With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we put our creative heads together for you. We wanted to see what we could come up with to suggest some more unusual ideas using stationery for Valentine’s Day. Everyone can go and buy flowers or chocolates or something sparkly, but not everyone can make it personal. Or maybe you can…
All the ideas are simple, fun and hopefully a bit personal.
Valentine's Day Idea Number 1 - Box It
We currently have some very nice Original Crown Mill card writing sets on offer, and the little sets come in a very nice card box. It’s a simple idea, but if you buy the red set (or any colour, but red is the obvious choice) then you can use the box for a small gift or even just chocolates, and you can use one of the cards to write a personal message.
The bonus is that you still have 19 cards and envelopes left for a rainy day. Jo has promised to come back with ideas at a later date for what you can use the spare cards for.
Thanks to Jo for this idea.
Valentine's Day Idea Number 2 - Tape It
Another simple idea that works well – you just need some of our Maste cards and some interesting washi tape. The Maste cards come with a handily-themed heart shape, and the idea is that you use washi tape on one side of the card, write your message on the back and slide it into the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has a heart cut-out window so you can see the tape through it.
Whether you use this along with something you’ve bought or this is it, well that’s up to you. Personally I think time spent making something is worth more than time spent shopping, but each to their own on that one!
Thanks to Emma for this idea.
Valentine's Day Idea Number 3 - Write It
Be bold and go for it! Mishka took some red ink, a glass pen and some card and a this is what she came up with. Buy some of our Original Crown Mill lined envelopes (red available, as well as blue or gold) and you get the card and a gorgeous envelope for it to go in.
(Mishka used Diamine Shimmer Red Lustre ink, in case you wondered)
Thanks to Mishka for this idea.