Vintage Valentine

Brrrr! The last few days have seen a drop in temperature in my part of the world and the endless rain has turned to sleet. Yesterday, there was also some thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure. All of which meant the decluttering was put on hold and I had no option but to drink tea and eat biscuits! Oh, and of course a little crafting.

Having done quite a few clean and simple cards and projects recently I decided to make a full-on vintagy Valentine card that I shall be sharing over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their keys and hearts theme.

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I’m sure there is a name for this card design but I like to think of it as an envelope gatefold. I glued two cards together and then cut matching triangles from each of the front flaps. I covered the inside and out with coordinating designer papers and then inked the edges with some Festive Berries distress ink.

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The bingo card image came from the Gecko Galz, as did the cute little girl and boy. I merged them together digitally before printing out and layering them up with a heart shaped doily.

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I’ve placed a strip of ribbon and some white crochet lace across the bottom and then added a little arrangement of sweetheart blossom and roses.

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On the outside of the card I’ve used white crochet lace and a gorgeous red ribbon that is half sheer and half satin with glittery stitching down the centre. I also popped on some dots of red glitter glue.

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The little Valentine envelope is freebie from the Vintage Feedsacks blog. I layered it on to a piece of chipboard and then added designer paper to the back. It is only stuck down on one side of the card so that the card opens and the weight of the chipboard helps it to act as a stopper when the card is closed. I’ve inked the edges of the envelope and added a tiny bow, made from peppermint candy baker’s twine, and a paper rose.

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The final embellishment is a tiny chipboard key that I’ve painted and glittered then embellished with a glittery red heart.

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All the ribbons have come from Really Reasonable Ribbon in the fabulous ribbon club assortments that I receive each month. I am also entering this card for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #87 Valentine’s Day/Love and ribbon theme.

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By the way, the biscuits I mentioned at the start of these post were not just any old biscuits. They were Cadbury’s Crème Egg biscuits! I know!!!!!!!

Thanks for buzzing by.

 


Comments

Vintage Valentine — 23 Comments

  1. Aw, sweet. Lovely design, the wrap idea is great, and those little glitter hearts are to die for – as are the gorgeous paper and ribbon.

    Stay dry today.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – I wish I could remember where those hearts came from. Had them a couple of years and they are sooooo handy. Might have been Hobbycraft. No danger of me getting wet today, I’ve stayed firmly inside. xx

  2. I really, really like the design of this card!! I love the colors and the layers and the textures-so sweet and pretty! I think I might use your design as a springboard for my Valentines 🙂
    I’ve never encountered Cadbury Creme Egg biscuits (cookies to us Yanks), but they sound pretty awesome!

    • Thanks Roberta. I think the cookies (!) are new – I’d not seen them before. Cadbury’s know how to rock a crème egg and chocolate biscuits so it’s a match made in heaven. Be warned though – they come in packs of 6!!!!

  3. Wow Mrs. BeeZ, you’ve really outdone yourself, what an incredible Valentine, so many layers that go perfectly together. I’m so envious of your unlimited talents. Happy week
    Sorry to hear you’re having lousy weather. It’s been quite pleasant here but snow has melted and we have a mud dump in our yards, eek. I’d rather have cold and lots of snow. Midwest and east coast are really getting it hard this winter.

    • Thank you 🙂 Totally with you on the snow rather than the wet and muddy. It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since October 🙂 Happy Week!

  4. What a gorgeous card! Love the fold, and the way the precious vintage image is revealed when you open the card. Thanks for playing along in the RRR Challenge #87: Valentine’s/Love.

  5. Hello dear, what a beautiful and sweet card did you make! So dreamy too. And I don’t know those biscuits, but I love them all (almost), so I’m sure they were delicious 🙂 xx Wendy

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