Thursday, December 31, 2009

Valentines Tradtions

The next few posts will be about Valentine's Day.  Such a happy day -- I look forward to this holiday because after my Christmas trees are down and all the decorations put away, everything looks so dull.  Our winters tend to be gray, dull wet days so things that are pink and red are so welcome. 

Did you know that women by 85% of all Valentines?

In the past some Valentines were made using some of these techniques.  I want to make a couple using the hole punching technique so in a few days look for them on my blog.

  • Acrostic - the first line of the verses spelled out the recipient's name

  • Cutout - the paper was folded and cut into a lace-like design using small, pointed scissors.

  • Pinprick - using a pin or needle, tiny holes were punched in the paper to make it look like lace.

  • Stamps: GKD Sweetest Memories
    Paper: GKD Black Onyx, dp from Making Memories,
    Other: Cuttlebug, misc. ribbon

     and a red one:


    Stamp: backgrounds from GKD Stamp Kit Bold Flowers and Carolyn King's Warm Winter Wishes and Nina Brackett's Vintage Borders, Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to Be Square, sentiment is from GKD Tag Lines
    Paper: GKD Rocket Red cardstock, misc. pink dp
    Other: cuttlebug, misc punches


    1 comment:

    Joan Ervin said...

    What beautiful Valentines, Joy....I love the simply elegant designs and awesome colors and stamps!!! Have a wonderful and blessed New Years!!!


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