Anyway, my project today is a vintage-inspired Valentines Day card that is perfect for little love notes.
I tried to make this card more 3-D with a big grosgrain bow and a pop-out love note. I used some pretty handwritten note paper from my DCWV "Timeless Type" stack, and layered a paper doily on top. Before I glued it down I cut a little heart shape out of it and glued a scrap of silk ribbon underneath for some extra texture. I like that the silk is thin enough that you can still see the text through it, too.
I wanted to keep this card a bit more color neutral instead of the usual pink and red, though I definitely still wanted a pop of it. I think the silk accomplishes that without being too flashy, since the pink is more muted and vintage-y.
I have an old typewriter stamp lying around that I used at the bottom of my card, and some letter stamps I used to spell out "love you" on a piece of paper. After curling the paper a little bit, I used my fingertips to stamp some gold "dust" on the corners to pop against the white of the doily more. Then I glued down a strip of the bottom and top of the paper to give it a sort of wave.
And voila! A super cute card ready for your romantic message...of course, coming up with that is the hard part.