What do you do when you have the perfect punch, but there’s no way to move it so that the punched shape will be on the right place on your card? Sometimes there’s no good solution except to make or use a template. For this card, I used Hot Off the Press 25 Hearts Template. I like the oblong shape of this heart because it matched my Burgundy Country Heart Brads! See video below for complete instructions:
I have seen several similar cards to this one, so I don’t know who to give credit to for the idea, but I decided to change it up a bit and make it more manly. I doubt there are very many men looking to make Valentine’s Day cards for their gals, so even though I would prefer to cover another card in lace, ribbons and roses, I guess it wouldn’t be as practical to all of you ladies out there :).
I made my mini envelopes with a McGill punch and used some brown patterned papers like sand, wood and stripes, made a mini note (a small rectangle of paper) and stamped “I love you” on it. I also cut a bunch of little tiny red hearts for my top envelope. The only part that takes a little bit is to punch, score, fold and glue the little envelopes. I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser on all 4 edges of the card and then inked those edges and also the flaps of the envelopes with Walnut Stain Distress Ink just to set the edges off a little. Enjoy!
I used a masking technique for this card — one I came up with in a hurry, so if you have any suggestions how to do it better, let me know 🙂 I am a new masker lol