One of my favorite reasons for crafting is to help a local charity. This is also a really good way to use up all of those supplies you bought, so you have room for new ones. This year some of my good friends joined me in making gorgeous valentines for a local hospice center. We created cards for the patients’ care givers; friends, spouses, sons and daughters who are dedicated to someone that they LOVE. I want to share the amazing cards created by my friends and hopefully inspire you to make cards of your own.
Today’s cards have the same design structure, but as you can see from this picture, the varieties are endless.
This is what I call a Three-Quarter card. The Three-Quarter card is made by covering the majority of the card with a lovely printed paper, leaving just one-quarter of the card showing. Then, using strips of paper or washi tape, you create a finished edge.
Did You Know? Washi Tape is a decorative tape in bright colors found everywhere from Hobby Lobby & JoAnn’s to Dollar General & Target.
Last, but not least, you embellish with a Valentine’s Day sticker; glitter hearts, mustache stickers, or sweet little blue birds, the choices are endless.
What I like about this design structure is you can buy a package of cards*, one package of stickers, two or three pieces of Valentine’s paper and some washi tape and you are set to make at least a dozen masterpieces.
I hope these cards are an inspiration to you. Watch for more images this week.
Talk to you soon!
*Supply Tip: I buy packages of cards and envelopes at Hobby Lobby, when they go on sale. The regular price is $6.99 for 50 cards with envelopes, however they frequently are on sale for 50% off. You can’t beat 50 cards with envelopes for $3.50. They come in white, cream and brown paper. Sign up to receive their newsletter or set a reminder to check out the new weekly specials every Sunday.