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Hey Valentine! And welcome Fun & Crafty blog hoppers! Need some ideas for cute kids valentine cards? I’ve got four ideas for you today using primarily one stamp set: Hey Valentine by Stampin’ Up!
Hey Valentine Fox
This stamp is my kids favorite and so I’ll lead with the card I made with this stamp, which my youngest daughter absolutely loves! Her favorite color is blue — I totally had her in mind when I was making this.
For this card, I used Bermuda Bay cardstock as the background panel. The stamps used on the background are from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set (I bought them because they are perfect for use on backgrounds).
The polka dot paper is actually a Sale-A-Bration freebie called Irresistable Yours and is free with your order of $50 from my store. This paper is great because you can make it any color you like! It’s a white paper with white glossy patterns that resist ink when applied. After cutting the circle with a framelit, I used a sponge to die the paper Crushed Curry. I also died the scraps Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy and cut them out with the banner punch.
The fox was colored with a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker, which is the perfect color for this little fox. The hearts and border were colored with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker and the “1” was colored with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. This stamp also coordinates perfectly with the Note Tag Punch (probably why my kids love this stamp the most).
Hey Valentine, You’re A Treasure
Yo ho, Valentine! Perfect for those kids who love all things pirates (seriously, my kids can’t get enough of Jake and the Neverland Pirates as well as the Tinkerbell Pirate Princess movie). Here’s a cute pirate-y card for the little swashbuckler in your life:
This card took a little longer because of that plank background, which is easy to make but a little time consuming. I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock. I used a ruler and the Soft Suede marker to create the planks and nails in the boards. The trick is that the added lines shouldn’t be in any sort of pattern and they should never line up. This makes them look more organic. I also sponged the planks with a very small amount of Tangelo Twist ink to give it a weathered look. Also using a sponge, I went back over the top of that with more Soft Suede ink to tone down the orange.
The pirate was colored with various Stampin’ Write markers but the highlight of this card was that I used Diamond Dazzling Details to go over the pearls in the chest and Gold Glitz Dazzling Details for the coins.
Hey Valentine, here’s a sweet “tweet” for you
I love puns. That’s why I love this cute treat topper tag. Plus it’s a bird in shoes. Who doesn’t love a bird in shoes? Okay, I’m getting away from myself (it’s 11pm as I write this). But when you pair this stamp with the 1″ x 8″ treat bags, you have a cute little Valentine.
The treat bags are perfect for 2 pencils but they’re also food safe so you can put candy in there as well. Here’a s close up of the tag and a treat bag filled with Valentines M&M’s (boy those sound pretty tasty right now).
Hey Valentine, Glad You’re In My School
My kids love the fish on this stamp! And it was fun to explain what a pun was to Hope when she asked about what it said. Every time we’re in the craft room together she and her sister ask to play with this set. I just love that we can spend time together stamping and coloring. Here’s an idea that I got from Angela who shared this with the Fun N Crafty group on Facebook.
What a great idea! I loved it so much that I had to create a couple for my kids. I didn’t have a die big enough for the sentiment but it still looks great on a simple rectangle.
I hope you enjoyed these four ideas for the Hey Valentine stamp set. I’d love to see what you’re making with this set too! Post your links in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog.
Thanks for stopping by; up next is Tobe from The Craft Sea! Products used to create these cards are listed after the jump.
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Stacey L. of A Work of Carte
Tobe B. of The Craft Sea
Susan S. of Stampin’ By The San Francisco Bay