Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cute Little Valentines

Hi All! Just wanted to pop in and share the cute little valentine cards that I made with my Paper Smooches stamps and a couple of Sizzix dies.

When trying to decide what I wanted to make I realized that many of the Paper Smooches images and sayings were similar to the cute little store-bought valentines that kids use to give to their friends...only better!  I started with the Sizzix Bigz XL Mini-Correspondence die by Brenda Walton.  I cut the little cards using white card stock and got to stamping!  It was a lot of fun and I almost wish I had needed to make more so I could keep going!  Once they were stamped I did some quick coloring with watercolor pencils and a water brush.  I stamped some little hearts around the images and then edged them with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  So cute!!

The images used are from the following Paper Smooches stamp sets: Woofers & Tweeters, Sugar Rush, Chit Chat, My Peeps, Party Posse, Nine Lives, Briny Blue, and Giddy Gumdrops.
I also used the mini-correspondence die to cut the little library card-type envelope.  You can't see it but when the recipient removes the little valentine card they'll see "Happy Valentine's Day!" stamped on the envelope behind the card.

I used the Sizzix Bigz XL Treat Popper die, also by Brenda Walton, for the candy holder.  I embellished them with a piece from the Sizzix Scallop Eyelet Edge decorative strip die cut from white paper.  Then I attached the valentine card with curling ribbon.  Super easy and fun!  All of my co-workers loved them!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm linking this to the Paper Smooches Fun & Cute Challenge.  Also, linking to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog where the theme is We Love Stamps.


  1. The little cards are lovely with those sweet images and the candy holder/crackers are fabulous! Anne x

  2. I was lucky enough to get one of these too! And they are MUCH cuter in person!

  3. I want one!!! LOL So cute and creative, as you Sis!

  4. The whole set is just too cute and adorable! The different images are super sweet! Lovely valentine's goodies! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. These are adorable! I am sure your recipients loved them!