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 -  .   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!


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!

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.