Oh yes, it’s February and that means only one thing-heart themed craft! I was looking back at Valentine’s cards that I’ve made over the years and thought I’d share a few, partly to help me design this year’s and also to hopefully spread some love (and maybe inspiration!)
The amount of time spent on my cards appears to have a direct link to the age of my children at the time (and therefore how well they settled at night!)
This card was made when my son was 2 and I hadn’t had my daughter yet (but I was hugely pregnant and a bit tired!) Mr C had treated me to the Martha Stewart elephant punch so I used it to make a simple and quick card. Two elephants, a stamped greeting and die cut layers, two gems for eyes and some faux stitching and the job was done!
The next year we’d had our daughter too and I was really busy, with a full time (70 hours a week) job thrown in for good measure. This card was made entirely using my Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge in about 15 minutes, but the red, white and black made quite a striking mix.
Last year I had bucket loads of time and made a fancy pants envelope card with it’s own box! Docrafts Owl Folk was just the job, and I heat embossed some owls to enhance it. It was one of those cards where you get your stash out and decide to use all the things!
I haven’t got photos of my other makes but one year (pre children!) I made a rather fancy waterfall card. It’s been fun revisiting my previous designs to help with this year’s, hope they’ve inspired you too!