Paper

Valentine Girl Paper Designs

By  Debbie Kaste 

size: utensil holder, 2-1/2"x4-1/2"; flower stake, 3-1/4"x12"; cup medallion, 3"x4"; placecard, 3"x8"; treat pocket, 4"x5-1/2"

Materials

  • Cream cardstock
  • Scrapbook paper, three sheets
  • Large manila tag
  • Kraft paper or recycled paper bag
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Cream ribbon, 1/2"-wide, 12" length

Tools

  • Prima Marketing Julie Nutting Love Day Stamp Set (91076)
  • Craft Punches: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher (71344-9); EK Success Abstract Flower Edge (54-40103); circle, 1/8", 2"
  • Die-cutting machine and Sizzix Dies: Framelits Hearts #2 Set (657574); Bigz Pocket with Scallop Edge (659768)
  • Score board and scoring tool
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Markers: black, white, brown, red, pink
  • Pens: white gel, fine-tip black
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Sepia
  • Adhesives: quick-drying paper adhesive, foam squares or dots, clear dots

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, cosmetic-wedge sponge, sewing machine with black thread, ruler
  • Utensil Holder
  • 1. Die cut pocket from kraft paper; assemble following manufacturer's instructions. Die cut three small hearts from paper. Sponge heart edges Sepia.
  • 2. Stamp girl image on cream cardstock using Jet Black. Stamp image again on red paper; cut out dress. Adhere dress to girl; fussy cut. Color with markers as desired. Stamp sentiment onto pink paper using Jet Black. Trim into banner shape, notching one end. Sponge edges Jet Black.
  • 3. Adhere hearts and banner to pocket. Adhere girl to pocket using foam squares.
  • Flower Stake
  • 1. Trim tag to 5-1/2" length, removing excess from bottom. Die cut three medium hearts from red paper. Sponge edges of tag and hearts Sepia.
  • 2. Punch border strip from red paper; attach to tag bottom using sewing machine zig-zag stitch and black thread. Trim edges flush. Stamp heart string at top and bottom of tag using Jet Black; color with markers.
  • 3. Punch circle from cream cardstock. Stamp portion of girl onto circle using Jet Black; stamp again on patterned paper. Fussy cut patterned dress; adhere to circle and trim edges. Color with markers as desired. Stamp sentiment onto pink paper, fussy cut, and sponge edges Sepia.
  • 4. Punch hole near bottom of tag, in same line as top hole. Adhere hearts to tag center in circular formation using paper adhesive. Adhere circle and sentiment to tag using foam. Paint bamboo skewer red; let dry. Insert skewer through holes.
  • Cup Medallion
  • 1. Die cut large heart from patterned paper; sponge edges Jet Black. Dot around heart using white gel pen. Draw fine black line between dots. Stamp hearts Jet Black; color with white marker.
  • 2. Stamp girl image on cream cardstock using Jet Black. Stamp image again on red paper; cut out dress. Adhere dress to girl; fussy cut out. Color with markers as desired.
  • 3. Adhere girl to heart, then heart to cup using foam.
  • Placecard
  • 1. Cut 3"x8" panel of patterned paper; score along long side at 2-1/2"and 5" and fold. Punch envelope notch centered on first portion with notch flap facing toward panel length.
  • 2. Die cut heart from patterned paper; sponge edges Jet Black. Dot around heart using white gel pen. Draw fine black line between dots. Hand write name on heart. Adhere heart to card. Stamp heart string on card using Jet Black; color with markers.
  • 3. Stamp girl image on cream cardstock using Jet Black. Stamp image again on red paper; cut out dress. Adhere dress to girl; fussy cut out. Color with markers as desired. Stamp sentiment onto pink paper, fussy cut, and sponge Sepia. Color with markers as desired.
  • 4. Adhere girl to card using clear dot and sentiment to card using foam squares. Fold card into shape, inserting end into notch.
  • Treat Pocket
  • 1. Die cut two large hearts from patterned paper. Remove 1-1/4" from top of one heart; stamp heart string along left side of remainder and color with markers. Punch 4-1/2" length of border from cream cardstock; sponge edges Sepia. Adhere along trimmed edge using paper adhesive; trim edges flush with heart. Align both hearts and machine zig-zag stitch around edges using black thread. Sponge edges Sepia.
  • 2. Stamp girl image on cream cardstock using Jet Black. Stamp image again on red paper; cut out dress. Adhere dress to girl; fussy cut out. Color with markers as desired. Stamp sentiments onto pink paper and cream cardstock. Cut sentiments out, notching end of larger, and sponge Sepia.
  • 3. Adhere girl and notched sentiment to pocket using foam; adhere small sentiment using paper adhesive. Punch two holes in top of heart. Insert cream ribbon through holes; knot ends to secure.