Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DIY: Valentines Party

On Saturday, I invited some good friends over to make valentines. When we put all of our supplies on the table, it took us a few mintues to take in the mass of pink and red papers.
Each guest, as a party favor, received a crocheted heart pin that I made. (And everyone wore pink and/or red! We were all very festive.)
It was a great time and I hope to have more card making parties in the future.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

a bouquet of love

I don't remember the last time I bought a greeting card from the store. With a collection of scrapbooking papers, paper punches and a ridiculous assortment of Martha Stewart crafting supplies, I try to make cards for all sorts of occasions. (If I do buy cards, I try to purchase handmade cards.)
This card featured happens to be a birthday card. With it being a February birthday, why not give it a little Valentine's Day twist. I used a Martha Stewart layering daisy punch, a heart punch and then connected them with a simple silver brad. To give it more of a flowery feel, I stitched a few lines to make stems. The paper is from Stampin Up!. (They have some really pretty patterned papers!) The inside message reads: "Sending you a bouquet of love on your birthday!"
Maybe this can be some inspiration for handmade cards or even valentines.

DIY: Valentines, this Saturday at my apartment from 11-3 pm. I can't wait to send some more love to friends & family.
How are your valentines coming?