Valentines day is this week, and of course that means stamping time! I like having a place for my creativity to go, so again this year, I decided to make little bags for Safelight like I did last year – Valentine Goodies for Safelight I cannot imagine what this day must be like for someone who is a victim of domestic violence. I hope that this project will bring a smile on a day that is supposed to celebrate love and affection. I got out a pack of pretty salmon pink cardstock and began cutting cards.
I pulled out a bunch of elements I wanted to use, some from other cards, some from packs of chipboard, and a few flowers. In no time I had the first four done.
On the back, a generic image is stamped with a ‘from the heart’ sentiment.
Inside, all the cards had this sentiment with a little shiny heart sticker.
I needed a lot of cards, so I kept playing with more elements. The sentiment ‘just because I care’ became the theme for this entire round of stamping.
I had a package of Victorian style decoupage papers, so I used a bunch of those. The cards on the right below are from that pack. The ones on the left below used elements cut from other cards I have received.
I had a few velum elements to play with too.
Then more of the same elements used in a different way.
Finally, the last four and I was done with the 24 cards needed for this project.
Next, on to the bags. Using the same white bags as I have used in the past, I began the decorating with my heart wheel, putting a line of hearts near the middle of the bag.
Above the line, I stamped this darling little rabbit with his country hearts, and the sentiment ‘Valentine Greetings’.
For the outside of the envelopes for the cards, I decided to spell out ‘Just For You’ as I didn’t have a stamp that said that. I didn’t want to use the ones I’ve used before either.
So, here is where my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform (affiliate link) came in very handy. Once I had the lettering just the way I wanted it, I could do all 24 envelopes exactly the same.
With all of the stamping done, I could assemble the cards into the envelopes.
Now, I just needed to pack a card and a package of chocolate kisses in each bag.
I used a sparkly heart sticker on the back to hold the bag closed.
All done. Not much really, the cost to me was under $30, but I hope the good wishes will bring a smile to some faces on a cold February day.
I am delivering them this morning to Laresa at Safelight to hand out to the current residents of the shelter. I hope this little gift will brighten their day.
Are you stamping for Valentine’s Day?
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