Send Sweet Scrapbooking Treats With This DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

How do you show your love on Valentine’s Day? Do you buy flowers? Give out chocolates? Send sweet cards to loved ones or perform random acts of kindness? If you’re a crafter, you might opt to create a homemade Valentine’s Day gift instead! Blog contributor Tina Kistinger created her own DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and even added her own sweet twist to the project — check it out!

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Send Your Adoration With This Gorgeous DIY Valentine’s Day Card

Roses are red, violets are blue. Here’s a sweet card that’s just for you! There’s something about homemade items that means just a little bit more, especially when it comes to cards — the time you took to design it, write in it and send it off to friends and family near and far makes for a heartfelt reminder of your love and appreciation. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger knows the value of a handmade card, and this year, she used the Heart to Heart Border Punch to craft a gorgeous DIY Valentine’s Day card. Take a look below, give it a go and send it off to those you know!

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Send Your Heart Aflutter With These Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Projects

Did you know that roughly 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year, making that mid-February day the second most popular occasion of the year for giving cards? (Now that’s a lot of love!) Here’s something else to boost those sweet sentiments — two borders and a card to surely give your tummy butterflies and make your heart pitter-patter! Check them out below and say “be mine” to their beauty!

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Spread the Love with these DIY Valentine’s Day Photo Projects

What are your Valentine’s Day traditions? Do you love spending the day doing special things with your significant other? Maybe you use it as an opportunity to pamper yourself at the spa or with a massage. Or do you take the time to give all your affection to your kids or grandkids, doing something fun for the holiday? No matter what you do that day, blog contributor Krislyn Mattei has some fun DIY Valentine’s Day photo projects for you to try. Take a look!

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Celebrate Your Loved Ones with Handmade Cards

Ah, Valentine’s Day — the day with love in the air, heavy chocolate consumption and procrastinating boyfriends/husbands and girlfriends/wives flooding grocery stores and flower shops with last-minute shopping. At its core, Valentine’s Day is all about showing appreciation for the people who you love most in your life. Whether it’s a significant other, friends or family, we all have a Valentine in our life. Take the time to show them that you appreciate them and love them by doing something special on the 14th this year! It could be a card, a nice dinner or even just a hug — whatever you can do to spread a little love.

Today, we’ve got a card sketch idea for you in case you’re looking for a last-second thoughtful gift! And, if you want an “awww” moment to brighten your day, we asked several members of Creative Memories® Home Office about special Valentine’s Day gifts that they’ve received. Check out their answers below!

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Getting a scrappy head-start on Valentine’s Day!

fullsizeoutput_ac5Have you had a chance to check out Mi Amor yet? It’s an absolutely beautiful product collection that will be so much fun to play with come Valentine’s Day with all the fun photos that can be used to create a layout.

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Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders, Part Two

Welcome to Part 2, Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders.

Did you like the border ideas, which get cut up into two pieces–using one portion for 8×8 pages?  In this post, you will see how to add the rest of those pieces to create beautiful cards.

Using the pictures as your guide, make 12 Valentine cards with your remaining border pieces. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please refer back to Part 1.)

 

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Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders, Part 1

 

2 for 1 is always a great thing, right? How about this: Start by creating a dozen borders using the Mi Amor collection. Then cut them apart and use one set to decorate an 8×8 Album for your sweetheart and the other set to make a dozen Valentine greeting cards.

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Digital – Mi Amor Valentine Cards

I always turn to my digital scrapbooking collections when creating cards, invites or posters for special occasions.  Valentine’s Day is one of those times when I love to create cards for my loved ones and Valentines for my children to take to school to deliver to their friends and classmates.

Mi Amor digital kit has lots of embellishments to suit all ages from children to adults.

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Mi Amor Cards!

Today I want to share with you one of my absolute favourite fun folds for making cards. It’s called an easel fold. Every time I’ve given an easel card to a friend or family member they are always received with such awe and amazement – when really, it’s such an easy card to make!

So, I chose to use Mi Amor for these cards because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s sort of fun to go all out and make an extra special, handmade card to show the ones you love just how special they are!

As the photos show above – this fun fold will allow your cards to sit on display in a propped up position so that not only does your card front show, but also some of your inside embellishments and any greeting or message you choose to write below your embellishments!

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