four and our final project ideas for all your February crafts.