Card #1 “Happy Valentine’s Day”
Cut Kraft cardstock 5 3/4” x 3 ¾” & stamp Unity Marah Love in Archival Black Ink at the centre top. Trim off the top 1 ¼” of cardstock up to the design. Round the bottom corners & set aside (this is the insert). Cut Pomegranate Splash Bazzill 4” x 9 ½”, score halfway on the long side & fold to make your card base, then round the bottom corners and set aside. Cut MME Love Me ‘Stamped’ paper (words) to 3 7/8” x 3 ¼”, and cut MME Love Me ‘Banners’ (dots) to 3 7/8” x 1 3/8” and round the bottom corners of the dot piece. Cut Pomegranate Splash Bazzill 3 7/8” x 5/8” and stamp ‘happy valentine’s day’ from Darkroom Door All Occasions stamps in Archival Black Ink to the right side of this strip, and edge the top and bottom in black ink also. Trim Martha Stewart Doily to 2 equal pieces and colour with Tattered Rose & Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Attach one to the bottom left edge of the word paper & one to the top left section of the dot paper, then attach the greeting strip evenly over both sections to join them.
Using the insert as a guide (that you prepared earlier), stamp Unity Marah Love over the word paper and trim out that section generously, then use a sewing machine to stitch around the edge & the top and bottom edges of the greeting strip. Place this front panel on the card base and trim the base to match the front panel, leaving a small gap. Adhere front panel to card front, and adhere the Diamante Trim on the left of the greeting panel. Attach the insert to the inside of the card with the stamp protruding through the trimmed front panel section.
Card #2 “Happy Anniversary”
Cut Pomegranate Splash Bazzill to 6” x 8”, score the long side half way, fold and set aside (base). Cut Kraft cardstock to 6” x 4”. Cut MME Love Me ‘Stamped’ paper (vintage images) to 6” x 2 7/8”. Cut Pomegranate Splash Bazzill to 6” x ½” and edge with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Lightly draw a pencil line about 2 ¾” from the base of your Kraft cardstock, then, using this line as a guide, use Frost White Colorbox Ink to stamp the top section of Unity Marah Love repeatedly across the cardstock. Edge the Kraft cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and machine stitch around the top section (roughly above the line). Drag the Frost White Colorbox Ink across the vintage image paper to lighten the black images and edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Attach the pink strip behind the top of this piece leaving about 1/8” protruding, then attach this layer to the bottom of the Kraft cardstock, then machine stitch around the bottom section also. Attach this whole front panel to the card base.
Colour a Martha Steward Doily using Victorian Velvet, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. Attach the doily and the Crafty Secrets Vintage Cut to the card, and add some Kaisercraft Rhinestones around the doily. Wrap some twine around card front, add a little ribbon & a piece of Blommers Berry coloured Trim. Stamp ‘Happy Anniversary’ from Darkroom Door All Occasions stamps in Vintage Photo Distress Ink on Kraft cardstock, trim out and edge in the same ink and attach to card.
Card #3 “XO I love you”
Cut Raven Bazzill to 4” x 9”, score the long side half way, fold and set aside (base). Cut MME Love Me ‘Doily Banners’ paper (hearts) to 3 7/8” x 4 3/8” and drag the edges generously across Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad. Cut Pomegranate Splash Bazzill to 2 ½” x 1 ¼”, score the long side half way, fold and corner punch the folded corners. Stamp ‘i love you’ from Darkroom Door Hearts stamps in Black Archival Ink toward the fold side of the tab. Attach tab to the top right of the card base, then attach the heart paper to the front of the card base and sew over where the tab attaches.
Cut out an ‘X’ and ‘O’ from Raven Bazzill and attach to card front (I used a computer font to generate this, but you could easy just hand draw them). Use a black marker to ‘draw’ a stitching line around your letters.
ATC “Love Kiss”
Cut White Bazzill to 2 ½” x 3 ½” and colour using Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool. Stamp Unity Marah Love in Pumice Stone Distress Ink on the bottom half (stamp it on scrap paper first to remove some of the intensity of the ink) and stamp it a second time on the top half using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Cut out the Crafty Secrets Vintage Cut and mount it on a small piece of Raven Bazzill and attach to bottom left of ATC. Stamp ‘i love you’ from Darkroom Door All Occasions stamps once in full, and once nearly all off the edge of the ATC using Black Archival Ink. Drag the edges of the ATC across Black Soot Distress Ink pad to finish.
All tags are made the same way.
Use Unity Marah Love stamp and apply your chosen Distress Ink colour with an ink blender tool on Kraft cardstock, then apply some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges in the same manner. Repeat until you have the desired number of tags. I used a tag shape as a template to ensure all my tags were the same shape. Trim out the tags and around the bottom of the stamped image.
Apply matching Distress ink to a circle of Kraft cardstock and attach to top of tag and punch a hole through the middle. Apply matching Distress Ink to a small piece of Seam Binding by squashing the ink pad to a craft sheet with some spritzes of water, and drying carefully with a heat tool.