How cute is this? This is one of my favorite Valentines I’ve ever created. I just love the cheeky use of “wood” with the wood grain paper. I worked at a small gift wrap and stationery boutique for almost two years and the owner specialized in corporate gifting. She ordered an entire roll of this “wood” paper for one of her clients. The cool thing about this paper is it’s not just a woodgrain, it’s made in a way that has serious wooden texture. I wasn’t sure if I could find it online, but I did (see link in materials list), and you guys, they have a ton of beautiful choices! My head is spinning with ideas for other projects I could use this for. Oh, and check out my other Valentine’s projects here! Good stuff.
- Cardstock, Paper Source
- This size is an A2 folded card in superfine white
- Envelope, handmade
- Ribbon, Michaels, similar
- Paper for envelope liners, old; similar fuchsia wrapping paper at Paper Source
- Envelope liner kit, Paper Source
- Lick and Stick remoistenable envelope glue
- Xyron machine or glue stick (The Xyron would work best with the ribbon and if you don’t have one, I HIGHLY recommend it. It will come in handy many, many times. I promise. You could also use a glue stick though it would definitely be messier)
- Bone folder or ruler (for creating envelope)
- Computer and color printer (for type on front of card)
- Create the “Wood you be mine?” on your computer with fonts of your choice and format it to fit on your card. Print.
- Results may vary depending on your printer. You may find it easier to print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper and then cut it down to fit on your folded card.
- Cut wood grain paper and ribbon and adhere to the front of card with chosen adhesive.
- Using the A2 envelope template, trace onto wood grain paper and cut out.
- Use a bone folder (or similar edge) to make folds and then a tape runner or glue stick to adhere sides of envelope.
- Side note: you may buy Lick & Stick remoistenable glue to make your envelopes legit (you can see it in the first photo). But depending on if you’re sending it in the mail, you could seal the envelope with double-sided tape or simply a small circle seal.
- Trace and cut your envelope liners, insert into envelopes.
- If you need more information about creating handmade envelopes with the template kit or lining envelopes, check out the tutorials here and here.
The kicker for this card is the handmade envelope made with the beautiful wood paper. It really steps the card up a notch and makes the “Wood you be mine” all the more whimsical and adorable!
Shoot me a comment if you have questions or need help with something! xo