Hi, There, Stampers!
In yesterday’s article, I promised you something quick and easy for some last minute Valentine Cards. Do you remember last week when I encouraged you to look for a sketch when you’re in need of something quick? Well, that’s what I did with this card. I keep my digital sketches in a folder on my computer and I did a quick search and quickly found the sketch that I used for this card. In was from a card that I made last May. Click here to check it out!
I Made One Little Revision
As you know by now, my one pack of Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper has been lying on my work station for the last couple of weeks. I tried putting it back, but it kept escaping my cupboard. Unfortunately, by this time I’m just about out of all of the different sheets in the pack. But I definitely had enough scraps to make the strips that the sketch I had called for. One little change that I made, though, had to do with the center strip. I wanted three of the hearts on this print to be on the strip. So there are a little bit longer than the 3″ called for in my sketch.
That’s what sketches are supposed to be – suggestions, not concrete rules! Oh, did I say that in my last sketch post?
How I Picked the Prints
I actually do have scraps of most of the designs in this paper set left. But I didn’t want to mix and match them without having some kind of a theme. As you might guess by now, my theme ended up being papers that had Petal Pink colors in them. Once I figured that out, arranging them was a bit easier. I knew I wanted the hearts in the middle. Then I realized that two of the other four prints had some of the Mint Macaron color in them. I made them the outside strips, and used the Petal Pink Monochrome prints for the other two strips.
Arranging the Strips
It was a bit harder figuring out the vertical placement of these strips as they were longer than the 3″ strips I’d used before. But I think I worked that part of it out pretty well. The secret for the horizontal arrangement is to first place the center strip right in the center. I place my cardstock on grid paper so that I know right where the center of the cardstock is. Once I did that, I added the two outside strips. Finally, I added the inside strips, making sure that they were the same distance from the center strip and the outside strips.
Tying It All Together
I haven’t said this in a while. But I tied the whole card front all together by using two pieces of the Sweet Sorbet from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine, finishing it in a bow over the middle strip. The sentiment is from the Share a Milkshare Stamp Set.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!
I hope you have all your cards made! If not, try just cutting up some strips of whatever Valentine’s Paper you have and making this quick and easy card!