12 Months of Martha — Valentine’s Day Card w/ Lined Envelope

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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!

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Supplies:

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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.

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Trim the red glitter paper down to the traced size.

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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.

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Next, take your printed pattern paper and cut it to size.

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I always like to place the card on the paper cutter to gauge where I need to cut the pattern paper.

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Using adhesive dots place them on the back of your pattern paper.

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Then decide which tag you’ll want to use for the front.

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Write on your tag before you stick it on the card. I used 3-dimensional stickers to give it a little height.

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I placed a row of heart washi tape in the inside of the card.

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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.

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Trim the paper down to the measured size.

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Place the paper inside the envelope. Make sure you keep the adhesive area exposed.

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Use your ruler and bone folder tool again and create a perfect crease.

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This is how it should look.

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Now glue the back of the paper to the envelope.

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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. 

Comments

  1. I love this – I use to make cards all the time but I haven’t in a while. I love the lined envelope!

  2. Love this! The lined envelope came out great.

  3. Katie your card is “LOVE-ly”! What an awesome box of fun you have there…can’t wait to see what else you create this year 🙂

    AMy*

  4. I am definitely long overdue to get a paper-cutter and washi tape. This post has been swooning over those craft supplies even more!

    The card turned out fabulously; I know it will mean so much to your aunt.

    • Mrs. Woodsy aka Katie says:

      Lauren, a paper-cutter is a must if you do any paper crafts and I would like to say the washi tape is too! lol. I’m a little addicted oh and I just won 50 more rolls of it… so look out for a crazy amount of washi tape post in the future.

  5. Very cool card. I am intrigued by the envelope lining… gotta try that myself!

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