Valentine Hugs - Simon Says Stamp + Lawn Fawn | Two Ways to Valentine with Colored Pencils

Happy Friday! As we near Valentine's Day, I'm narrowing down some cute designs to batch-make and send out. Earlier in the month, I shared this lovely Pinkfresh duo, which I've already bundled up in piles, and today, I'm putting those cute pencil-colored sweet hearts to use! I did a full post on pencil coloring, so I will skip over that bit, but you can read the entire post here.

Making the hearts was a breeze, since it just involves some selective coloring and heat-embossing. 
The hearts were stamped and heat embossed using the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart stamp
And seeing as I already had these cute little envelopes made, which I stocked up on a while back using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, I though they would make the perfect pair.

For each little envelope, I cut a pretty piece of paper to tuck inside, accented by some puffy heart stickers.

For the sentiment, I added the Scripty Hugs die-cut design from Lawn Fawn, cut in a very soft pink cardstock. I also added a holo jewel - I love how it picks up on different colors of the soft hues. 

For my next project, I thought I would put the hearts into a very simple card form. If you're not in the mood to make lots of itty bitty envelopes, or DIY heart tea-baggies, this is a really easy and quick alternative. 

To decorate the card, I added some simple Nuvo drops and a few holo rhinestones. 
At the bottom, a very cheery sentiment, stamped with Altenew's Botanical You stamp, in Distress Oxide colors of Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, and Mustard Seed. I love how chalky and bold these hues are - even with the faintest of fonts.  

I hope these two ideas give you some inspiration for your own Valentines. Sending many x's and o's your way!
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  1. Oh how pretty! I love it that you stepped outside of the traditional red and pink color box for your Valentines. These are wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend! Biggest hugs to you :)

  2. How beautiful! Love the white embossing on kraft & pastel colors & that they're little! You're so creative, Ivana!


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