Small Cards & Happy Writings - Rebecca Luminarias perfects the love note in today's Kiss Kiss presentation. You will ADORE them to pieces!
One of my most favorite things about Valentine's Day is trying to come up with the sweetest valentines. Whilst going through my collection of Kiss Kiss, I noticed the 'love notes' theme and because I'm such a sucker for small cards with happy writings, I started to wonder what I could do with them.
The Cutouts specialty paper, in particular, when trimmed down, had a great selection of 3"x4" journaling cards with this theme. I chose cards that had a design at the top with lines for writing on the lower portion. It makes it easy to jot down sweet nothings for the special people to which I'll be sending them.
If you're going to send a love letter, you've got to have something cute to put it in so after I cut down my cards from the specialty paper, I searched my stash of glassine bags and envelopes looking for just the right size. But I didn't find it, which meant I had to get creative. What I did have on hand were bags that were 3" x 5.5." They were perfect for the width of the my cards, but a little long. So I decided to go "bottoms up" and put the card in upside down. Then I flipped the bag upside down and folded the opening up.
What I liked about doing it this way was that I could still decorate the outside flap, but the designs on the cards were still visible. I used a bit of washi tape and/or a clothespin to secure the bag closed.
One thing I like doing when embellishing outer wrappings is to keep them somewhat simple, but add some textures. In this case, there were the glittered stems, crepe ribbon, vellum, and a sticker. The textures create depth and interest, and there's even a softness about them. Keeping the embellishments to a 3-4 item cluster makes it stress-free for your recipient when opening.
This was the same idea for each of my envelopes.
So remember, you don't always have to use products the way they were intended--don't be afraid to turn a bag upside down and see what happens. You might end up loving it!