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Valentine Card Holder 'Purse'

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Simply ® Stencils - Value Packs - Shapes
Item #28497
We've assembled the most popular Simply designs into value priced packs. Chock full of inspiration, you'll go back to these packs time and again for your favorite projects.

Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Old School, 1"
Item #28897
These sizeable letter stencils are great for posters and signs and provide a quick and easy way to personalize any project! For a twist, try painting or embellishing the stencil itself to use as a design element on paper crafting projects.

Simply ® Stencils - Laser - Funky Uppercase ABC
Item #29869
Delicate, detailed designs are ideal for paper projects, memory ideas, small accessories and personalizing.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 8 oz.
Item #994
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
Item #CS11211
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Half gallon ice-cream container (oval)
Coordinating red pink and green 12” X 12” scrapbook papers (two)
Pink and green paper (one each)
Red glitter glue
5/8" red Valentine ribbon for lip of lid and handle (about 1 ½ yards)
¼” red ribbon for small bows (you will need 3 bows)
1 red rhinestone
2 large eyelets
Stencil brush
Scrapbook scissors (scalloped)
Craft knife


  1. Cut a 1/2” x 5 ¾” slit in center of lid using a craft knife.
  2. Using Mod Podge, decoupage container and lid with coordinating papers; let dry.
  3. Stencil “XO” with 1” letter stencils (two times) and child’s name, with Funky Uppercase ABC stencil on pink paper with Cardinal Crimson.
  4. Lay heart stencil over “XO” trace and cut out (you should have two); trace and cut out one smaller heart for lid.
  5. Using green paper and scalloped scrapbook scissors, trace and cut out two larger hearts, (to border two larger pink hearts) and one circle.
  6. Cut out around name then cut a larger piece of green paper that will border name.
  7. Add glitter to borders of hearts and name; let dry.
  8. Using Mod Podge, decoupage hearts and name to container.
  9. Give your “purse” a coat of Mod Podge for a pretty sparkle effect.
  10. Decoupage ribbon to lip of lid; let dry.
  11. Add rhinestone to small pink heart and attach small ribbons to each heart.
  12. Add eyelets to sides of “purse” and attach ribbon for handle. Feed ribbon into holes from the outside and tie a knot on the inside of the container to secure.
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