Today's sample is of a simple Valentine card I made for my dear husband. I used retired designer series paper called "More Amore" from Stampin'Up! - and luckily it is still available on the clearance rack in my on-line store. The piece of DSP was cut at a 4-1/4" square, then I placed the paper in my trimmer at an angle between the cutting line and the 1" mark. I had a scrap of Pool Party cardstock about 3/4" wide, so I glued that on the backside of the DSP, trimmed the ends, and adhered it to a Very Vanilla card base measuring 4-1/4" x 11". Included with the DSP are two sheets of the paper hearts that you can cut apart, so I decided to use one heart as my focal image. I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla, then punched it out with SU's large heart punch. I popped the heart up with dimensionals, and added a little bow of Pool Party ribbon. The sentiments are from a retired stamp set called "Filled with Love." It was one of my favorite stamp sets when it came out, so being the hoarder that I am I still own it. I stamped the sentiments in "Early Espresso" ink. This simple layout could work well for plenty of other occasions by substituting a different designer paper and focal image, like a large cupcake or balloons for a birthday card.
I was trying not to make it too "girly" by adding a lot of glitter since it's for my husband. He'll still probably think it's a little too frilly, but hopefully he'll just appreciate the sentiment behind it. After all, we've been married 35 years so he should know me by now!