Hey everyone it’s Elsie here! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would share some cute Valentine’s cards with you today.
If you know me, you’ll know how much I love anything with a pun, and so Valentine’s Day really is the perfect occasion to get a little punny with your crafts! Here are the two cards I made:
First off, I’ll start with the cute Octopus card. I used this cut file, but simplified the layers and didn’t cut the more intricate layers to keep things a little more simple.
However, to add more detail back onto the octopus I used a colour pencil and doodled some sketchy circles – this is such an easy way to customise your patterned papers to create exactly what you need!
I always like to mix and match my collections, especially when I create cards because it’s a great way to stash bust! For this card I combined the Take Me Away and Oh My Heart collections. I used a purple patterned paper for the Octopus’ body and a gold foiled chipboard heart tucked into one of the tentacles from Take Me Away.
And from the Oh My Heart sticker book I used the white alpha letters to create my sentiment: ‘You octopi my heart’. Haha!!
This card all started with this cut file and a pun about jam (as you do!). After cutting out and piecing together the jam jar cut file, I freehand drew and cut a slice of bread to place next to the jar!
I used papers from Oh My Heart to create the bread, jam and strawberries, except I couldn’t find a suitable brown paper to create the bread crust. Instead I used a combination of stitching and a little bit of watercolour to get the desired effect.
To create this card’s sentiment, I used the alpha stickers from Turn The Page to spell out the word ‘jam’ and placed it on the jam jar label. I think it’s always fun to incorporate your sentiment into the main design element of your card, that way your design is much more cohesive.
I also had some spare fussy-cut butterflies and flowers from Turn The Page floating around on my desk, so I decided to use them up and by creating a few small clusters to finish up this card!
But in the meantime (apologies in advance for the second part of this sentence), I hope you have a Kraken Valentine’s you loafly lot! *walks away*