Wednesday, February 13, 2013

happy almost valentine's day!



Hi everyone!  Julie here, with a couple of cards for Valentine's Day.  (Or anytime you might want to say I love you.)  


I'll start with the one on the left.  Super easy.  I used 2 - 4x6 page protectors...and trimmed off the edge with the holes.  You could use any size you'd like your card to be.  Next, choose your patterned paper and cut 2 pieces to 4x6. I stamped mine and embellished minimally, because I was adding the confetti.
Once you're done, slide it into the page protector.  Then add the confetti.  


This is the fun part. :)  I used sequins (super cheap at the craft store)...and also used various sizes of hole punches.  I punched dictionary paper, glitter paper, patterned paper...everything!
Once the confetti is in (I added some to the back page as well)...sew the openings shut on both page protectors.  Then sew them together to make the card.


Ta da! :)

For the other card I used red dot side of the Polaroid paper (Stationery Noted line) as the base.  Then I cut the I love you block from the other side.


I used gray thread and stitched around the inside of the box.  Then I wrapped it in baker's twine.  Attach to the card with pop dots.  I punched a large heart, and attached that with pop dots as well.
Then just add your people and you're all set! :)


Hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day tomorrow!  
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40 comments:

  1. Very nice cards, the contrast of the striped twine & paper with the polka dot paper is nice together.

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  2. What pretty cards - love the different looks.

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  3. Loved the idea of using page protectors...deffinatly doing this:)

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  4. Yay! The blog is working again! Love these designs. :-)

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  5. Interesting how page protectors are being used.

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  6. There is no doubt how much i love these cards!!! I will be frantically making them tonight just for the incase i need an extra!! THese are absolutely amazing!! Thak you for the inspiration!!!

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  7. The confetti card is super cute!

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  8. Love the page protector idea. Too cute.

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  9. I love the page protector idea, gonna have to try that for sure.

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  10. Beautiful cards ! very unique idea using the page protectors.

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  11. You are so creatively clever Julie! The confetti card with the protecter idea=genius +cute! Also like the use of the instagram photo frame on the other card. Might have to scraplift both for last minute cards for my non-hipster Mother and Nerdy husband :0

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  12. I love these papers and your cards look so cute. You call them super easy, but they look as though you spent lots of time. They're beautiful, and very creative.

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  13. That was a First for me to see Page Protectors!!! I LOVE that Idea and who does not love to have fun with confetti... I save my Punches from My Zutter and Cinch to use for this purpose... Great JOB!!!!

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  14. Love them!!
    Love the twine..did you hand stitch the second card?

    Love the sequins!

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  15. Love the cards my favorite is the heart and the two people!

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  16. both of these are fun. love the confetti idea!

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  17. Super cute. Love the little wooden people on the second card!

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  18. So adorable. I love these cards. Wonderful ideas and details all around....

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  19. Love the use of page protectors with the confetti...very cute cards!

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  20. very cute - love that idea with the page protectors - simply fabulous !!!

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  21. Love the page protector card. Love how you were able to incorporate such an "unusual" item into a card!!! Love it, love it, love it =)

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  22. Love the poloroid card, those frames are awesome ♥

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  23. You are so creative! I love this!

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  24. Just awesome! The polaroid is such a great detail.

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  25. You just inspired me to try something with an embossed acrylic piece with sequins under! Great cards, both of them.

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  26. Loving great idea making a polaroid card. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

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  27. So cute!! Such wonderful inspiration!

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  28. THAT'S such a cute idea and a great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I just love the little wooden people. Too cute!

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  30. Those are absolutely adorable. I love each of them. So many elements that are adorable!!

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  31. Happy Valentine's Day!
    =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  32. Awesome cards. Love the two different looks. They are adorable. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  33. These are so much fun! I love the confetti card and the polaroid accented with the stitching is excellent!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  34. I absolutely love the confetti! Such a fun way to express your love. Polaroids are a favorite motif of mine lately...the two wood people are the perfect finishing touch!

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