Friday, January 24, 2020

Easy Valentine - Stampin' Up! Heartfelt

  Now that my kids are in middle school I don't have a need for a mass of Valentine's Day cards but back in the day when we would need enough for 2 classes plus teachers we would be making about 60 cards when all was said and done.  That's a lot and if the kids actually want to help it seems like it becomes twice as much work!  The trick is to design a card that comes together quickly, has elements that the kids can do and won't break the bank.  I think my card today fits the bill not only for a card you can make with your kids but one you can make and send out yourself.

  The Heartfelt bundle paired with the awesome From My Heart Specialty DSP makes this card design fun and easy!  Just mix up the paper designs and swap out the sentiment to keep things interesting!  The kids can easily do the stamping, punching, dimensionals and let those little dexterous fingers at the faceted gems! If they are older and supervised the embossing is a really fun thing for them to try!

  To make this project more economical you can make it as a card front with out a fold.  Each sheet of cardstock can be cut into 4 card fronts.  The kids can write their to:/from: and stamp some hearts on the back.  No need for an envelope!

  The card base is Whisper White thick.  Then a strip of the From My Heart foil paper with a length of Whisper White seam binding tied with a simple knot.  The top panel of DSP is popped on dimensionals with some faceted gems sprinkled around (this could be left off for a kids Valentine to save time).

  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark on Real Red cardstock then embossed with white embossing powder.  It's then punched out with the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch pack.  Some more dimensionals to pop it up and then a few more faceted gems finish off this card.

  What do you think?  Get those elementary school kids working on their own Valentine's day cards!  You have plenty of time!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Heartfelt

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Real Red, From My Heart DSP

Accessories: Heart punch pack, white embossing powder, dimensionals, From My Heart faceted gems, Whisper White seam binding

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