Thursday, February 9, 2017

A simple Valentine's card can say so much

For several years now, I have participated in a Valentine's Card Exchange managed by my dear niece and her lovely friends.  I am always excited to be a part of this exchange. This is such a sweet way to share some love and get a chance to meet new people.  I have received cards from some of the loveliest ladies from all over the country (and abroad). Not only have the cards been very creative, but the words that were written have been incredibly encouraging. 

This week was an abnormally busy week with workshops, crop and hosting my daughter's play group Valentine's Party. To create these cards, I actually went to my paper stash and chose to keep it very simple. I have been trying to use up paper that I have hoarded over the years.  This might take a while, lol!  The card base is created from CTMH Kraft card stock, the background papers were scraps I had left over from another project I did several years ago, and I cannot remember the brand. The heart stickers are from Recollections. The XOXO die cut is CTMH with a cut out of Pixie card stock paper. I used the CTMH Shimmer Pen and traced over the hearts and xoxo to give it a soft shimmer.  The twine is left over from another project.  I hope the recipients enjoy this card, but also the little treat that is inside!  

Valentine cards don't have to be over the top to show how much you care.  Sometimes, when we try too hard or complicate things, we never end up sending something because it isn't "just right." I am extremely guilty of best intentions.  I have a stack of almost done cards that didn't make it out the door because I was trying to be over the top. Keep it simple and send that card!  You never know how much it will mean to the person on the other end!

1 comment:

  1. Such great advice Ginger...makes perfect sense and something I need to remember! Great card!