I’ve mentioned previously my obsession with washi tape, and my washi bin overflows. I also have a pretty large collection of baker’s twine. (Many thanks to Pick Your Plum for fueling these obsessions.) I’m in the middle of a great purge of all clutter in my house, so I needed to use a few of my craft supplies – or get rid of them. Luckily for me, Valentine’s Day is coming up and I need a few teacher cards!
First things first, I needed card stock, washi tape, twine, glue or scrapbook tape….and that’s pretty much it.
My main card stock was 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches (folded in half.) I used a piece of white card stock inside and it’s 3×4 inches. I cut one heart out of a sheet of paper and traced it onto a scrap piece of white card stock. I traced 6 hearts because I wasn’t sure how many I would want to use. (I ended up using 4.)
I then washi’d over my hearts. I could still see the outline of the hearts, great for cutting them out. (Which is what happened next.)
I played with the hearts to figure out where I wanted them to go on the front, and then I cut my twine down to fit the card. I glued the hearts and the twine onto the cards. Oh, and to make the bow that “ties” them together at the bottom, I actually tied it before I cut the twine. It’s glued over the three other pieces of twine.
The inside is simple! I just taped two of the corners with wash tape (the whole white piece is held in place with scrapbook tape) and added a heart, since they weren’t all used on the front.
And I’ve just found my teacher Valentine’s Day cards! I need to create a few more, and I’ll have my son sign these for his teachers next month. They’re cute AND they used up some of my craft supplies!
I’m linking up with a lot of really great bloggers today who are also destashing. I’m in the midst of decluttering, and our downstairs room has been the catch-all/craft/whatever room for quite some time. My fabric, scrapbook supplies, sewing machines and more runneth over. Be sure to check out the other crafts and get inspired. Together we can take back our crafting spaces!
Oh and another Valentine idea – remember these super fun flowers??