Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last week, after seeing this card by Sharon, I immediately went to my craft room and made my own Valentine's version for my mother.

Here is a picture of it closed:


Here is an open view, note the gift card pocket:


This is how it looks once the gift card is removed:


And, lastly, a picture of the card closed with the gift card removed:

I came up with the neatest idea. Well, maybe all of you have already thought of it and used it, but it was a new lightbulb that went on for me! As I am bow challenged, I was having great difficulty tying the ribbon nicely to hold the card closed. So, finally, instead of tying the two pieces of ribbon into a bow, I used velcro to hold the ribbon together and glue dots to attach the bow. The bow looks (nearly) perfect and doesn't have to be re-tied each time the card is opened.
Supplies used: Pretty in Pink, Red Glimmer, and Very Vanilla card stock, Sending Love Specialty DSP (retired), Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Well Scripted and Yummy stamp sets (both retired).
Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous card and a great idea about the bow & velcro! I usually use glue dots but not the velcro!!! Love that paper---and I am sure your mom will love it too!

Karli said...

Love this! The papers you used make it that much prettier :) I know people would appreciate the velcro touch as they want to be able to keep your pretty bow & not "mess it up" when untying it. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. Big Hugs~

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a lovely card, Lisa! Showcases that DSP quite beautifully! The Velcro bow is a fabulous idea, as is the pocket gift card holder. Thanks for the backlink! Hope to see you again one day!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Diana said...

What a lovely card.
Happy Valentine's day to you

Ann Schach said...

What a fabulous idea about the bow! Thanks for sharing it! And this crd is beautiful! You do such lovely work!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your Valentine!!! Such beautiful details and that bow... I love it. Hugs,

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!

Regina said...

eine ganz zauberhafte Karte zum Valentins Tag! Wunderschön, mit der Schleife drum herum. Toll finde ich auch, dass die Vorderseite halbiert ist. Auf dem 1. Blick dachte ich, dass es eine Tri-Shutter-Karte wäre.
Dieses Papier liebe ich und benutze es auch sehr gern.
Deine Mutter hat sich bestimmt sehr über diese Karte gefreut!

Liebe Grüße
Regina

Beth said...

Well your light bulb flash was new to me Lisa but that really is a clever idea now to your card it is beautiful love your colors and the design you used.

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a LOVE-ly card with lots of heart!! Very pretty my dear. Have a blessed week, Melisa

paulssandy said...

Lisa, what a GREAT idea to use the velcro so the bow does not have to be ties all the time! I think I might steal the idea {wink} Your bow is perfect, it really looks lovely.

Beth Norman said...

Oh la la. Darling, darling project. The way you put the hearts together with the Valentine colours is beautiful.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What gorgeous detail and colors. I'm sure your Mom LOVED this card. Not to mention what it contained! LOL Best, Curt