Valentine’s Week: Mini Valentines with Meghann Andrew

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Meghann Andrew with you, and I am so excited to kick off a special week here on the Elle’s Studio blog today, Valentine’s Week! All this week, the design team will be sharing projects full of LOVE, meant to inspire you to create something that shows someone how much you care, or records your love for someone or something!

Today, I’m starting of this week by making things mini! The 3″ x 4″ tags from our January 2020 Kit and the new True Love Printables are not just for layouts, pocket pages or traveler’s notebooks—they also make the most perfect mini valentines to share with the people you love! Take a look:

Supplies | January 2020 Kit, True Love PrintablesI Adore You StickersYou Are Loved Die CutsLa La Love You Puffy Stickers, Little Moments Leatherette StickersWood Veneer SweetheartsLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper StackLove You Lots Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp

Using the carefully coordinated January kit and add-ons, it was easy to put these mini cards together in no time at all!

This tag from the January 2020 Kit included a large journaling area in the center, which turned out to be perfect for adding a cascade of hearts create from the You Are Loved Die CutsLa La Love You Puffy Stickers and Wood Veneer Sweethearts. I added the second part of my sentiment using the Little Moments Leatherette Stickers, which also added a pop of contrast again the colorful border at the base.

This card came together easily, as the large red heart tag from the January 2020 Kit created the perfect background to add a few embellishments to: the “hugs & kisses” You Are Loved Die Cut, “XO” La La Love You Puffy Sticker and teal heart Little Moments Leatherette Sticker. I added the sentiment, which fit perfectly between the stripes, using the Love You Lots Stamp and tied the whole thing off with red baker’s twine.

This tag from the True Love Printables included a white heart, which I cut out to make into a shaker card, adding an acetate window and a sequin mix filling. At the base, I added the warm wood border using the Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, and topped it with the white “XO” La La Love You Puffy Sticker. The “you are loved” You Are Loved Die Cut added the perfect sentiment, and was balanced with two Little Moments Leatherette Stickers. The top left corner needed some contrast, so I added the heart border I Adore You Sticker, and balanced that with a black stamped heart at the bottom using the Love You Lots Stamp.

This card was the simplest to create, because the beautiful sentiment tag, found in the January Kit did most of the work for me! I simply added a border of peach polka dots using the Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, the “sweet heart” and peach heart You Are Loved Die Cuts, a Little Moments Leatherette Sticker banner and heart, and a teal heart La La Love You Puffy Sticker. Nothing complicated to be found here!

This was another simple design, began by using the pink striped tag from the True Love Printables. Stamping the “xo” borders from the Love You Lots Stamp pointed directly to the large gray You Are Loved Die Cut, which I accented with two more hearts from the La La Love You Puffy Stickers and Little Moments Leatherette Stickers. To balance the black heart, I added the “XO” banners from the You Are Loved Die Cuts at the top, and my sentiment, from the I Adore You Stickers, fit perfectly between stripes at the base of the card.

This card, began with the colorful, striped tag from the True Love Printables, is my favorite! I wanted that bold pop of black against those beautiful colors, so I added the heart border from the I Adore You Stickers and the “hello beautiful” Little Moments Leatherette Sticker. Next, I added five heart You Are Loved Die Cuts to coordinate with the colors on the background, popping some up with dimensional adhesive, and cutting the excess from the edges. Last, I added the “friend” sentiment using the Hazel Alphabet Stamp—my favorite alpha in the shop!—and a black La La Love You Puffy Sticker heart.

Each one of these mini 3″ x 4″ cards was so fun to create, and I love that each one is so individual! You can see how each one came together in my quick process video below! Grab a cuppa and get inspired to create your own mini valentines using the January kit and add-ons this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to show the ones that you love how much you care by creating something handmade—these mini valentines are a perfect option, but stop back tomorrow as our Valentine’s Week continues to get an idea for sweet gift packaging, too!

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