Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day - Ten Crafty Projects

I've been crafting up a storm this Valentine's Day and wanted to share all the adorable cards, tags and projects I've been making for Vanlikethecar Designs!!

1.  Chanel-Inspired Valentine.  My friend request a card for his Chanel-loving wife so I wanted to somehow mimic those gorgeous quilted Chanel bags.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye); Cardstock (American Crafts); Stamps (Lawn Fawn, Inkadinkadoo); Digital Files (Silhouette Online Store).

2.  Marine Corps Valentine.  This valentine was custom ordered for a Marine Corps dad from his Navy daughter.  The flag and Marine Corps seal are both hand stamped, hand colored and then covered in glossy accents for a three dimensional look.

Supplies:  Cardstock (American Crafts, Bazzil); Stamps (Unity); Other (Glossy Accents).

3.  Conversation Hearts Pop-Up Valentines.  I love the look of long cards that fit inside a business envelope.  These are embellished with a rainbow of conversation hearts and have a pop up greeting on the inside.

Supplies:  Cardstock (American Crafts, Martha Stewart); Baker's Twine (Twinery); Digital Files (Silhouette Online Store).

4.  Love Bites Valentine This is a shape card for a little boy who loves sharks.  I initially wanted to place the heart banner on the outside but it didn't look right for some reason.  So I placed it on the inside along with some letter stickers saying "Love Bites."

Supplies:  Cardstock (American Crafts, Martha Stewart); Stamps (A*Muse); Letter Stickers (Echo Park); Digital Files (Hero Arts).

5.  Curious George Loves You.  My daughter is a Curious George fanatic so I made this cute little card to look like Curious George is holding a banner holding her name.  Super simple but I think she'll love it.

Supplies:  Cardstock (American Crafts); Stamps (Lawn Fawn). 

6.  I Cereal-ously Like You Valentine Tags.  This was inspired by something a friend saw on Pinterest and she wanted to make them for her daughter's preschool classmates.  I couldn't resist also making some for Charlotte.

Supplies:  Cardstock (American Crafts, Georgia Pacific); Embossing Folder (Provocraft); Digital Files (Silhouette Online Store). 

7.  I Like You a Ton Valentine Tags.  These are some cute tags for a friend to add to her son's treat bags.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Georgia Pacific, Martha Stewart); Baker's Twine (Twinery); Digital Files (Lettering Delights). 

8.  I Like You to the Core Valentine Tags.  I made these tags for Charlotte's classmates.  I wrapped a bag of apple chips in the lunch bag and just tied it all together with some green yarn.  

Supplies:  Cardstock (Georgia Pacific); Digital Files (Lettering Delights). 

9.  Candy Boxes and Tags.  These are the little candy boxes I made and filled with homemade chocolates for Charlotte's teachers.  For the tags, I simply hand stamped some cute images/ sentiments onto shipping tags and colored them in.

Supplies:  Shipping Tags (Avery); Stamps (A*Muse); Cardstock (Recollections; Martha Stewart); Digital Files (Loni Stevens). 

10.  I Love You Frame.  And finally, here is a frame I made for Justin and I.  Since you can use dry erase markers on glass, Justin and I write reasons why we love each other on the frame every day.  It's a good way for us to keep things in perspective.  I will post a tutorial on how to make your own soon.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper (We R Memory Keepers); Vinyl (Silhouette); Digital Files (Kerri Bradford).

Whew...that was a lot of crafting for Valentine's Day!!!  Thank you again for all the support and for dropping by.

Project 100 Update:  46 down, 54 to go.  There were three conversation heart cards and I'm counting each candy box as a separate project.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow Van! Some totally fabulous projects you've got here!


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