Friday, February 11, 2011

valentine cards- a new twist on an old classic

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When I think of Valentines Day cards I think of time spent cutting hearts out of construction paper and decorating each one with something special- maybe this is because I stopped celebrating Valentines Day when I was eleven!


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But surprisingly there really is something delightful about spreading out your supplies and creating valentines for loved ones. I decided this year to go back to basics- just construction paper and a few supplies to create little valentines for family and friends.



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I started with a few packages of construction paper. I forgot how affordable it is- .99 for each package!


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I folded each sheet in half and cut out hearts.


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I must admit this brought back memories- the feel of the construction paper in my hands, the process of cutting out a heart- it was like I was in grade school again!


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I used my drawing pens to create a pattern all over the surface of the hearts.


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Some of the valentines I only used pens



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while others I used watercolors to fill the surface with color.


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And of course I HAD to find a way to use dimensional paint- so I added tiny little dots all over the top of the surface pattern.

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I made a variety of different hearts in different colors and designs.


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I wrote short and simple messages on the back

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and put them in little envelopes to sent off!

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