Sunday, January 18th, 2009

How To Make Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary, or Other Romantic Greeting Cards With Paper Lace

Handmade Heart Valentines Day Greeting Card With Vellum, Hand Stitching, Flourishes, Flowers and Paper Lace

Red White & Black “Be Mine” Valentine's Day Greeting Card With Paper Lace

Be Mine, a 7 inch by 5 inch handmade Valentine's Day Greeting Card With Vellum, Hand Stitching, Flowers, Flourishes and Paper Lace

Red White & Black “Heart” Valentine's Day, Anniversary, Wedding, or Romantic Greeting Card

In my last blog post, I mentioned that some of my paper lace designs were published in this month's issue of The Stamper's Sampler Magazine. The 2 cards that were published would be perfect for use as Valentine's Day greeting cards, but they could also be used for any occasion that requires a loving or romantic touch- anniversary, wedding, prom, or any other time you'd like to send a little love to someone special.

Due to space restrictions in the magazine, the Stamper's Sampler editors decided to present their readers with a greatly abbreviated version of my project instructions. When I saw the revised instructions, I had a sinking feeling that most crafters would read the revised instructions, scratch their heads mumbling "huh?" to themselves, and promptly move onto the next project. Then it occurred to me that I have absolutely no space restrictions here on my paper lace web site, and that there isn't anything stopping me from sharing the full project instructions for these Valentine's Day Cards. So that is what I am going to do! I am posting the projects in chapter 6 of my idea book about how to make paper lace, complete with links to sources of supply for the products I used to create these cards. Hope you will find it helpful having the longer version of the project instructions available.

If you haven't already started reading my paper lace idea book, I recommend that you start at the beginning and work your way through. I am still in the process of posting some of chapters of the book, and I apologize that it is taking longer than expected. At any rate, if you are new to making paper lace, the paper laces shown in this blog post are not the ones I would recommend that you try as your first. I'd recommend that you try a few of the very basic paper laces before proceeding to make these. Of course, if you're an advanced paper crafter, by all means jump right in.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you are having a lovely and creative day.

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