I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Card for My Husband

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you're having a fun, relaxing day with the ones you love.  This is just a quick post to show you the Valentine's Day card I made for my husband:

I wanted something masculine but still romantic, so I avoided hearts and lace and stuck with basic ribbon and brads.  I "roughed up" the pretty paper with some distressing, so hopefully this is manly enough for my big bear of a husband (who's really more "teddy bear" than "growly bear", but don't tell him I shared that secret!).  I waited to post this until after I gave it to him, thinking it would be a surprise.  He opened it and said, "I figured this one was for me."  That's when I realized it had been sitting in plain sight after I took pictures for the blog.  Oops!  But at least I know he pays attention to what I'm crafting!

I started with a natural white (almost ivory) card stock base.  Then I used two-sided paper from Authentique: one side I stamped on for the card front, and the other side is the dotted panel, which I heavily distressed to darken the dots and mute the red a bit.  For the larger piece, I used a script stamp and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  To get the softer effect, I stamped off first on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped on my card piece.  I used a Nestabilities die to cut my scalloped piece.  I stamped my sentiment in Rich Cocoa on another piece of natural white, then added more distressing with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I attached the sentiment piece to the scalloped piece and added the brads.  I wrapped a piece of brown ribbon around the dotted piece, then adhered the scalloped piece over the ribbon using foam dimensionals.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me on Valentine's Day! 

Products Used:
Stamps: Old Letter Writing (Hero Arts); Be My Valentine (Hambo Stamps)
Paper: Authentique Collection: Lovely (used "Greetings" and "Crush" 2-sided paper); Classic Natural White 80 lb. card stock (Neenah)
Ink: Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Tools and Accessories: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small (Spellbinders); ribbon (Celebrate It Basic-Basic); brads (Recollections); dimensional  tape (Scotch)


  1. This is so lovely! I bet hubby loved it (even though he got a sneak peek!)

  2. What a great masculine Valentine for your teddy bear hubby, Amy! And a hubby who pays attention?!! I hope you had a wonderful day today!

  3. This is a superb Valentine's Day card for a male. Bet your hubby was pleased with it!


  4. I love this Valentine's Day card! The bg writing against the red polka dots cs is very vintage and in my opinion lovely. I always have loved the vintage feel of cards. The reds and browns really look good together. Very nice!

  5. What a great guy Valentine! It is perfect.

  6. This is a great masculine valentine. I am your newest follower. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate it and hope you come visit often. :)

  7. I'll bet your husband loved this, Amy! Great colors! Love the French Script and those strong brads!

  8. What a great Valentine!! I love the colors and the French Script background!! I am sure your husband loved it!!


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