valentine’s day ideas: part 3

The third segment of my Valentine’s Day series includes some ideas for DIY valentines.  Check out some fun ideas below to let that someone special know just how much you care.

Reasons I Love You

Giving a handmade gift really makes someone feel special.  But when you add the personal touch of journaling, that handmade gift feels even more special. I used some Captured Journaling Cards to write down reasons why I love my sweetheart and placed them in this decorative bag I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.
We R_reasons bag full_aly dosdall
For full supplies and instructions for making this bag with the punch board visit the We R blog HERE.
After journaling on my cards, I embellished the front of the bag with Washi TapeBaker’s Twine, and a Crazy For You Embossed Sticker and Mini Badge.
We R_reasons bag close_aly dosdall
I love that this gift not only represents the time and effort I spent to make it, but it also includes my heartfelt handwritten thoughts, feelings, and expressions of love.

DIY Elegant Letterpress Cards

Take a look at these elegant valentines I created with the letterpress, some textured cardstock, and my 2 Edge Punches. I even created matching envelopes using my Envelope Punch Board and the new Envelope Wraps to make these valentines a bit more special.
We R_Elegant Letterpress Valentines_Aly Dosdall
We R_Elegant Letterpress Valentines Close_Aly Dosdall
For a video tutorial on how to create these, plus some letterpress tips and tricks visit the We R Memory Keepers blog tomorrow. 

ETA: HERE’s a link to the post with the video–enjoy!
Hope these valentine ideas get your creative juices flowing!

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