Christmas has come and gone and the next big card/craft holiday is Valentine’s Day.  Every year around 1 Billion Valentine’s cards are sent.    I found a website on Valentine facts and it says Teachers receive the most Valentine Cards.  It says children between ages 6-10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s with teachers, classmates and family members. So it is time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day cards and ideas…..

I didn’t get any time to do anything creative until very late last night.  But I didn’t want to go to bed without making at least something.  I had been itching to do something all day but spent most of the day doing other things.  So here is my creation based on a card I saw in a magazine and using some of my new Stampin’ Up! products that will be out in January.

The card base is Pretty in Pink. It is hard to tell in the photo but it is.  The bottom of the front was punched with the new Scallop Trim Border punch that will be available for FREE in the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  Inside the front I attached a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock – so it shows behind the Scallop trim.

On the front is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock – the edges are done with a faux stitching look.  I used the perforating tool from the Cutter Kit – first I rolled it in Chocolate Chip ink and then on the card stock.  It creates a faux stitched look.  I stamped the x-o-x-o definition from the Define Your Life stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.  The edges were lightly sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.

The hearts are punched with the middle sized heart in the Heart-to-Heart punch.  The paper is the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper.  Two of the hearts are Very Vanilla card stock that are lightly sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.  All the hearts are attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added two small Pretty In Pink buttons – these have retired – and I didn’t have the Sherbet Designer Buttons which do have Pretty in Pink in the set.  The buttons are threaded with very thin strips of Very Vanilla card stock instead of thread.   These are attached with mini glue dots. The Tabletop Paper Cutter works great for cutting super thin strips of card stock or paper – so if you want to thread your button to match and don’t have thread you can use card stock.  Last I added a thin strip of the Sending Love Specialty paper to the front.

I’ll have more ideas to share as part of the Create with Connie & Julie class.  I am a guest designer and I’m working on my projects.  So be sure to sign up for this online class – there will be new ideas every day for 9 weeks featuring products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.   There are only a few more days left for the early bird pricing – it ends Jan. 3rd.  The preview week starts Jan. 3rd and will be open to everyone.  On January 10th the site will only be opened to those that are registered for the class.  There are weekly challenges and prizes.  You can join the class at any time.  It should be loads of fun!  I hope to see you there.