So here we are again, another year, another Valentine's. After being with my hubby for 7 years now (5 years of marriage) I find myself this year only looking forward to Vals because we'll get an excuse for some extra babysitting! Now we have a son and life has more responsibilities, it's not the great fluttery event it once used to be. All the more reason to use it for quality time whilst the 'rents look after the boy, hurrah!
Every year I find it harder to come up with a theme. I like to make my husband's card if I can. Previous themes have been 'you're my cup of tea', 'you have the key to my heart' and last year, quite aptly, I did a Superman card!
We moved house in June last year and it got me thinking about the word 'home'. I felt this should be my theme for this year. I tried to Google image 'home' for some inspiration as I felt I needed a phrase to go with my theme. Wherein I found that very old chestnut 'home is where the heart is'.
We can have our literal house that is our home but I really love the idea of finding home either in your partner or in your Faith. I believe and follow Jesus and when I'm out of my depth, He certainly brings me home. It comes back to feeling secure and loved. Because you can be yourself at home. You can let it all hang out, vent frustrations behind your closed doors and rant away, have a cry if you need to or just be down right silly because no-one else is watching and you know your close loved ones will not judge you.
So this is where I'm coming from with my theme. I chose the phrase 'With you, I'm home'. To encompass all the waffle in one simple sentence! I knew I wanted to keep it simple and have a picture of a house as the front design. I then used my Google image search as inspiration.
So if you want to have a go, follow my simple DIY steps below.
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The black card with gold hearts I happened upon on a well timed trip to Lakeside. Bought from Paperchase. I also purchased another card which I loved the sentiment of that I felt also tied in. So I thought I'd stick this on the inside of my card.
I love this. A sense of searching for something. In our case, searching for that security, the one I can feel at home with. A nice way to round off the theme. Well, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to post your own efforts on my Facebook page and I'll be happy to share them. Enjoy your Valentine's, whatever you're up to 😀
Useful links credits for inspiration:
Here's a link to an Etsy listing that I took the bulk of my inspiration from:
Original Google image search:
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