February’s card of the month is, of course, a Valentine’s Day card. I love this banner valentine from years past that I found in my card file box.
I used red card stock cut to 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ and folded in half for the background. I got an assortment of Valentine’s Day papers from Stampin’ Up and punched out a heart from one of the printed papers. I attached it to the lower right side of the front of the card using pop up dots. I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” in red ink on ivory card stock, punched it out, and attached it on top of the heart with more pop up dots. For the banner at the top of the card, I used a punch to make assorted little “flag” shapes from the various valentine papers. I put a pop up dot on the back of each one and stuck red and white bakers’ twine to the backs before sticking the whole little banner to the top of the front of the card. I also added a sparkly heart sticker to one of the little flag pieces for fun.
For the inside of the card, I used an old Stampin’ Up “xoxo” stamp and stamped it in red ink on ivory card stock. Then I punched it out with a heart punch and used pop up dots to attach it to the upper left corner. I also added a little heart punched out of one of the valentine papers and one more sparkly heart sticker.
Happy Valentine’s Day!