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Elsie Robinson: Cute Valentine’s Cards

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and @heyelsie has some cute card inspiration on the @pinkpaislee blog for you! #pinkpaislee #ppTurnThePage #ppOhMyHeart #ppTakeMeAway #valentinesday #valentinecards

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:

 

elsie-pp-2First 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.

elsie-pp-5However, 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!

elsie-pp-3I 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!!

elsie-pp-4And because you knead some more punny card inspo… Here’s card no.2!

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!

elsie-pp-8I 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.

elsie-pp-6I used the cross-stitch rose paper from the Take Me Away 6×6 paper pad to create my background, and some of the crochet ribbon from Turn The Page for even more cutes-y texture!

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!

elsie-pp-7Thanks for stopping by everyone, I’ll be back very soon sharing some more Pink Paislee projects!

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*

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One Response to "Elsie Robinson: Cute Valentine’s Cards"

  • Suse
    January 31, 2018 - 4:29 am

    Oh Elsie, your work just never fails to make me smile – it’s so very gorgeous!