January 23, 2013

diy valentine cards

I was feeling crafty yesterday and decided to work on a super easy diy ~ homemade Valentine cards! I loved Jen's gold polka dot Christmas cards, so I went with a similar approach to create these cards. I have a million left over envelopes from Christmas cards, birthday invitations, etc, so instead of going to buy blank cards and envelopes, I used a standard 8.5 X 11 piece of brown cardstock and folded it in half. This size card fit perfect in my larger left over envelopes. I played with the font on pic monkey using Courtney's tutorial until I was happy with the layout, then printed, folded and started glittering.
I found this gel adhesive by Martha Stewart Crafts with just the right size dot sponge applicator at Michael's. It worked perfect for this project. I dabbed a few dots and then sprinkled with cotton candy iridescent glitter, also by Martha Stewart, and my pretty pink polka dot glittery card was done.
I love how they turned out. The brown paper, with the soft pink glitter, and black ink is just the beautiful combination I was going for.

How about you - do you make your own cards?


  1. Very pretty! Love the glittery polka dots!!

  2. so cute!! i love the card, homemade cards are really the best and now that i am turning into a more pro-glitter person, the glitter polka dots are the right amount of glitter for me

  3. These are truly adorable. I'm so going to do this.

  4. So pretty and yet so simple. Love it!
    I'd love for you to come on over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  5. OOHHHH I simply LOVE these! They are stunning! I'm hosting a Loving Valentines Day party and I'd love for you to share this great project.


    Have a great day!



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