The other day I revealed my first box that I received from a new campaign that I’m participating in this year called the 12 Months of Martha. I’m so excited to share today what I did with some of the gorgeous Valentine’s Day supplies. Naturally, when I see paper I instantly want to make a card. I decided I would make a Valentine’s Day Card for my 89 year old great-aunt Millie. I like to send her cards for just about every holiday because she is all by herself in a retirement home and I want to remind her that I’m constantly thinking of her. I also decided to try my hand at lining an envelope. Why I hadn’t done this before this blog post is besides me. I always thought this was so difficult to do… no not at all! I was totally wrong. I can now see me lining envelopes on a more regular basis. Super easy to do!
- Martha Stewart Crafts Designer Paper Pad
- Martha Stewart Crafts Valentine Day Premade Tags
- Martha Stewart Crafts Valentine Stamp Stickers
- Martha Stewart Crafts Bone Folder
- Paper Cutter
- 3-Dimensional Glue Adhesive
- Glue Stick
- Adhesive Dots
- Heart Washi Tape
Decide what style you want your card to look like. I chose a piece of red sparkly cardstock. I then placed my ruler on the back of the paper and measured out 9-inches long by 5-3/4 inches wide.
Trim the red glitter paper down to the traced size.
Lightly fold the card in half, then using a ruler and a bone folder tool press the bone folder tool against the ruler to create a perfect crease.
Next, take your printed pattern paper and cut it to size.
I always like to place the card on the paper cutter to gauge where I need to cut the pattern paper.
Using adhesive dots place them on the back of your pattern paper.
Then decide which tag you’ll want to use for the front.
Write on your tag before you stick it on the card. I used 3-dimensional stickers to give it a little height.
I placed a row of heart washi tape in the inside of the card.
Next up, place your envelope on top of your scrapbook paper and trace a line around the edge. You’ll want to keep about an inch distance from the bottom.
Trim the paper down to the measured size.
Place the paper inside the envelope. Make sure you keep the adhesive area exposed.
Use your ruler and bone folder tool again and create a perfect crease.
This is how it should look.
Now glue the back of the paper to the envelope.
And there you have it… a simple yet elegant Valentine’s Day Card with an easy-to-make lined envelope for the person you love in your life.
Dislosure: I received supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts to create this post. I was not compensated. As always all opinions are my own.