Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rotary Valentines 2011

Each year, our Rotary Club sends Valentines to the residents of the nursing homes in our community. For some reason, I always volunteer to make them and I usually underestimate how long it will take. I had hoped to get these done by Wednesday so we would have plenty of time to get them delivered, but that didn't happen. I did, however, have them finished by Friday morning so all is good. Since I have so many of these to make ... this year 260 ... I try to keep the design simple. I found value packs of 12"x12" cardstock at Joann's in white, red and kraft. That kept making these economical.

The base is 4"x4" with the corners rounded. The white layer was cut at 3.75"x3.75" using the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge, and the heart is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art  cartridge. I used my Gypsy to size and cut the hearts ... the size for them is 3.57"x3.09". The 'Be Mine' is a stamp from the My Creative Time "You Had Me at Chocolate" set.

On the reverse, I used the Valentine Script stamp from Stampendous. Then printed a sentiment on clear mailing labels to finish (using labels kinda feels like cheating, but they worked). These are pictures of the sample I made for these cards. Originally, I put a dab of Frosted Lace Stickles in the center of each flower cut on the heart ... that didn't make it to the final cards. The thought of putting Stickles on 260 cards was a little overwhelming and probably not a very good idea to begin with!!

Thanks for stopping by ...


Shawnee said...

Such a beautiful card. My husband is in Rotary, too. It is such a wonderful organization.

Have a blessed weekend!


Tanya said...

Jo, I have long admired your work on the Cricut MB...just became a follower! These Valentine cards are awesome and such a wonderful way to serve others.

flowerdisco said...

cute and after 260 are you ok?????? lol
nice way to brighten someones valentine :) great job!!!

JenL said...

Beautiful card. It's great that you take the time to do this!!