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Simple Saturday: Mini Valentine Inspiration

Are you like me and trying to stay ahead of the game by preparing for whatever the next holiday is?  Well, I know it's fairly early, but I have started thinking about Valentine's Day.  I also try to think of creative ways to use up some of my smaller scraps because throwing them away is just too tragic for my heart to handle.  Today's Simple Saturday takes care of both things.  Valentine's Day and scraps.  Whew!

Here are some cute Mini Valentine's that utilizes the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper and the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  All three cards are small in size (3"x3") and use up those itty-bitty scraps of DSP that you may have lying around.  Win-Win!

They are SO easy to put together, too!  Strips of scrap DSP, a couple stamped, die-cut images, and some Stampin' Dimensionals and you're set!  You could probably make a bunch of these for classroom valentines in lieu of buying them from the store in less than an hour.  (For me with my two little ones, that is incentive enough for me!  I hate dragging my two out to a store---just getting out of the house is about a twenty-minute battle in itself!)

Let's look at each one a bit closer:

I used some Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock as the background element.  Sweet Sugarplum and Melon Mambo Ink along with some Metallic Thread (Gold) to accent the two smaller hearts.

I am obsessed with the gorgeous gold foil elements on this piece of Painted With Love Designer Series Paper.  Even in such a small scrap form, the gold foil really stands out!  I paired these scraps with Flirty Flamingo Cardstock as the background element.  I didn't think it needed much more, so I fussy-cut the stamped hearts and used a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to pop them up on die-cut hearts from opposite colors (Melon Mambo and Sweet Sugarplum, again).

This last card used just the "Sure Do Love You" banner sentiment that I stamped in Sweet Sugarplum Ink and popped up using a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.  And I used a bit of Powder Pink Cardstock as the background element.  Done and Done.

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