Easy Vellum Valentine’s Day Card

Velum Valentines Card

Hopefully you have things squared away as far as gifts go for Valentine’s day.  Do you give expensive gifts? Homemade gifts? Cards?  For the last few years my husband and I have been doing handmade gifts for each other. Ever since he wanted to do a joint gift of a lawnmower (what was he thinking?!) we have steered clear of purchasing big things and just stuck with simple gifts.  Last year I made him a pack of date ideas.  This year I am keeping it really simple and I made him a card.  Inside the card is an idea on a collaboration gift for him (I am going to need his help on it).  If you have a gift already and just need a card, here is an easy and simple idea on how to make a card using the Silhouette.

how to center on a card

I used a BE MY Valentine shape from Kolette Hall and my Silhouette software.  It is easy to make a card with your Silhouette.  I like to draw two rectangles.  One that is 8.5 x 5.5 and one that is 4.25 x 5.5 .  We won’t be cutting out either of these rectangles, they are just there to help us get our image or text centered.  I centered my image in the 4.25 x 5.5 box.

center image on card

I moved the larger box so that it was outlining the top of my 8.5 x 11 paper.  Then I moved the smaller box with my image to the right side of the larger box.

Valentine's Card _Silhouette

At this point you can delete the boxes.  I filled the BE MY with pink color and printed it out on my printer.  Then I cut my paper in half.

vellum sticker

I cut out the Valentine phrase from vellum paper and put it through a xyron sticker maker.  Then I stuck it onto the card.

simple valentines day card

I also cut out an envelope from pretty cardstock for the card to go inside.  If you need a last minute Valentines card, this one is easy to whip up real fast!

Thanks for reading!

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