Today I will show you some creative cards for your homemade Valentines! I am bringing these, plus a couple of other choices, to a women's group at my church today for everyone to make.
(By the way, if you live in Minnesota or western Wisconsin and have a church group you would like to do a special activity with, ask me about what I do.)
Watch this video to the end to see some other creative cards done with the same Aviary stamp set – or you can scroll below the video to see pictures of them! Enjoy:
Here is a close up of the outside of the Stampin' Up! Valentine card:
and for the inside:
The owl and the cage are from the Aviary Stamp Set (p.83 #116956w $24.95 #120462c $17.95). The heart in the cage was punched out with the Small Heart Punch (p. 210 #117193 $5.95) and lines were drawn over it with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to make it look like the heart is in the cage! Isn't that a clever idea? I can't take credit for that. I saw the idea on a card being traded at the Leadership Conference but I don't know whose card it was.
Aviary is an amazingly versatile set. What else could you do with it? Of course, you could use it for a "happy anniversary" card with two birds in a cage, or an empty cage with a "miss you" message, but I wanted to try being a bit more creative than those so I came up with these ideas:
First, a retirement card:
or how about these:
for the friend who is mourning the last child moving out…
or, if she isn't mourning the last child moving out (that child might be 30 or so these days!)….
What other ideas would you use this set for? I just typed my own words on the computer to add to the cards.
I hope this gives you ideas of being playful and making creative cards out of the stamps you own!
I encourage you to make some creative cards for your own homemade Valentines and for many other occasions as well!
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