Thursday, January 19, 2012

Make Your Valentine Card Even More Special

Another first for me today - I am guest designer over at The BugBytes.  Thank you so much Pam for inviting me, I am beyond flattered and extremely excited.

I thought I would just make a simple card for Valentines Day for my youngest daughter.  February is a very busy month for me in the card making department as both my daughters have birthdays this month (one actually on Valentines Day.) Don't forget to check the end of this post on how to make your valentine card even more special.

Here is the card I made for her.

This is an SVG file from Lettering Delights, called Kyoto Kuties which was given as a freebie by Jin from Under A Cherry Tree.  I made mine into a card by taking two of the base layers and welding them together in Silhouette Studio.  These are the various component parts cut out and ready to be assembled.

I ran the various pieces through the Xyron machine, and then stuck them all together.  I used pop-dots for her sleeves and hands to give a little more dimension.

In the original SVG file this little girl is holding an umbrella, but I decided to give her this sign instead.  The stamp I bought in the dollar bin at M's several years ago, and the card stock is taped to a toothpick which I coloured with a Stampin' Up marker.

Here is another look at her with the envelope I made from a piece of patterned card stock called 'Harmony' (My Little Shoebox.)

As promised an idea to make your valentine card a little more special, check out this link Valentines Postmark.  I have lived in Colorado since 1999, and was so excited to find out about the special postmark you could get from Loveland, CO.  Over the years I discovered many other places that put special postmarks on envelopes for 14th February - my girls and husband got them every year (of course I never knew who they were from as the cards were never signed.)

Thank you again Pam for inviting me to play, and thanks everyone for stopping by today.



  1. This is awesome! Love love the card and I am sure your daughter will too. TFS Love your blog new look

  2. Oh she is a cutie!! Your daughter is going to love this card, adorable!

  3. Michelle, I love her, she is so cute!

  4. I saw this card over the The BugBytes and decided to start stalking you... I love your work!


  5. well of course only cool people are born in February! love the card and the link!

  6. Gorgeous! I love the image you used. The sign really suites it well :)

  7. congratulations on your new 'guest designer' role, well deserved xx


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