Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Happy Valentine's Surprise!



I have eight grandchildren (Not all 8 of the cards are shown here.) and I always send them a Valentine's Day card.  This year I decided to make each one a "box card."  I found a Sizzix die for making the cards.  Even though I have all the measurements for making these box cards with just a few turns of the crank on my Big Shot. I used a lot of Valentine papers and some glitter paper I had in my stash, and both heart dies and punches to punch out all of the various heats you see.  I used acetate to hold the hearts up so it isn't as easy to see.

The layers on the flaps are from various background papers I had in my stash.  The stripes are for the boys and the flowers are for the girls.

I save the acetate from packaging and I cut off the edges where it is curved and formed around whatever is inside. I then save the flat sheets of sturdy acetate for projects like this.

I also include a small piece of candy (or candies)  for each one.

The verse stamp comes from a Technique Junkie stamp called Simple Sentiments 1b - http://techniquejunkies.com/simple-sentiments-1b/  .   There is a nice collection of verses in this set for quite a few occasions!

Do you give Valentine's Day cards to the children in your family?

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  And get inky!




4 comments:

Carolyn said...

I am sure each one loved their heart filled box. Great idea.

Hetty said...

Wow,i love those box cards, Judy! You made many. I am sure you made them with lots of LOVE!
Happy Valentine's Day from the Netherlands xxx

Kren Kurts said...

What cute box cards, Judy. Your grandchildren will love them! TFS! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Beth Norman said...

Oh my what a lot of work to make eight. You're such a good grandmother. They are truly adorable. Can you believe I only have one heart punch? I keep saying I need more hearts in my stash.