This Valentine’s Day card idea, using the Fine Art Floral product suite from Stampin Up, is a versatile card design that can be used long after Valentine’s Day. Of all the very pretty designer series papers in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, and the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I thought the bright green plaid made this design spring-y and cheerful. It also provided a backdrop to the layered floral element made from the Art Gallery bundle.
Sale-a-Bration 2021 Kickoff Party
I put this card together as part of a demonstrator presentation that I did for the Stampin’ Up team that I am on. I came up with 5 different ways to use the Forever & Always bundle and presented my masculine card live during the event (premiering on Friday Jan 29th here on the blog). It was my first live event! Eeek! I didn’t have video editing to hide behind but thankfully there were no real bloopers, other than livestreaming software that forced me into a vertical camera orientation. If you want to see my presentation, as well as other demonstrators presenting other products from both Spring catalogs, leave a comment below. I can send you an invite to the private Facebook group where the presentations were held. There were lots of great ideas shared during the weekend event, and the videos are saved in the Facebook group. This is a wonderful opportunity to see different ideas of how to use these new products in your spring crafting.
Design Options Abound
But, back to our card here. You can easily change up this design to be a thank you card, birthday card, or sympathy card. And the flower colors could easily be changed out for a cheery yellow, a striking pink (I’d considered using Melon Mambo instead), or go in a softer direction with a Flirty Flamingo/Petal Pink flower. I liked the contrast of the burgundy vs the bright green.
The green plaid paper may not look familiar; it is actually from the free Berry Blessings bundle that you can earn with a $100 purchase. This bundle includes a full DSP collection (12 sheets of 12×12 paper) as well as a stamp set. It coordinates with a bundle in the Mini Catalog for more versatility. But it stands on its own as well.
I happened to grow up on a strawberry farm in SE Wisconsin, so this freebie was near and dear to my heart. It reminded me of the summers spent on my dear grandma’s farm, picking strawberries and raspberries. Even if berries aren’t your gig, the backsides of these papers are really pretty. I’ve seen lots of cards made with the blueberry paper and the blue plaid that are just stunning. In the video, I show closeups of the paper patterns so you can see if any of them inspire you, too.
Watch the Floral Gallery Valentines Day Card tutorial
The floral element in the Art Gallery stamp set is a distInktive stamp set. This lends a watercolor look to the final results. I like that Stampin Up has started to embrace multi-layered stamps and this is a great example of that look.
I am revamping the Crafty Friends Club Vault and am working on the instruction sheet for this card and Friday’s card. The instruction sheets will now be housed in the revamped Crafty Friends Club Vault instead of directing you to my Stampin Up site. There were too many broken links using that site and I’d much rather spend my time making cards than fixing broken links.
To make it simpler here on my site, when I get the new Vault set up you won’t need to log in anymore, just enter the password and find the free downloadable files. I’m even adding a bunch of new tutorials to the site as a future enhancement. Leave a note in the comments below and you’ll be the first to be notified when I get this done.
These cards use the fun products from the Spring Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog and free 2021 Sale-a-Bration products. I made a lot of other cards using these products. You can find those projects in one spot by following the link in the button below.