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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Quick Valentine's Note and Gift

Hey everyone! It's Angie from AngiesPaperPassion with a couple of quick projects for those last minute Valentine's Day gifts. The first one is a simple note card:

I cut the cardstock at 3x6 to make this into a 3x3 card and added a 3x3 piece of patterned paper to the front. The scalloped border is from my 'old faithful' cart - Plantin Schoolbook! Even with all of the newer carts around this one still is a wonderful cart with so many great images. I cut out about 10 borders in cardstock at 0.5". I also used Accent Essentials to cut out the heart in glitter paper at 2.25". After inking the edges of the scallops, I adhered them to the card by staggering the borders, added a piece of ribbon with glue dots, and the heart with small pop dots. Once finished I decided that it needed one more thing so I punched out a tag shape and stamped a Valentine's sentiment on it and adhered it to the heart with a tiny red brad. Then I was satisfied that it was finally finished!

Next is a Tag Treat Holder:

Again, I used Plantin Schoolbook. This image is on page 71 (shift/Italic). It's one of those images that I often don't pay attention to and skip over but it makes a cute little treat holder by scoring it in the middle and folding in half. It was cut at 8" with the Fit to Length feature turned on with my Expression and scored at 3.75" and again at 4.5". I added two little hearts cut with the shift/Tall Ball feature (found on the same page) at 2.5", adhered them on to the tag, and tied it together with some twine. This would be great to give to someone with a piece of chocolate inside (think Ghirardelli chocolate squares! Yum!)

I think I will put both of these little gifts into this gift bag that was made with Plantin Schoolbook (see, I told you it was still a great cart!):

Whatever you give (and receive) this Thursday, I hope that all of you have a sweet and happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Info and Supplies Used
Designed By: Angela Cromwell
Project Type: Gifts
Project Theme: Valentine's
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook, Accent Essentials
Cricut Machines: Expression


  1. Very cute!!! I forgot about the 3D items on that cart, thanks for reminding me.

  2. Such a pretty ensemble - and I love the gift bag! Your patterned paper choices are wonderful.

  3. Nice set! I'm going to have to look at those carts again to refresh my memory as to what is on them. I also tend to over look some images thinking I'll never use that until I see something someone has used it for and then I wonder why didn't I think of that. Thanks for the insipiration.

  4. Love all the things you made. Super cute set :)

  5. This set is just fabulous!

  6. Lovely set! I especially love the dimensional flower on the gift bag! Great surprises with that Plantin Schoolbook cart!!

  7. Love your Valentine's Day set. I especially like the layered scallop borders and will be stealing that idea!

  8. Wow what a very pretty set - love the colors and the pretty card, tag, and bag. GREAT JOb.

  9. Angie these are super adorable ! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day too :)


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