Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Friendship Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, as my dear friend Vanja chooses to call it: Friendship Day! I like her take on it much, much more. It’s more including, and of course you can celebrate your friendships! I don’t usually do handmade valentine cards for this particular day, but this year I decided to make a few for my closest family and one for Vanja and her daughter Nikki, to celebrate our friendship and the fact that whenever we hang out we have a great time, and always leave me happy and energized.We haven’t had a chance to hang out much for a few years, but are now a bit more back on track, which makes me incredibly happy.

I got some great inspiration for these cards. I’ve been following Shimelle Laine’s coverage from CHA trade show (the Craft & Hobby Association), and she’s done an awesome job showing off all the new goodies at the fair. Flipping through the posts I found this awesome series, Saying Thanks (about thank you cards), especially this one where Shimelle is trying out American Craft’s new punch system.

Go check the series out and definitely watch the video where she makes the cards. She has such a great teaching style! (And makes a lot of her projects upside down for her videos. Serious skills, ya’all!)


Hope you all are having a great day, be it with your valentine or your family and friends. Stay safe!

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