i participated in a super cute blog valentine swap via blogger friend charlotte. each participant was given the name + address of another. then w/ only the direction to "create a valentine. make it pretty", we each made and mailed a special valentine to our partner.
so how do you create a valentine for someone you don't know personally!?! well you blog stalk, of course. :) my partner was jaclyn journey a wedding/event planner from louisville, kentucky. check out her beautiful work - here.
state pride is the thang right now! i wanted to give a gift that keeps on giving ... so i created a stationary set for jaclyn to spread a little kentucky love:
follow along to make your own:
* add'l scrapbook paper
for the cards:
1 // cut your cardboard or cardstock to size. my cards were 7" h x 5" w folded in half to be 3.5"h x 5" w.
2 // cut out your states. rather than trace or free hand the state of kentucky, i opened this free vector map in illustrator and resized the state to fit. note to self: if you're tracing on the reverse side of your cardstock, be sure to trace your state w/ wrong side out - or you'll end up with a backwards state! :)
3 // cut out your hearts.
4 // glue your states + hearts to your cards. press to dry. easy-peasy!
for the envelopes:
1 // i cheat! find another envelope that fits your cards.
2 // open it along glued seams.
3 // trace and cut on your decorative cardstock. glue along seams! that's it.
of course ... i couldn't just send stationary - i wrote jaclyn a special little kentucky poem:
thankfully she has a sense of humor! ;)
happy valentine's day, lovelies. xo.