Valentine’s Cards: using creative supplies

January 2, 2012

in Cards

Hi All - I wanted to show you some super easy & fun cards using some supplies that you might not think to use. These cards are easy to mass produce and don't require a lot of supplies, so they are perfect if you're on a budget!

I used some Kraft cardstock, cut to 4.25" x 4.25" and some stamps from Hero Arts "Valentine Sayings" clear stamp set. To create the hearts, I used a punch from Stampin Up along with some FREE colored paper. Yep, totally free :)

...paint samples!!

I thought these would be fun to use because they have a perfect gradient of color. I had fun picking out a few swatches that would be great to use on Valentine's Day. I've seen people make Christmas trees with these too - so much you can do.

I used some foam adhesive to adhere all of the hearts to give the cards a little more interest, as they are pretty simple to begin with.

...and just a fun little sentiment on the inside. I will be listing this set for sale in my Etsy shop if any of you are interested ;) Have a great week!

{ 13 comments }

Monica January 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Cute! Yep paint samples make great project supplies!!

Jennifer D January 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Such a cute idea!!! I might need to “borrow” this concept ;-)

Candice January 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Love love love these!! I have hoards of paint samples lying around just begging to be used, thanks for the wonderful idea!! Your cards are darling:)

Amy S January 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

What a great idea! We have a home depot that has just opened up near us. Plus these would be great for mass producing for the classes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorcas January 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

Brilliant! You kill me! :)

Maria Guimaraes January 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

I LOVE these! Perfect for my kid’s valentine’s workshop!

Lucy January 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

OMG, what a cute idea! Home Depot here I come!

Debbie Whitman January 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

So cute! Love your ideas!

Lorrie January 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

What an adorable and almost free project to try! Great idea! What are the Christmas Tree ones and do you have a photo or link for it? Thank you !

Snoopy January 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

What a fantastic idea! I even have paint samples here. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

kampmom January 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

love the idea! how did you make the brown card?

Melissa January 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

I LOVE this project! In fact, I love it so much that I included it in my roundup of great handmade Valentine cards! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-make-your-own-valentines-day-card/

peggy 5' February 23, 2012 at 5:28 am

this card is so cute!
thank you for this good idea!

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