Confession: I am a sucker for a pretty card. I’m also a sucker for a sappy card but that’s another story. As M and I continue to try to financially recoup from wedding/honeymoon/Christmas, I decided to make handmade cards this year for Valentine’s Day in an attempt to save some dough. Before going diving in head first at Joann’s Fabrics, I rummaged through all my crafting supplies to see what I had and what I needed. Seeing as I tied the knot only a few months ago, I still had/have a shit ton of arts and crafts goodies lingering around the house and literally ended up spending less than $8 on everything I needed to make a whole lotta cards for mah boos.
- Blank cards (I like the recycled paper variety. Tres chic.)
- Swanky paper
- Lots of inspiration here, here, here and here
I’m not an artist (or Brittany Jones, for that matter :) so when trying to become inspired, I really tried to lean towards ideas that were actually doable for my skill level (my stick figures have bows and dresses. Watch out, Picasso!) but were still cute but not too cute -you know what I’m talking about. I printed a heart template and got to work cutting hearts galore and gluing doilies.
Needless to say, a couple hours sitting criss cross on the floor and paper scraps everywhere yielded this:
I was really excited to find the map paper for my long distance biffles! Inner sap fulfilled!
(inside reads: be mine?)
Truthfully, it feels weird to not be at Walgreens the morning of, digging through the left over valentine cards, trying to find something mildly work appropriate to throw on my co-worker’s desk. Three cheers for not procrastinating for once!
For more Valentine’s Day ideas check here.