As soon as I saw the inspiration image, I knew I would use Kraft Cardstock with Red and White for a Valentine's Day Card.
I really wanted to make a heart shaped card so I die cut two of the same hearts to have a front and back. I used a set of Heart Dies from Little B that have a cross-stitched detail. Lay the back heart into your scoring board, and crease the top 1/2 inch of the heart. Once that is scored, take it out of the scoring tool and crease those lines well with a bone folder. Fold the creases forward and back a couple of times then put strong adhesive on the "flaps" next to the score lines. I used ¼ inch Scor-Tape. Remove the backing from the tape, line up the front heart and press the two pieces together firmly using your bone folder. Now you have a heart shaped card. You can do this with lots of different shapes if you happen to have a lot of larger sized dies.
Using the same set of heart dies, I cut additional hearts from Red Shimmer and Stamper's Select White Cardstock. The red shimmer hearts were all dry embossed - one with hearts and one with stripes to add some texture to otherwise boring layers. I adhered all the layers with Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive. I cut a few small hearts using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die from a scrap of gold cardstock and cut the Happy Valentines Day sentiment from Stamper's Select White Cardstock. I attached those with Ranger Multi-Medium Matte.
I also used the same red shimmer paper to make a matching envelope because this card is not a standard size. My envelope is 5.5 inches square and will require extra postage if I send it through the US Mail. You can use an envelope punch board to make your own. Since this is a Valentine's Day card, I also white heat embossed a flourish onto the front of the envelope. The flourish is from an older Stampin' Up set called Baroque Motifs which is no longer available.
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