Valentine Competition Ideas

Hey ladies Happy
I was hoping you could help me come up with some good ideas for a Handmade Valentine Card Competition I want to enter. The grand prize is a DIAMOND RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O I know, right! How cool is that!!! lol Anyway...

I'm thinking it needs to be very elaborate and unique. Something with movable parts like a pop up card or a sliding card. I saw this card on Etsy and thought I could do something in this direction

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62652375/valentine-secret-custom-message-decoder?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=decoder+card&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Please I really need some amazing ideas Happy
Thanks a bunch <3

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18 replies since 31st January 2012 • Last reply 31st January 2012

Paper quilling would be a great Valentine's Day card. Here are some samples:
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/15/80/67/02/quille10.jpg
http://www.freequillingpatterns.net/graphics/quilling_cards.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7HTl72CDKxg/SY8_0EjKmqI/AAAAAAAADKU/y_BDpl9TU68/valentine-1.jpg
Sorry if the links don't work. My computer doesn't always cooperate with me like I wish it did.

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That message card is beautiful!

How about paper-cutting or a stencilled image from an elaborate paper template. I think these look gorgeous:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OFgEFSyVcnU/TVQPP4cTU1I/AAAAAAAABOc/o5ytTDQstVs/s1600/Valentine.JPG

http://blog.elizajanecurtis.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/valentine_snowflake4_print.jpg

http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/5277724532907463_ZM96OcL8_c.jpg

I noticed the last picture is a link from pinterest. Since I know you use it have you looked on there for ideas?

Whatever you decide to do, can you post the finished item? I'd love to see what you come up with.

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I really like the paper cutting idea Happy But I was brain storming with my mom and sister and we thought maybe I should do something with a theme of diamonds, because it is for a jewelry store.

I've looked at tons of cards online and I really think I want to do some sort of 3D pop up card. I've made some in the past and everyone loved them. So the idea I have so far is for when you open the card to have a handful of different sizes and shaped diamonds pop up and the greeting say something like "Valentine, Your Flawless." Because diamonds are (supposed to be) flawless. Happy I think I'll be testing out some rough copies this week because I have to have it mailed to them before the 11th (eekk!)

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I really like the paper cutting idea Happy But I was brain storming with my mom and sister and we thought maybe I should do something with a theme of diamonds, because it is for a jewelry store.

I've looked at tons of cards online and I really think I want to do some sort of 3D pop up card. I've made some in the past and everyone loved them. So the idea I have so far is for when you open the card to have a handful of different sizes and shaped diamonds pop up and the greeting say something like "Valentine, Your Flawless." Because diamonds are (supposed to be) flawless. Happy I think I'll be testing out some rough copies this week because I have to have it mailed to them before the 11th (eekk!)

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Ok here is the one I went with (mostly because of the time constraints of shipping)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/6832707857/" title="Valentine 6 by pamela pascali, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6832707857_1afa9901d1.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="Valentine 6"></a>
"Valentine,"

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/6832727701/" title="Valentine 4 by pamela pascali, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6832727701_a98c4b899d.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Valentine 4"></a>
"You're Flawless!"

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/6832729511/" title="Valentine 3 by pamela pascali, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6832729511_8bc2759b46.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Valentine 3"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/6832732547/" title="Valentine 1 by pamela pascali, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6832732547_c8a55a27b4.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Valentine 1"></a>

There are a ton more pictures at my flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/

its hard to see the true colors and textures of the papers I used but they are a mix of pearlized, metallic, sparkly, polka-dots, cross-hatched, and vellum. Also the sticker letters are hard to read in the photos but not in person Happy I went with the phrase "You're Flawless!" because it works with both expressing your love for the person and also the diamonds. I thought that would be a great idea because it is a jewelry store hosting the competition.

What do you think?

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I think that looks fantastic Pam! I think you are right about the photos though, I don't think they do it justice.

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That's so cool!

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that is so pretty! good luck!

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Thanks Ladies! I turned it in today!! They seemed to really like it but the other cards weren't out on display, so I could see my competition, lol. They will announce the winner on the 14th or 15th I think. Fingers Crossed for Good Luck! XxXxXxXxX lol I'll let you know how I do Happy

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The card came out beautifully! Well done!

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Ok well the winner was announce and it wasn't me Happy so no huge diamond ring for me, but I did get 2nd and $100.00 to spend at their store. I haven't picked out anything yet but hopefully this weekend I will Happy I'll totally post a pic of what I end up getting!

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Great job, Pam!

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well done!

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Yeah I definitely want to see what you pick! Well done!

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