Monday, February 4, 2013

{Valentines} Crafty Handwritten Love Letters Tutorial

  Here is a quick and simple way to make a little love note!
  Leave a love note in a lunch box, a jacket pocket or other hiding places so your special someone finds them throughout the day...


It all starts with this little 'love note' image from the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge...




 

Using my Cricut Expression 2 Machine and Kraft Cardstock Paper, I cut the image out at 3.5". us You can make your love notes any size you'd like.


 The heart is not cut out completely, so using an X-acto Knife, carefully 'finish' the cut so your heart pops out. (Be Careful!)

Now you can add a pop of color by choosing a fun patterned paper and adhering it behind your cut out heart shape.


Next cut out the same love note shape, but this time use the 'shadow' feature. Cut this out just slightly larger than your original image (3.7").


Next I added a little detail with my White Gel Pen. I highlighted the little envelope slits that we cut by the machine and then added some stitching detail around my heat.

 On the back side of my love note I used the My Minds Eye 'Love Me Love' paper and, using the same size as my last 'shadow' cut, cut the reverse image out. The notebook style was perfect for writing your message on.

*The reverse image is where you horizontally flip your image so it watched up with the back side. It the little edit paned on your Cricut Machine
It looks like this...

Your reverse cut shape should line up exactly with the back side of my love note. Use adhesive of choice and carefully line it up with the card.

 Lastly I added the heart that I cut out earlier and popped it up with a Pop Dot... and again added some White Gel Pen stitching detail.

 Now decide what little love note you'd like to write.
 I love handwritten notes! Even thought there are some wonderful cards out there, a handwritten note always means a littler bit more coming from the heart.

WHERE WOULD YOU HIDE A LOVE NOTE???
(comment below!)

Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to use auto-fill and make multiple of these little notes in no time!

Happy Crafting,
Abbey



3 comments:

  1. wishing I had the doodle charms cartridge lol. These are so adorable. I would slip one into my husbands laptop, so when he opened it he would see it.

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  2. This would be a nice surprise tucked inside a favorite book for your 'love' to find when they open it up to read the next time!! :*)

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  3. I would put it in my kids blinders, so they feel exta loved!! I don't have this cart either! www.craftykards.blogspot.com

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