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1/28/15

Simple Layered Valentines // DIY

Do you ever see beautiful cards and letters and mail on Pinterest or Instagram and scratch your head at how to create the same thing?!  I'm talking about pretty mail like this or this. . .
Gorgeous, but complicated, right?!

I have good news, friends!  You can easily replicate little paper creations that won't cost you a fortune or look like you picked them up at the dollar store.  And all this just in time for Valentines day!!  Here's my tips for creating simple, but beautiful Valentines and I promise it won't take you more than 10 minutes.

Happy creating!!
xo
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 // Supplies //

blank 3x5 cards
envelopes
red paper for hearts
washi tape
scraps of varied red, white or pink fabrics
stamp set and ink pad
various gift tags or colored scraps of paper
paper doilies 
bakers twine, string or ribbon
1// Layer washi tape on a blank card and write your message in the blank space

2// Cut several layers of varied fabrics.  I used white burlap and red cotton for these.

3// Stamp a simple message 'xo' or 'love' onto a small tag or colored paper and attach to bakers twine or string.

4// Cut red hearts from card stock or construction paper and attach to a small paper doily.  I used 'sticky-dos' from Hobby Lobby to created a raised heart but you could simply glue them together.

5// Layer fabrics on top of the card and the doily on top of the fabric.  Tie together with bakers twine and attach the mini tag.  
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Do you still send out paper valentines to your friends?!  


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23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! These are so simple, and much more meaningful than the TO: FROM: Valentines you get at the store. Another great post, Nicole!

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  2. Love these! I am planning to make some valentines for family. One I want to try is a 'thumb body loves you' where you line up your family's thumb prints on a card and decorate them. Can't wait to send them out!

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  3. oh my golly! that is too cute!! send me photos when you complete them!
    xo

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  4. i think so too and thanks dear! you are so sweet!

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  5. I STILL remember an adorable valentine I received from you one time. Prettiest mail ever! You are so talented girl. Also, I can't thank you enough (literally, I'm a broken record) for all the blog help and advice you've given me. It has helped me so much!

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  6. How cute is this?! I want to try:) crafting has never been my forte but this looks pretty doable!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  7. you definitely should try! i love this style because it's literally just taking a bunch of cute paper and fabrics and layering them for an impressive looking card. ;) please tag or send me photos if you try them!! xo

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  8. ahhh! you have no idea how wonderful of a time i had too! do you have any days that work next week to chat?! i really want to talk about a possible gathering. XOXO

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  9. I really like this. Its so cute. Very simple and I would love this as a valentine. I just discovered your site. I have to say you are pretty awesome! I am looking forward to future posts! Thank You!!

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  10. This is so cute! I would probably be doing this as one of my boyfriends gifts!


    www.CreativelyDysfunctional.blogspot.com

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  11. These are so cute! I wish the little guy I nannied for was a little older (he's almost 2). We can't do crafts like this just yet. We could try but they wouldn't look like this and he'd get bored too quickly and I'd have to do all the work haha.

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  12. That's adorable! Wish I were more crafty! I need to start trying to be because I know I would enjoy it!

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  13. the awesome thing about these is that you literally don't have to have a crafty bone in your body. ;) it's all about the layering. you got this girl!! XO

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  14. yeah that age is hard! our little emmett is almost two also and he loves painting and coloring but that's about the extent of crafting we are at so far. ;)

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  15. thanks for your sweet words! i'm so glad you are here to be apart of this community of friends. that is something i love about blogging/social media! looking forward to getting to know you better. XO

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  16. yay! i'd love to see photos of yours when you complete them.
    XO

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  17. These are so cute and seem so simple! I send out handmade Valentines from my kids in the mail but I this seems like a good excuse to send my own as well!

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  18. These are so cute! <3

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  19. Laura Powell-CorbettFebruary 1, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Cute and simple to make.

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  20. Super cute and simple. So fun!

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  21. last year was the first time in years that i've sent out valentines and it was SO fun!! xoxo

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