I've adapted this design from fellow Demo, Mary Ann Cowan. Don't you just love this paper? I really like the idea of making Valentines with blues and greens, especially for a guy in your family. I have tip for you. I recently discovered that if you use a sponge dauber to apply ink to this style of Dis-ink-tive stamps, you will get more even distribution of ink. It's more clear and even looking.
Stamps: Country Bouquet
Paper: Cardstocks: Thick Basic White, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, and Country Floral Lane DSP
Ink: Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron
Embellishments: Balmy Blue Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Country Bouquet Punch, Stylish Shapes Dies
Thick Basic White 11 x 4-1/4 scored @ 5-1/2. Cut off 2-1/8 from score line to edge.
Mint Macaroon cs 4 x 5-1/4
Mint Macaroon cs 2 x 5-1/4
Blue striped DSP 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Blue striped DSP 1-7/8 x 5-1/8
Balmy Blue die cut using the 3rd from the largest Stitched Rectangle Die
Basic White die cut using the 3rd from the largest Stitched Rectangle Die
Blue & Green Heart DSP 4-1/8 x 2-3/4
Mint Macaron from 2nd largest circle in Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White from 3rd largest circle in Stylish Shapes Dies
For the card base, cut Thick Basic White cs 11 x 4-1/4 scored @ 5-1/2. On the score line, cut from the edge to 2-1/8, which is the middle.
For the front flap: adhere Blue striped DSP 1-7/8 x 5-1/8 to Mint Macaroon cs 4 x 5-1/4
For inside, adhere Blue striped DSP 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 to Mint Macaroon cs 2 x 5-1/4
For the front, adhere Balmy Blue die cut using the 3rd from the largest Stitched Rectangle Die to the bottom front flap only so that the card will still open.
Adhere Blue & Green Heart DSP 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 over top of the Balmy cs.
Stamp two large and two small hearts in Mint Macaron ink on Basic White cs, then punch out
Stamp one large and one small hearts in Balmy Blue ink on Basic White cs, then punch out
Cut two circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies: Mint Macaron from 2nd largest circle, and Basic White from 3rd largest circle.
Stamp sentiment on the white circle diecut, then adere to the Mint Macaron circle. Secure to the middle of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adhere heart diecuts with Stampin' Dimensionals and ribbon with glue dots.
Adhere the Basic White Stitched Rectangle diecut to the inside – making sure to align it with the rectangle on the front so that it won't show through.
Stamp the inside and envelope with sentiment and hearts