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Clique Kits – Geek Lab – Sweet Valentines

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Hello there, friends! First of all, Happy New Year! I’m so ready and excited to see what this 2017 will bring!

Today I want to show you a fun project I created using the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January Kit.

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One of my goals this year is to get more organized and plan in advance. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be useful to start making little Valentines for my kids’ classmates and friends. Both the Crate Paper Heart Day and Simple Stories Love & Adore collections are perfect for this. I’m also going to use the January printables and the Crate Paper ephemera pack included in the Limited Edition Love Always Valentine’s Day Kit.

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Last week, our super talented Magali showed you how to use a scoring board to make beautiful rosettes. I’m going to use the same tool to make little envelopes to go with my kids’ Valentine’s Day cards. The Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, which is one of the add-ons this month, is the best option as the envelopes only measure 3.5” x 2.5”.

First thing you want to do is cut a 5”x5” piece of patterned paper. I normally don’t use the envelope guide that came with the scoring board, but it can be helpful to make sure your lines are straight. Place your cut piece of paper on the board as shown in the picture below. The two opposite corners are touching the 3.5” marks on the top and left side of the board.

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Score at 1.75” in mark and turn the paper 90 degrees, then score at 2.25” and turn the paper again, until all the sides are scored. Two opposite sides are scored at 1.75” and the other two at 2.25”.

Cut out the little corners between scores and fold the flaps inward.

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I like the look of sharp corners on my envelopes, but you can certainly round the corner of the inside flap, as well as the one on the outside.

Use adhesive to seal the edges and you are done!

Here are the envelopes, all decorated and ready to go.

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And here are the coordinating Valentines.

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I used many of the January exclusive printables, as well as the Doughnut cut file available to subscribers. I also added some of the exclusive stickers designed by Claudia van Rooijen included in the December Wonderland Kit.

Some close ups:

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I really enjoyed making these Valentines. The papers and embellishments in the Hey, Sugar January Kit and add-ons are beautiful. If you are looking to make more Valentine’s Day projects don’t miss out on the Limited Edition Love Always Kit.

Until next time. Have a great day!

firma

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