More Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Cards and Tags

More Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Cards and Tags with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I’m back today with more Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Cards and Tags.  With the Day of Love just a week away, I know we are all looking for some last minute Valentines that are quick and easy to make.  But we also want them to look great, right?  So these little cards and tags come together in about 20 minutes each, but look like you spent hours and hours on them.  That’s a win/win in my book!

How cute are these Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine cards and tags?  Once again, I used the Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine digital download from Polly’s Paper Etsy Shop and paired them up with some fabulous ribbons and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Tips and Tricks for Making Quick Cards

There are some simple tricks I use when I need to make a quick card that I thought you might find helpful:

  • Keep a file full of scrap papers that you’ve cut to measure 4″ x 6″.  I have mine organized in a bin by color.  That way, I can just reach in and grab papers that go well with my images and quickly cut them to fit my card base.  It’s a huge time saver, and a great way to use up your scraps.
  • Keep an ephemera file for small tickets, tags, and other goodies that you can layer in with your papers.  I have a small bin that is full of little bits and pieces I’ve salvaged.
  • Be prepared! Tie a bunch of neutral bows and store them for future use.  This black and white houndstooth plaid is one of my favorite ribbons.  It goes with everything and ties beautifully.  I always tie an extra single or double loop bow and then toss it in a little container.  That way, the work is already done for me when I’m in a hurry!
  • Don’t worry about matting each layer.  Since these cards are more simple, maybe just mat the focal image to make it stand out.  This will save loads of time!

Make a Tag!

Another trick that I use when I’m in a hurry is to make a little tag.  Instead of packing my scraps away in the scrap drawer (aka “the land Kathy forgot”)  I’ll make a quick little tag and pop on a pre-tied bow.  This grey plaid ribbon is another favorite of mine.  The neutral color goes with so many different palettes..and always looks great with pink.

Don’t have any pre-tied bows?  Add flowers for texture!

This sheer white organza is another ribbon that I use quite often.  Again, it’s a neutral so it goes with everything.  The real bonus here is the texture and shimmer it adds to a project.

So there you have it!  A few tips and trick that will have you cranking out super cute cards in a flash!  I hope I shared some ideas that you’ll be able to use.  I’d love to hear if you have any tips or tricks that you use to make cute cards in a hurry.

Thanks for stopping by!





9 thoughts on “More Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Cards and Tags

  1. candycolwell

    Kathy…your are rocking the Graphic 45, girl! I had no doubt that you would. Your cards, tags…well, everything you do is so professional and beautifully done. I’m sorry that I’ve not been commenting very much of late….but I do see your wonderful pieces on Facebook and here. I hope everything is going well for you. Things are wonderful for us in good ol’ Missouri. Just wish it would warm up a bit!
    I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write such a sweet comment on my blog. I love hearing from you and you always leave such uplifting words! THANK YOU!

  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, these are gorgeous. I love these vintage images. an thank you so much for your tips. I do have a file, for scraps by color. and it does help. also have a file for die cuts not used at the moment. these also help. I love your tags. and I love the RRR ribbon. …have a good day.

  3. soozyb2013

    I really like the last one Kathy. Just right with the amount of embellishing, really nice.
    We have about a foot of snow on the ground here in Victoria, BC! Very unusual for here, it’s usually raining this time of year. Boy, ol’ man winter isn’t done yet, we are getting more snow warnings for today and Wednesday. 🙂 Good day to be inside playing.

  4. Marie Powers

    These little Valentine cards are just precious! Thanks for the tips you provided. Do you make a lot of cards in advance? I have never done that but I have so many supplies I should. I have good intentions, but you know where they go. Keep up the great work!

  5. Helen

    These cards are delightfully nostalgiic. They remind me of the wonderful Valentine cards my Mom saved but yours are lavish! Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    Ha! Nothing I make is done in a flash! I can’t believe these were either! Sweet little Valentine’s Day cards and tags with brilliant designs! I would never in a zillion years imagine these papers would work so seamlessly together! You have a talent that defies description, Kathy! Thank you for the tips on keeping a stash of things at the ready! I will certainly have to give this a try! I never make anything in advance, but I do have a stash of mixed media “goofs” that sometime make it onto a project. Just used one yesterday! Sending hugs!

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