Pretty Little Studio: Vintage Valentine Cards

Friday, February 8, 2019

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a trio of Valentine cards for my kiddos.  They were inspired by the XOXO Collection and three different, darling, vintage, Valentine die cuts.  Enjoy!
I started these cards by covering 3-3/4" x 5" pieces of, from right to left respectively in the photo above, our Cloud 11, Heart Eyes, and Hugs & Kisses prints with the same size sheets of Christmas List Vellum.  The vellum was implemented just to soften the prints and bring in a hint of the bright blue color found in each of the vintage die cuts.  I then anchored the pieces together, to Pool Party, cardstock frames, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Each one then received a bit of texture with 4" Cambridge Doilies, wrapped around one of the long edges of the prepped pieces, as well as lengths of Baker's Twine, tied in bows, before being adhered, with foam tape, to their respective, white, cardstock, card bases.
The first card, which happens to be for my oldest, who, at the moment, happens to be the musician in the family was then dressed up with the Silas Valentine Vintage Die Cut...
which was popped up, with foam tape, just to the right of the Baker's Twine bow...
and over an ampersand-printed Forever Hearts Metallic Foil Die Cut.
A "love" Love Word Flag, dressed up with a length of gold thread, tied in a bow, and couple of Love Word Flag hearts, embellished with Dazzling Diamonds, complete the look.
The second card, which happens to be for my beautiful daughter, just because I know she'll ooze over that sweet, puppy face...
was dressed up with the Romeo Vintage Die Cut...
popped up, with foam tape, just to the left of the Baker's Twine bow...
and over a polka-dot-printed Forever Hearts Metallic Foil Die Cut.
A "darling" Love Word Flag, prepared in the same way as above, and two more Love Word Flag hearts, dazzling with fine glitter, complete the look.
The third and final card, which was made for my littlest (He just celebrated his fifth birthday and pleaded with his daddy and I for a puppy.  For now, he settled for puppy cupcakes; but I know he'll be asking again soon.  Maybe these two pups will put off the inevitable a little longer.)...
was dressed up with the Puppy Love Vintage Die Cut...
which, also, was popped up, with foam tape, just to the right of the Baker's Twine bow...
and over a chevron-printed Forever Hearts Metallic Foil Die Cut.
A "together" Love Word Flag, dressed in the same way as above, and couple of additional, Love Word Flag hearts, boasting that same shine as above, complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends, and if I don't get to tell you before such, a magical Valentine's Day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Pool Party (SU!); XOXO: Cloud 11 6x8, Hugs & Kisses 6x8, & Heart Eyes 6x8; Christmas Joy: Christmas List 8x8 Vellum (PLS) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Super Glue); spray adhesive (Elmer's); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); XOXO: Love Word Flags & Forever Metallic Foil Heart Die Cuts; 4" Cambridge Doilies; & Silas Valentine Vintage Die Cut, Puppy Love Vintage Die Cut, & Romeo Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

2 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

These are extra sweet Jinny! I just love those vintage images!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh these are just ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!