Don't hide your feelings -- make a clear statement with a see-through pocket for embellishments. Cut a plastic slide holder into pieces, and attach a strip of pockets to the front of a card. Fill the pockets with punched hearts and stickers, and add a clever title that plays off the transparent look.
SOURCES: Patterned paper, Chatterbox. Font, Lane Narrow, off the Internet. Stickers, Die Cuts with a View. Brads, SEI. Punch, Marvy Uchida.
Use type to create a card that makes a graphic statement and can be reproduced in mere minutes. Fill a text box with color in your word-processing program, and vary the size and color of your type. Print on card stock, and accent with a punched heart. (upper left)
SOURCES: Font, Zurich, off the Internet. Punch, Marvy Uchida.
Give a simple card a sensual feel with elements cut from fabric. Snip a swatch of bold-print fabric and stitch it to the card front. Add a heart cut from velvet, and attach a printed tag with a color brad. (upper right)
SOURCES: Font, High Tide by Two Peas in a Bucket. Brad, SEI. Punch, Marvy Uchida.
Revisit the practice of creating pictograms by spelling out your feelings for your true love with photos and simple shapes. Crop two photos to the same size and mount them on the card front. Add sticker symbols and hearts punched from card stock. (bottom)
SOURCES: Embossed paper, Lasting Impressions for Paper. Stickers, Pebbles Inc. Punch, Marvy Uchida.
Designs by Nia Reddy
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