I teach a card making class for kids. We are having a Valentine’s Day party this week so they can exchange cards. I decided to also give each student a Valentine from me. However, I didn’t get to work on them until the last minute since I wasn’t feeling well this week. I’m not entirely satisfied with the design or execution, but my 9 year old declared them “super cute”. The thought is what counts anyway, right? So the moral of today’s post is: just do it.
These cards measure 2.75×4.25 (I folded a card front size in half to make small Valentine’s).
I added a little sparkle to one of the hearts with a Wink of Stella pen. Hard to show up in this photo. I only did one heart to mimic what is waiting inside…
…this super cutie little monster (from the Monster Hugs stamp set from Simon Says Stamp). I don’t have the die set for this stamp so I just fussy cut this little guy out. The nice thick simple stamp outline made it easy. Adding the little sparkle to the heart made it just a little more special.
I attached all these little guys on a strip of cardstock mounted to pop up this guy when the card is opened. I stamped the “Monster Hugs” sentiment and added some more sparkle to the words. The scribble hearts on the outside aren’t a design match to the simple line-drawn monster. This is the design choice I said I wasn’t satisfied with in the beginning. But adding the faux stitching inside and out helped pull things together just a little bit.
Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s day.