I’ve been in Valentine card-making mode, so I’m continuing with one in neutral colors. I’m thinking this would appeal to guys, don’t you agree?

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Valentine in Neutrals


A card base in Crumb Cake Cardstock is always a good bet for guys, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

Next, I cut a layer of Basic White Cardstock, 5″ X 3 3/4″, and used a Be Mine Stitched Die to cut the band of hearts across the center. This die is great, because it cuts a “frame” of hearts, and also gives you 21 little hearts. But for this card, I glued the frame back in the hole (inlaid), after backing the white layer with wood texture, In Good Taste Designer Paper. I hope this makes sense.

Once my heart layer was glued together, I backed it with True Love Designer Paper, 1/8″ larger, giving it a narrow, black & white, diagonal border.


The banner was cut from Brushed Metallic Cardstock, using the Banner Triple Punch, 1″ X 1 3/4″. I gave it some texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. The punch is a handy tool that you can check out in my Product List below.

The heart by the banner was cut from True Love Designer Paper with a Be Mine Stitched Die. I backed it for thickness, gave it a Linen Thread bow, and attached it with Dimensionals.

“Sent with love” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Stazon Ink, and cut with a Floral Gallery Die. Don’t you love the perforated edge?


I was inspired by the sketch and colors at Fusion.


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