Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mini Valentine's Day Cards

*** UPDATED, 01/14/2011, to include another challenge ***

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I decided to make Valentine's Day cards for my daughter, Katie, to give to her classmates.  There are seven young adult students in her Educational Life Skills Transition Class, and she is the only girl.  Which means all her classmates are young men.  Since it is so hard to find cards that don't represent hugging, or kissing, I made friendship cards for her.

6 Valentine's Day Cards
1 of the cards, with another showing the inside, along w/the envelope.
Katie doesn't write her name unless it's done hand-over-hand, and she won't do it with me so I used the Jessie's ABC's to sign her name on the cards.

Next are the teacher cards.  I haven't finalized them yet.  I believe I saw an apple stamp over at Lawn Fawn's site that I will pick up.  It will work great on the cover.
Cards for her Teacher and the 2 Teacher Assistants
These mini cards are being submitted for two challenges that are presently open.  The first is for The Paper Players Theme Challenge PP29 Happy Valentine's Day, and the second is for Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #38 sponsored by The Twinery.


*** While going thru the list of card challenges which I have been participating in I realized that there is one more challenge for this set.  It is the Crazy 4 Color Inspiration Challenge C4C69 .


Products used ...
  • Stamps:  Northwoods Heart & Dot Background and Plaid Heart, Lawn Fawn Hello Friend and Jessie's ABC's.
  • Paper:  Archiver's various pinks and gray
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers R29 & R39
  • Twine:  American Crafts Twine - Blush & Black
  • Tools: MS Scoring Board, Creative Memories Round Corner Punch, Tim Holtz Mini Stapler, 3/16" Mini Glue Dots and Adhesive
Here’s to hoping that my cards provide you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

10 comments:

Kristy Smith said...

Ruza, these are just the cutest! I'm sure the boys in the class will really appreciate these! As a high school teacher, I can tell you that it always means SO much to get a card from a student, so I know the teachers will just love them too! I can't wait to see the next thing you create! =)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Ruza, your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I love your design and they are perfect for guys. I'll bet Katie loves them. Your teacher cards are beautiful too. That apple stamp will be the perfect touch. Hugs, Carla

Carla Bazhenow said...
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Carla Bazhenow said...

Hi Ruza, its me... I posted my comment twice... so I deleted one of em. lol Hugs,

Silli said...

Wonderful cards Ruza, love the colors... Hugs Silke

jaydee said...

Ruza, the cards are perfect. I love that you created friend cards for Katie's classmates, I think they are fabulous. I love the mini cards you created for the teacher and teacher assistants, too. Very creative and I know they will be much appreciated.
Thank you for joining us again at the Paper Players this week!
Jaydee

Julie Gearinger said...

These cards are adorable! Wonderfully crafted and I am sure that the recipients will be thrilled! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Players!

Ann said...

Such a great set of cards!

Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

AnitaRex said...

What a great set of cards, will make them smile! :> Great use of twine! So happy you joined in on the fun at Wee Memories!

Jenny said...

These are darling Valentines!!