Saturday, December 27, 2014

ATC Size Valentines


I make Valentines all year long both for my grandchildren and for the upcoming Cards from the Heart Drive which donates them to children in hospitals. Today I'm sharing 2 boxes of valentines I've made for the grands which I'll be mailing to them soon. The box was made from whatever paper and cardstock I had on hand, and I used the SSS parade of hearts die for the top of the box, filling the hearts in with turquoise cardstock.

Here are the contents, with one card displayed. I made matching envelopes for each card with the envelope punch board by WRMK. I used a wide assortment of stamps, sentiments, brads, dies, clips & embellishments. The cards are 3-1/2 x 5, and when folded in half, they measure to an ATC. Each box shown contains 35 Valentines. Each envelope has a "to/from" stamped & punched panel which they can personalize when they prepare to take them to school.

Here's the 2nd box for the older granddaughter, using different paper and cardstock along with the SSS Heart Parade die.

And here's one of the Valentines that was made with a Lawn Fawn valentine stamp set and colored with a neon pink Copic.

I've made over 300 of these little Valentines with envelopes over the past year, and soon my grandchildren as well as those children in hospitals will hopefully have fun exchanging them with their friends. In the future I'll share some individual valentines that are in these boxes, but I couldn't photograph them all obviously!

I'm sharing these over at the Simon Wednesday challenge which is anything goes.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you're all enjoying some time off work and having fun during the holidays!



aussie aNNie said...

Wow Carol, you are amazing...and these are just gorgeous.Gorgeous colours, design and wonderful image/s/dies used...xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, over 300? How much valentine card you made!! Really a great work! I love particulary the box you made, it's very beautiful!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Carol, what an absolute labour of love!! These are just terrific!

Donna Hanley said...

Busy Beaver comes to mind when I see all these darling cards. Wow you have been busy. All the recipients will be thrilled to receive and exchange these. I think that ATC size is terrific. I have been noticing this die you used here and the other day and I think I'm going to have to do some shopping. Darn you Carol, I vowed not to buy anything new for several months and now look what you've done - made me shop. LOL Have a great crafty Sunday.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! I agree with what has been posted above. You are Amazing! Beautiful cards. I know that they will be appreciated.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What sweet little Valentine's! And what a fabulous cause you made them for. Love it!

nwilliams6 said...

300? Wow! You are the Valentines Queen! Great cards and I am soooo impressed. Hugz

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Carol. Oh wow over 300 is amazing, well done you.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx