Just in time for the popular heartfelt holiday, our latest collection, Paper Heart, is available for purchase at your favorite scrapbook retail outlet. Included in the Valentine's Day themed collection are nine double sided papers, matching phrase & border stickers, and designer chipboard die-cuts. Also, for our card makers, the 6" x 6" mini pattern paper pad. If you're looking for love this season, look no further, as Paper Heart is bound to win the heart of every scrapbooker out there! And to help you get started on this year's crafty Valentine's Day ideas, throughout the first half of the month, displayed will be an endless variety of Paper Heart projects from the talented CP Girl Design Team. So, prepare yourself, it's time to fall in love once more...
A Valentine's Day card shouldn't be given without that extra special something - Michiko here, to introduce you to my own personal version of Valentine's Day card happiness. It's simple, and still very pretty. Plus, I'll show you how to create a matching vellum envelope, a place for storing additional items someone might enjoy upon receiving your Valentine's Day treat.
The Essentials: Paper Heart Collection, Vellum Paper, Twine, Heart Shape Punch, Starburst Shape Punch, Eyelets, Card Ring, Sewing Machine, Knife, and Scotch Tape.
Trim a sheet of vellum paper to 5.5" x 10.5". In creating the envelope, I'm going to have you start from scratch. It's so simple, that once you try it, you'll realize just how convenient it is to make an envelope of this kind.
Using the listed measurements, draw the following envelope design as noted above. Trim the shaded areas from the design. The top portion of the envelope is freehand, so feel free to change the shape of it if you prefer a different style.
Punch two, 1" starburst circles, from a lingering vellum scrap. Position a eyelet through the center of each circle. They're to help fasten twine around the closure of your envelope so that it stay's securely intact.
Fold the vellum as shown. Adhere the circles to the envelope and twist a length of twine around both. Make sure to apply a small amount of adhesive upon gluing the circles down. I suggest that instead, you consider using small or medium sized glue dots. It'll make the process a lot easier!
Create a 3" x 3" photo message card, and slip it into the envelope along with the hearts. Tie the chipboard key to the envelope with the help of the twine. You're finished! This see-thru envelope is soooo cute!