Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pretty in Pink Valentine's Day Cards by Rachel Paxton

Looking for some easy cards to make for Valentine's Day? These pretty pink Valentine's Day cards will take you less than an hour to make and your friends and family will love them.

I have designed three different Valentine's Day cards for you to choose from. They are all based on the same theme so you can prepare and put them together at the same time. It is more cost effective to make them this way...I put together six cards from two 12x12 pieces of scrapbook paper.


3 white pre-made greeting cards
1 piece of white 12x12 scrapbook paper
1 piece of pink 12x12 scrapbook paper
Small heart-shaped rubber stamp
Black ink pad
Pink colored pencil
Narrow white ribbon
Hole punch
Paper cutter
Glue stick

Before you get started on the actual cards, you can create the hearts that will decorate each of the three cards.

Use the paper cutter to cut six 2x2" pieces of white scrapbook paper. Using the heart rubber stamp and the black ink pad, stamp heart in the center of each piece of white scrapbook paper.

After the ink dries for a few minutes, color in the hearts with the pink colored pencil. Now you are ready to start your first card.

Card #1:

The first card will open horizontally. Using the paper cutter, cut a rectangle from the pink piece of scrapbook paper. The rectangle should take up about three-fourths of the card.

Using the hole punch, punch two holes right next to each other near the top center of the pink piece of paper. Cut a piece of white ribbon approximately 6 inches long. Thread the ribbon through the holes in the pink paper.

Glue the pink paper in the center of the white greeting card. Carefully tie the white ribbon into a bow, cutting the ends of the ribbon to your desired length.

Next space out three white squares with the hearts on them in the center of the pink paper. Glue in place.

Card #2:

The second card will open vertically. It is very similar to the first card, in that you will cut a pink piece of scrapbook paper into the shape of a rectangle that takes up about three-fourths of the card. Attach the white ribbon at the top center of the pink paper, as for the first card.

Glue the piece of pink paper in the center of a white greeting card. On this card, you will center two hearts in the center of the pink paper, one above the other.

Card #3:

The third card will also open vertically. For this one I cut about an inch off the bottom of the white greeting card so it is closer to the shape of a square.

Cut a piece of pink scrapbook paper into the shape of a square that takes up about two-thirds of the card.

Attach the white ribbon at the top center of the pink paper as with the other cards.

Glue the piece of pink paper in the center of the greeting card. Glue one heart onto the center of the card.

These cards are very easy to make. If you don't want to mess with rubber stamps, you could use heart-shaped stickers in their place. Your friends and family won't believe how little time you spent making them!

Photos of finished Valentine's Day cards:http://www.crafty-moms.com/cards/pink-valentines-cards.shtml

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four.

Forscrapbooking, card making, gift-giving ideas, and more familymemory-making activities, visit http://www.crafty-moms.com.

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