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Non-traditional Valentine's Day card in orange and black

Non-traditional Valentine's Day card, using Sweet 'n' Sassy digital stamp, design by Paperesse.

I like Valentine's Day and not just for the chocolate, although that is a point in its favor. Valentine's Day to me is a way to show those we love we care about them, not just our sweethearts and husbands. This card is going to my cousin back in the States. It's a combination Valentine's Day/Thank You card, as inside I've thanked him again for his Christmas gifts and wished him a Happy Valentine's Day.

This is the nicest thing about a home made card – you can personalize it as you wish. I doubt seriously I'd have found a Valentine's Day/Thank You card in the shops.

This isn't a romantic Valentine's Day card – I didn't want anything too mushy – so I chose these non-traditional colors and focal digistamp, paper piecing the stamp instead of coloring it. I did add an orange heart and orange heart ribbon though, for a little Valentine's touch. Instead of using the sentiment that came with the stamp, I instead rounded my own sentiment using Candy Round BTN font along a curving text path in CraftArtist, as I've done on this Tropical Santa and Penguin cards (the Penguin card has more info on how to do this).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Ashley digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Sweet 'n' Sassy Orange You Sweet 
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, Artemio scallopped circle die
Embellishments – wooden heart, button, twine, ribbon
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: 2 Creative Chicks #6 – Anything Goes, Sisters of Craft January – Anything Goes, Bastel-Traum #37 – Valentine, Your Scrapbook Place January – Anything Goes, and Crafting with Friends #12 – Anything Goes.


  1. LOL! Love that sentiment - and no matter the subject or image - you ALWAYS finish your cards so beautifully! I really like the cord tied in a bow thru the button on the heart! I guess that is what I really like with this project - the layers and the tiny details. Nice Shani!

  2. Coucou! Je vois que tu commences les projets de St Valentin! Moi pas encore!
    Très mignonne ta carte!! et original dans ses couleurs!
    Bises et merci de ta visite par mon blog
    A bientôt! ;o)

  3. I like the sentiment : ) I agree, Valentine's needn't always be about lovers. It is nice to show those around you that you care.


  4. Yes, it's all about the chocolate!

    A Thank You Valentine card, fabulous card and idea.

  5. Lovely card, fresh idea for valentine. Thanks for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  6. OH this is SO cute! You ROCKED it! Love the colors, image, sentiment - square card - everything about it. :)
    Thanks so much for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks! :)

  7. I just love this very non-traditional color scheme for a "valentine", a very sweet way to say thank you. You took a cute, simple image and turned it into a darling card!

  8. Such fun! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

  9. Oh... what a sweet fruit :) Love it... Thanks for sharing your card by bastel-traum... Hugs Ute


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