An All-in-One Valentine

By Cards, Planner Stationary & Accessories

Hi all,

I’ve finally sat down and started to create some Valentine’s Day cards. I had so many requests for cards, envelopes and treat-holders. So first I wanted to tackle a project that would address all 3 categories. These beautiful envelopes are approximately 2.5″  x 2.75″. It’s the perfect size for a little card or treat to fit inside. I could easily fit in a fun-size candy bar and use some washi-tape to seal it in.

Each envelope has a sentiment on the outside which read:

“I count myself luck to call you friend” OR “Happiness enclosed.” I love these sentiments because they aren’t overly GUSHY.


My favorite is the pink banner one towards the middle of the picture. I love the simple sentiment!

Do you have a favorite? Comment (link for the box is below the title of this post) and let me know =)

Fan-Fold Valentine’s Day Garland

By Cards, Room Decor

Hi All,

I am a person who likes change. I embrace it. I like having seasonal weather (although I could do with a little less snow), I like swapping beauty products in and out, and I especially like changing up our house when it comes to decor.

Christmas is definitely my most favorite holiday. I actually get a little sad when we have to take our tree down and put away all of the wreaths. So to brighten up a few corners of the house I created some quick decor.

Here’s a quick look at a garland I made around valentine’s day.

Each Circle was created using good crate paper fourteen collection (notice how it’s covered in x’s and o’s).
I used my silhouette cutting machine to create a scalloped circle and the inner flower shape as well.
The hearts are stitched embellishments that I added for a little extra pizzazz.

Then, I just strung them up on some bakers twine and made a few more to create a garland.


I created 2 different designs. One with a lighter pink embellishment and one with a darker pink embellishment. I also switched the pattern papers on the backgrounds. Notice how they are reversed depending on the type of embellishment? …it’s the little things.


Here’s a close up of those x’s and o’s


And here it is all hung up on the craft room door.  I probably could have done a better job on spacing when it came to putting them on the twine, but I didn’t really care considering it was just for my own personal enjoyment. haha – I put way more effort into stuff I giveaway! =)


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and feel free to leave comments =)

Have a great day all ~JS