December 29, 2011

Quick and Easy Valentines!

It is time to think about Valentines!  Do you need several of these wonderful little cards and you don't have a lot of time?  Well, here is a quick and easy way to mass produce Valentines!
My name is Carolyn from Carolyn's Creative Corner http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/ and I am honored to be the guest designer today.  I will be using the Cricut hand-held design studio, the Gypsy, a 24x12 mat, the Cricut Cartridges "Sweethearts" and "Wild Card".
This adorable little purse is from the Cricut Cartridge "Wild Card" can hold 6-8 of these small cards and the envelopes!  The purse is cut on a 12x12 mat and fit to page.  Add a ribbon and a stamped sentiment for a simple decoration or decorate to your heart's content!
The card image from the Cricut Cartridge "Sweethearts" is used.  It measures 8 inches by 4 inches.  The decorative images are from the same cartridge.  The images are placed on the front cover of the card.  The image will be cut away and the negative space will be used.
**Please note...you can save space on the mat by making the cards smaller.  This is a 24x12 mat.  There is left over paper, but I will use it for later projects.
This is a second set of cards using a different set of images.  Again, I am using the 24x12 mat.
This is a close-up of one of the cards folded and completed.  I used a set of Valentine stamps for a sentiment on the front.  I used a glitter pen to trim the edges of the card.  The negative space has red plastic attached to show off the image.
Inside of card...a stamped sentiment and the translucent plastic is attached with clear tape.  I like the way the inside image looks!  I thought about covering it up, but changed my mind!
These are some of the cards that I made using the "Sweetheart" cartridge.

But wait...I am not finished...
Look at all the wonderful images that are left behind!  They are just waiting for red card fronts!  So, you get even more Valentines!
Please visit my blog to see what I have done with the leftovers!
Thank you for visiting Sassy's blog today!  I have enjoyed my time with you!

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21 comments:

Love That Bug said...

Carolyn,
These are so cute for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Stacy

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These are adorable and what a wonderful way to mass produce cards.... I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial with us today along with those beautiful cards!

barbsmith2536 said...

Very cute and anyone would love to receive these. My question is - is it that time of year already? I'd better get cracking!

Barb from Toronto, Canada

Vanessa said...

Those are so cute! And it was so clever of you to use the extra cuts to make additional cards. Congrats on being a guest designer!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh i love the little purse you made to put them in. AND yes, i love the way the inside image looks too.. these are just precious. You are always so creative.

2 Ducky said...

Lovely cards and its so nice to be able to use the extra cuts for additional cards or give to the kids to play with. NICE!

Ps. congrats on the gd with Sassy!

Cricut Couple said...

What a fantastic project! So simple to do, but they look so complicated! Love it!

Beth said...

Super cute valentines. They look quick and easy. Thanks for the idea.

Audrey Frelx said...

This is a really cute valentine project, and what a fantastic gifts they'll make! Great job!

GabyCreates.com said...

So cute and what a clever design!

Hrvatica said...

Super cutes card!

Adele said...

Cute Cards
TFS
Hugs
Adele

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a perfect way to make lots of cards!! Your cards are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So CUTE! great set :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome Valentine project! I love these cute little cards and the darling purse that holds them:) Adorable!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Valentine cards. I like the use of the red plastic & the negative space. They are just the right size also.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Angi said...

Sweet & adorable. I need to get started on mine!

Josie0602 said...

Wow Carolyn! I love the card set with the cute little purse! Now you have me wanting to make some Valentine's cards!
Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

OCCricut said...

SO PRECIOUS!!!

Pam said...

great idea. Love how you layered. TFS

Lilygirl said...

Great Idea MamaC!!