I love all of the textures offered in the new vintage Valentine’s Kit, but I especially love the original vintage Valentines. This valentine, which looks to be from the 20s/30s, I enjoyed so much, I wanted to frame it in this tin tile heart embossed frame. However, it didn’t exactly fit into the square. Using scissors, I simply trimmed out some of the corner decorative elements, and moved them up into the image more, then glued down. Perfect fit! Many valentines from this era also had beautiful art printed on the inside of the card as well, which was also the case with this valentine.
To spotlight the image (which being almost 100 years old, is a bit naturally distressed), I trimmed from the inside of the card, I made a tag from the red houndstooth paper included in the kit. For the tag tab, I punched a heart from the vintage book paper and glued that to the top of the tag, then punched a hole in the center. From the red cardstock, I cut out a heart shape, then trimmed that with Red Glass Glitter. Using adhesive foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives, I layered the image cut-out over the heart. Cellophane ribbon adds volume without color and looks great tied across the frame. I attached the tag to the cellophane ribbon using just a bit of Maraschino Bakers Twine.
This project was quick to put together, and makes a fun holiday accent to place on a side table. Great way to preserve those special valentines too!