Valentine's Day 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day.

I know not everyone wants to send a Valentines Day card. Whilst I did have this in mind the Valentines Day theme in my head, just wouldn’t go away, I just loved the stamp set and of course out pops this design. One of my most important rules for designing is that you must be able to use and send this card design, for a different occasion? I  always take this approach when I design a card, because I want the design to be used! So this certainly can work like a personal birthday card or special wish for someone, just by changing the sentiment.

I do stick to a few rules. Create a card for any occasion if needed. Make it flow with symmetry, and make it a special moment for the recipient, and it must clean and simple.

This is my approach when I create.  When I set out to complete a card, for any occasion, sometimes it turns out very different to the idea in my mind’s eye. As I am sure most of you know, designing is the hardest part. I like people to look and my designs with interest, and curiosity. I want them to enjoy what I produce, just as if it were a painting in a Museum. I do hope that you enjoy my card design for Valentines Day 2016. I also hope that you will use it and create it too send to anyone at any time. The hardest part has been done for you. I consider paper crafting an art form, one that can be shared and remade over and over the best part of paper crafting and the beauty of it…. Happy Valentine’s Day…Don’t forget to share your art!

Connie-Rae xoxo


Bloomin Valentine's 2016

Connie-Rae Designs

Stampin’ Up! Items/Product List

  1. Bloomin’ Love Stamp set: 140643

  2. Love Blossom Card Pack: 140717

  3. Itty Bitty Accent Punches: 133787

  4. Sweetheart Punch (heart): 133786

  5. Rose Red Stampin’ Ink Pad: 126954

  6. Botanical Gardens Designer series, vellum         141019

(Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum) is a free from the Sale-A-Brations 2016, with every $90.00 spent, (not counting shipping and handling costs).





Card Layers/Construction

  1. Base Card Tip Top Taupe                              11” x 4 ¼’
  2. Mat “Love Blossom Card Stock Pack”        5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Mat Tip Top Taupe                                         5” x 3 ¾”
  4. Mat/Vellum Cover small flowers                 5” x 3 ¾” (same size as 3rd mat above, adhere over the 3rd mat with tear & stick tape at the top and bottom)

Stamp Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock, using the heart stamp. Punch out a small heart using the Sweetheart Punch, then punch out the even smaller hearts using the Itty Bitty Heart punch, make sure whilst using the smaller heart shapes you support the flowering pattern. Using a mini glue dots, stick on to vellum as pictured above or as you prefer. Place sentiment on Tip Top Taupe as I have done with the xoxo….Well done! Gorgeous don’t you think?