Do you want to make a quick and darling Valentine card that will be remembered? Try making a card using some of the smaller diameter Owire. I used the 1/2" Pink Owire, but you could also use an even smaller size if you wish.
To create my card I gathered some of my favorite tools together. Of course my Pink Bind-It-All was the first tool I grabbed!;) I also picked one of my favorite and versatile Spellbinder Dies, a border punch, decorative edged scissors, and a cute little bird stamp.
I cut my cardstock to the size I wanted my card to be (make sure you measure the envelope you want to use first, that will let you know what size card to make). Next I cut an additional 4 layers of plain cardstock in gradually smaller sizes. I used a border punch and pair of decorative edged scissors to create interest, then inked the heck out of all the edges. Next I layered and adhered the cardstock. I decided to layer everything on the front of the card to the left edge of my card so it would be sturdy. Once I had my cardstock all cut, inked, and layered, I used my pink BIA to punch the edges of the left side of my card (front and back). Next I attached the front and back of the card together using the pink Owire. You can see in this pic that I glued a white piece of cardstock to the inside of my card before I punched and inserted the Owires. Now I can write or stamp a message and it will already be matted. I could even add a picture if I wanted to. Use your imagination and customize your card to fit your personality or that of the recipient.
Now I was ready to add my decoration. I punched a flower using a Nestabilitie die by Spellbinders, then crumpled the pieces all up, uncrumpled them, and Glimmer Misted the layers in two different colors. I took a small doily, crumpled it up, uncrumpled it, then Glimmer Misted in with Gold. I layered the doily and flower parts, and adhered them to my card. I stamped and embossed a little bird stamp onto white cardstock, then Glimmer Misted it in Turquoise Blue. I cut it out and adhered it to the flower, as well adding a pink glittery chipboard heart in the center of the flower.
Next I adhered a piece of vintage cotton lace near the bottom of the card,and topped it with a strip of sentiment patterned paper that I had inked. Voila, a quick and easy, yet special card for my Valentine!!!
Zutter Zister DT Member Pam Sandy