Hello, Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and that your weeks are getting off to a great start. I am just home from my annual 4-day scrapbook retreat in Myrtle Beach, and am ready to share some fun projects. Today, I have a pair of Valentines for you, made with Authentique’s adorable Crush collection.
Crush is seriously the cutest Valentine collection. I am loving all the prints in pinks and bright red, and the vintage cut-apart images are simply adorable. Both of my cards today are made with the Crush Card Making Stack. Such a great time-saving tool for card makers, as all the work of measuring, cutting, and scoring has already been done for you. And in both cards, I utilized the extra tear-away selvedge strip to create some unique fun-fold designs.
You can see the flap on the right hand side here, folded over the outside of the card and tied with a big shabby bow. Love that little extra interactive element of untying the bow to get inside. I added a printed die cut tab to the edge of the flap, then layered the front with a bit of patterned paper and a layered Authentic Life Journaling Card and cut apart vintage image. The photo corners are from Therm O Web. Then a few pink sequins.
My second card shows off a bit of the pretty blue in this collection. Once again, this card uses the selvedge strip to create a fun-fold design, and the card is tied closed with twine. But this time, the fold is on the inside to make a pocket. Great spot to tuck a note, or photo, or even a gift-card, like I’ve done with mine.
Another die cut file tab and a printed Authentic Life Journaling Card. Sequins and a diction sentiment sticker. The die cut hearts are from the Heart 2 Hearts Love Frames stamp and die set by My Creative Time. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for both card designs up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!