If you’re looking for some Valentine inspiration, this is a great start! It has a lot ideas and elements, but the execution is straightforward. I made this card a while ago, but still love the idea of layering, and I’m a sucker for that pink/brown color combo–it reminds me of a sweet shop!
- Cardstock and envelopes, Paper Source
- This size is an A2 scallop card in chocolate, middle layer blossom, top layer superfine white, with A2 envelopes in chocolate
- Ribbon, Michaels
- Heart rubber stamp, Impress Cards and Crafts, similar
- Happy Valentine’s Day rubber stamp, Impress Cards and Crafts, similar
- Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate stamp pad, Impress Cards and Crafts
- Clear embossing powder, Paper Source
- Envelope liners, old, Paper Source, similar
- Paper cutter
- Envelope liner kit, Paper Source
- Double-sided tape or similar adhesive; my fave is a tape runner. A glue stick works well too.
- 1/8” hole punch
**Are you seeing the Paper Source trend here? Ha! I worked there for three years and spent an ungodly amount of money—even with the discount!! Yikes.
- Using the scallop card as the backer, determine your layers and cut accordingly. I have a 12” paper cutter that I adore.
- Stamp and emboss your image; let dry.
- Never embossed? Have no idea what I’m talking about?? Watch this great tutorial from Paper Source.
- Adhere layers with tape runner or preferred adhesive.
- Punch holes at the top of card and insert ribbon; tie with a square knot (see tutorial) or similar.
- It’s important here to use an appropriate size hole punch. Your standard office supply punch is 1/4″ which is just way too big.
- Trace envelope liner onto paper—you can use ANY kind of paper. Trace with pencil on the back side of the paper.
- Carefully cut liners (watch that tip!) and insert into envelopes; adhere with double-sided tape, glue stick, or tape runner.
- Again, not sure what I’m talking about? Check out this tutorial for envelope liners. It’s so easy, you’ll want to line all envelopes forever.
Woot! This color combo would be adorable for a baby shower or little girl’s birthday party. I would love to see your cards with layers and/or stamping and embossing! Send me links! Or find me on Instagram @kristiejcain. And for more inspiration, check out some of my other Valentine’s projects here!