Kiss in a Rose Handmade Valentines Day Cards

By | January 26, 2014

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It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is going to be here so soon.  This is probably my youngest daughter’s last year to have a class Valentine’s Day party, so I wanted to make something special for her to hand out to her classmates, instead of resorting to store-bought Valentines.  After some playing around with my spiral flower die, I came up with these cute Kiss in a Rose Handmade Valentines Day cards.  I was so happy with how they turned out!

So let’s start with how I made the paper roses.  It is made from the Spiral Flower Sizzix die that is available in the new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog.  The first time I saw that die, I knew I wanted to get it to make gift toppers and tags.  It is super simple to make the roses with this die.  You just cut the shape, roll it up, and glue the end and base down.  So easy and so cute!  When I came across a package of Valentines Hershey Kisses, I couldn’t help but wonder if I could somehow use them as centers for the flowers.

Cute Rose Valentine's Day Cards with a candy kiss in the center.  Via CraftyStateofMind.com #valentinesday

 

Start by cutting out your spiral flower shape.  You need 1/4 of a sheet of 8.5×11 inch cardstock for each shape.

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To make it easier to roll later, I suggest rolling the spiral around a pencil, starting with the thinnest end (marked as the 1st petal on the photo).  Take a pen and mark the 8th valley to show where you are going to glue the 1st petal to form a ring.

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Form into a ring and glue into place.  I used cool temp glue sticks in my hot glue gun.  (I would recommend a different type of adhesive if your kids are helping make these.)

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Now you are going to continue coiling the spiral around the ring to form the flower.  You don’t want to wind this too tightly as it won’t leave enough room for the Hershey Kiss in the middle.  However if it is too loose, it will leave gaps between the layers of petals.  I recommend making a rose or two from scrap paper until you get the hang of how to roll them.

Cute Rose Valentine's Day Cards with a candy kiss in the center.  Via CraftyStateofMind.com #valentinesday

The last little petal is going to form the base of your flower.  Make a crease between the last petal and the base to make it easier to get the base into place.  Glue the last petal to the side of the flower.  Push the base into the center of the ring.

Cute Rose Valentine's Day Cards with a candy kiss in the center.  Via CraftyStateofMind.com #valentinesday

Add a drop of hot glue to the center of the flower.  Press the Hershey Kiss into place.

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Fold the petals outwards to give the flower a bit more dimension.

Materials to make the roses:

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I came up with 3 variations of  handmade Valentines Day cards to use these candy kiss roses.  I am not sure which one we are going to end up making for my daughter’s class, but all three are quick and easy to make.  I will start with the simplest.

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For this version,  you just add a bitty banner die cut with a handwritten greeting.  It would make a cute little favor for Valentine’s Day parties.  You could also use them for place settings for a special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Additional materials you will need for this favor:

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For my second card,  I just cut a 3×4 card base from More Amore Designer Series Paper.  I backed that with another card cut from Whisper White Cardstock to give it more stability.  I used the leaf stamp from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set to add a leaf to my rose.  I printed the greeting and cut it out.

Additional materials you will need for this card:

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For the last card, I cut a heart from a sheet from the More Amore DSP.  I mounted that on a slightly larger heart cut from real red cardstock.  Then I added the rose, leaf, and greeting.

Additional materials you will need for this card:

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Orders for any of the projects in this post can be placed anytime by visiting my online Stampin’ Up Store or you can click on the links in the lists above to be taken directly to that item.  

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So tell me…. Are you making handmade Valentines Day cards this year?  What Valentine’s Day projects are you working on?  I would love to hear from you!

54 thoughts on “Kiss in a Rose Handmade Valentines Day Cards

    1. Jennifer Post author

      That would be a great option if you were making them with kids. You could also use regular white glue. I was just too impatient to wait for it to dry :)

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Wow – 60 would be a huge undertaking. I only have 22 to make. I am doing them a little at a time so it’s not too bad.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Have fun with it Trisha. I love mine. You can make so many things with it.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      LOL. I hadn’t even thought of that until you mentioned it. Now it is going to be stuck in my head too :)

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  1. Amanda Love

    This is such a great idea but I don’t have any of the tools required or I would be so over this. I’m looking for easy crafts to do with my kids and I’m really loving this. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Jennifer Post author

      I couldn’t live without my die-cut machine. I make so many projects with it!

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  2. James Robinson

    This just reminded me that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So depressing. lol

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  3. Liz F

    I love this! Thank you for sharing! I’d like to attempt to make it even though I don’t have a die cut machine.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      You might be able to make it if you have scalloped-edged scissors. You will have to let me know how it turns out if you try it.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Thanks Judy! I will head over and check out your party now.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Thank you so much for the feature Allison! I will watch for it.

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    1. Jennifer Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Melissa and thanks for following my blog.

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  4. Barb

    So nice to see your handmade cards. I am a bit of a paper/stationery freak myself so I am always excited when I see others enjoying sending cards. My fav is large red heart with words layered on with your pretty rose. Visiting via Shady Porch linkup
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