With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to think about creating handmade cards and tags to add a special touch to your holiday gifting for those that you love. You may think our Large Jane Alphabet Stamp is made for scrapbook layouts, but Meghann Andrew is here to show you how you can also use these large alphas to create cards, too, and when paired with the Chloe Alphabet Stamp, it’s a match made in heaven! Let’s take a look:
Hello! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love giving and receiving gifts, letting someone know how much I care, and especially, crafting for the sweetest of holidays! I’m a stamper at heart, and when I saw the tall and thin sans-serif Large Jane font alongside the handwritten Chloe, I knew that they would be perfect on Valentines!
These sweet and simple cards came together in just minutes, with a few products from the January kit and extras!
Let’s start out with the simplest card. If you can stamp, you can create this layered and lovely greeting! The teal polka dot pattern from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack provided just the color I needed on the background. I stamped “be” and “my” in teal ink using the solid Large Jane Alphabet Stamp, then added “valentine” below in an orchid purple using the Chloe Alphabet Stamp. To frame my sentiment, I backed the white cardstock with a thin, orchid cardstock frame, tied it with baker’s twine and adhered to my card front using dimensional adhesive. The only thing left was to add a few puffy stickers from the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers sheet.
This card was so much fun to put together! I started off by stamping a column of “XO’s” using the Large Jane Alphabet Outline Stamp onto smooth, white cardstock, then I offset stamped the Solid Jane Alphabet X’s and O’s using teal and pink ink. I fussy cut my column and backed it with some teal cardstock, before adhering to my gray polka dot background from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I topped the column with a label from the January 2019 Kit and added the Chloe stamped and fussy-cut “love you” sentiment to the top. Three small dots from the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers finished off the card.
This card may be the most time-consuming in the trio that I’m sharing today, but it only takes minutes to create. After stamping “love” onto my white cardstock background using the Large Jane Alphabet Outline Stamp, I cut out the center of the letters using a craft knife. I then used a border punch to add a scalloped border to the edges, being sure that my “love” word was centered. Next, I added acetate to the back of the word before stamping “you” in pink ink using the Chloe Alphabet Stamp. I then tied teal twine around this cardstock piece. On my white card front, I added small strips of the pink grid paper from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack to the sides. After adding dimensional adhesive to the back of my cardstock around the word “love” and in each corner. I placed a few sequins on my card front and laid the “love you” piece on top, being sure that the dimensional adhesive made a good seal around the sequins. The only thing left to add was the white puffy heart!