Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Last Minute Valentine Card Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a super quick and easy last minute Valentine card that you can whip up in a matter of minutes!

I was going through a vintage children's alphabet book and I happened upon the letter V. I saw this and knew I had to share it!

Here is the completed card.

Start by printing and cutting the image. I use printing cardstock by Georgia Pacific which I get at Wal Mart.

Next I create my card base by cutting down a 12" sheet of patterned paper to 7 x 12. I then fold the paper over and cut it to measure 5".  This 5 x 7 card is a great size!

Next, I took a corner rounder punch and punched all four corners.

I also punched around the corners of my image. I then took Tattered Rose Distress Ink and inked all around the edges.

I glued the image to the center of my card and added a strip of pink polka dot ribbon.

I used an aqua flower that I got from this set. I absolutely LOVE these Prima flowers! They are so pretty and you get so many in these tins.

I glued a blue flower in the upper left corner and added blue ink around the edges of the card.
That's it!

The paper I used to make this card is by Basic Grey. The line is called Nook an Pantry and it is gorgeous!!! I love the whole collection. It has a very vintage kitchen look to it!

Have a wonderful day, Lindsey


Bearly Sane said...

You've had a very busy few days with your tutorials Lindsey ... love them all, cards and tags alike!
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Sandy said...

What a beautiful Valentine! Thanks so much for sharing.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

jen said...

That is just fantastic! so darling L-O-V-E IT!
I can't wait to have the time to sit down and see this whole fabulous blog. I'll be back!
luvs and glitter

Anonymous said...

Hi, girls! You should see my craft room after all the card making tutorials that my grandgirl gave me! Hee-hee!

That "V" page is perfect for a card! How cool that the Aqua was already there on the page! Thanks! ♥

Anonymous said...

What a simple little idea that makes a big statement!
Thanks so much for all the tutorials!!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Theresa said...

Love it! Thanks a ton!

~Tonja~ said...

Hi Girls..haven't been able to comment everyday been having computer problems...just wanted to say Thank you both for all you share with us...
Love the card...have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...

barbara said...

I love everything about this project - the book page, that doily paper, the fact that I might even be able to do it. Thanks!

Auntie Cake said...

So sweet! It amazes me how you can put these things together so quickly! You're awesome!

Farming On Faith said...

I have so enjoyed all your Valentine post. Such detailed work.
Thank you for sharing all your vintage Valentines. I have so enjoyed them.
Happy Valentines Day~

Hearts Turned said...

Wonderful card & tutorial, Lindsey! You always do such a great job with these! Love that "V" page--just perfect!

Hope you're both enjoying a beautiful day!

ImagiMeri said...

What a beautiful card, and your tutorial is fantastic. Thank you for sharing so much information.


Holly Hall said...

Very, very nice! Thank you for sharing your talent and vintage Valentines with us.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi girls!! LOVE this cute card, and the tutorial!! How CUTE you found it in a children's book!.. but not surprising really.. Many quilting and applique pictures/patterns can be found in children's story books and coloring books too! LOVE the little valentine fish! It reminds me of sweet little Cleo from the Disney movie Pinocchio!! I almost bought a cute little "Cleo" from the pet store once, but my better judgment told me not to.. My luck and the poor thing would be doing the deadman's float in a week! Best to let the pros take care of something as pretty as that, I thought! (0; I might be posting later about my new Valentine Barbie, for Barbie Wednesday (along with the "Rednesday" theme/meme! I'm excited to have her, as what dolls were there were absolutely FLYING out of the store, so I had to grab her! ~tina

Shopgirl said...

This is a lovely Valentine, so different...everything old can be new again. Thank you for sharing your really sweet ideas for V-Day.
I am making felt hearts for the lunch girls on Fridy. I still haven't done snything for Arney...the clock is ticking!!!!
Hugs, Mary

Barbara Jean said...

Your card turned out sooo sweet!!

Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway, and for following.

Have a super day!


barbara jean

Cora said...

So cute! I saved me a copy of the card. Thanks so much! As always I love your ideas!

★Carol★ said...

Oh Lindsey, this is so beautiful! I love the illustrations in old children's books, so this definitely goes on my ever-growing list of must-dos!

Shirl said...

Hello girls, I just love this. What a cute idea, I have lots of old books, gonna have to look at them in a new way. Thank you for the tutorial, I'm trying to learn how to do this alterted art stuff! LOL I'll have to look for this card stock in Walmart the stuff I'm using seems to curl that tags I'm making do not stay flat.
So many neet supplies that your showing on your blog, I'll have to make a list to get supplies in.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Shirls Rose Cottage

C. Dianne Zweig said...

I enjoyed this post......with a big storm coming, I maybe making my own card for the hubby,,,,,hope he gets a chance to buy me chocolate.....come visit, Dianne

P.S. I added a live feed of your blog

Unknown said...

Hi Lindsey..Hi Twyla!
You all have been busy!!! My laptop has been down for almost three weeks! I haven't been able to stop in. Everything looks great. You are such inspiration.
Don't forget the Vintage Alphabet get-together (the letter is 'B') on the 23rd.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Lovely Valentine idea! Thank you, always, for your inspirations.

Shirley said...

I love the Valentine cards that you make and I have used some of your vintage valentines on my blog. Thank you for sharing.

Dogwood said...

Next time I go to the crafting shop, I am going to get some of that Distressing Ink. I really love the effect.

Thanks for such a wonderful blog. I love visiting you!

Heidi said...

What a darling card! I love the vintage graphic from the children's book. Great idea, thanks for sharing! Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Blessings, Heidi

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