I don't know about you but as a crafter, I always feel guilty if I don't make my greeting cards. The trouble is, I don't always have time to make them. Every year I tell myself I'm going to spend an afternoon making cards so I can have an inventory of them and every year I don't do it. Anyway, our friends' anniversary is coming up and I was in need of a card, but didn't have a lot of time. I found some beautiful, handpainted paper that I purchase in Italy about 10 years ago (It's amazing what you can find when you actually clean and organize your studio!) and I decided to make an elegant card with it. I simply cut out a heart freehand and glued it to some cardstock. I also lined the enevelop in the same paper because I think that always elevates the card. That's it. Really simply but elegant too. Sometimes I think we get caught up in the idea of "more is more" when we are crafting. If it doesn't take a ton of time or isn't embellished to the hilt, then it's no good. When really simple is sometimes best.
I think this card is perfect for our friends' anniversary, but I also think it would be a lovely and easy valentine cards, don't you?