Do you remember celebrating Valentine’s Day in Elementary School? Walking into class with a batch of cards, nervous and excited to receive cards back? Bring back that youthful spirit! Let’s create this Love Bug Card Carrier with school age enthusiasm for what Valentine’s will bring this year.
If you have kids or grandkids, have them join you. Let them add their own creative touch. It’s fun for the whole family.
Before we get started, let’s chat about the Card Carrier Die. This new die is available in the Spring Filled section of the Bloom This Way Trends Mini Catalog. It includes two thin metal dies, one for the top and one for the bag itself. If you haven’t seen our Product Spotlight video watch it below to learn how to assemble it.
Michelle Woerner, FSJ’s Concept Designer, creates an Easter Card Carrier in the video. However, you can create yours for any occasion.
We wanted to give ours a Valentine’s theme to get you inspired for one of our favorite upcoming celebrations.
The Bloom This Way Trends Mini has a few fun images to use for Valentine’s, like the Storybook Occasions Stamp Set and Spring Botanicals.
We also LOVE the Bug Love Stamp & Die Sets. These are Host Exclusive item (listed at the beginning of the catalog) that you can purchase with Journey Dollars earned as a party host. Contact a Journey Coach for details on how to host a party. This set is so much fun to play with you’ll definitely want to grab it if you can.
With the ladybug images in mind, we wanted to give our Card Carrier a coordinating background design. Before die cutting the Card Carrier, grab a Dauber Dowel with Black Licorice Ink and create polka dots on a piece of Cranberry Bliss Cardstock. Then die cut the bag and assemble.
Add your stamped images. The Bug Love images are so cute; you have to color them in. Let your inner kiddo out and grab your favorite FSJ coloring tool to bring your ladybug to life. We added a bit of Black Licorice Acrylic Paint to accentuate the eyes and dots.
Decorate your Card Carrier with your favorite embellishments like ribbon and Journey Sequins.
Supply List: Bug Love Stamp Set SS-0535 *Host Exclusive only| Bug Love Die Set DI-0393 *Host Exclusive Only| Card Carrier Die DI-0386| Heart-felt Die| Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041| Black Licorice Acrylic Paint JM-0105| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Cranberry Bliss Cardstock| Candy Apple Twine| Journey Sequins| Black Licorice Journey Thread| Journey Sparkle Cuts| Forever Heart Chips| Gingham Black Licorice Ribbon| Dauber Dowel
We hope this project brought back some giddy childhood memories. We would love to hear them. Share them with us in the comments.