Baby’s First Mother’s Day Gift Idea

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I recently had this idea to stamp baby’s footprint onto tea towels as a mother’s day gift, and now I am really wishing I’d made one of these with all of my newborns. Wouldn’t that be such a fun little collection to have?

Mother's day
Mother’s day

Since my baby boy isn’t here yet, my good friend Sarah was kind enough to lend me her darling daughter’s foot. We used my favorite thirsty, flour-sack towels. Brush the sole of baby’s foot with acrylic craft paint in the color of your choice. Carefully stamp onto a corner of the towel. We ended up stamping the two opposite corners on each towel just for extra fun.

By the way, I have done quite a few painted-fabric crafts (including these similar monogram tea towels) with just the regular, inexpensive, acrylic craft paint. I never pay extra for the stuff intended for fabric, and my projects have held up just fine.

Mother's day
Mother’s day

I’m thinking these are perfect Mother’s Day gifts for the grandmas. Download our free printable Baby’s First Mother’s Day Gift Band to package the towels up nicely for gifting. The template is setup to print in black and white on colored cardstock.

Mother's day
Mother’s day

How to make envelope handmade

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Today we show u how to make DIY cute envelopes for cute gifts. 

Envelope handmade: Prepare

  • paper (color)
  • hard paper
  • ribbon/thread

  • glue
  • scissor
  • pin or small nail.

Now we start to do it

Step 1: Print ( or redraw) and cut the pattern

Sample 1 ( size A5)

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Sample 2 (size A4 & A7)

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Cut some circles.

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Step 2: Fixed circle by pin (or small nail ) as shown

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Step 3: Fold the left edge, fixed with glue

Fixed circle as step 2

Winding to sealed envelope

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Finish:

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Let do it yourself! Good luck!

 

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25+ Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

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The BIG HEART DAY will be here before we know it: Our mission… LOVE cards! Get out all the paper, prepare for the waterfall of red, white and pink puffy hearts all over…this is going to be fun! Whether you plan a fun crafternoon with the girlfriends or with the kids, these easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards are sure to send the right message to your friends and family this Valentine’s Day!

 

1. Rosette heart Card | NoBiggie
rosette box for Valentines Day | NoBiggie.net

2. Stitched Hearts card | Eigenwerk
Stitched Hearts card

3. Sending Lots of Love Valentine’s Day card | ME Ink (Etsy)
Sending Lots of Love Valentine's Day card

4. Couple Heart Hot Air Balloon Card | Theadoration (Etsy)
Couple Heart Hot Air Balloon Card

5. Heartfelt Valentines | Parents
Valentines

6. Pale Pink Stamped Hearts card | Neat and Tangled
Pale Pink Stamped Hearts card

7. We fit | Puzzle Piece Valentine’s Day card | Real Simple
We fit | Puzzle Piece Valentine's Day card

8. Trifold Punched Heart Card | Crafty Sahm I Am
Trifold Punched Heart Card

9. Ribbon scrapes heart card | Simplicity
Ribbon scrapes heart card

10. Pink hearts bouquet card | Stampin’ Mom of Four
pink hearts bouquet card

11. Sprinkled With Love card | Lawn Scaping
sprinkled with love card

12. hearts on a string card | Splitcoast Stampers
hearts on a string card

13. Cut out hearts card | I’m In Haven
Cut out hearts card

14. love heart balloon card | Wallridgefarm (Etsy)
love heart balloon card

15. The Kissing Hand Pop-Up Card | Buggy and Buddy
The Kissing Hand Pop-Up Card

16. Heart of Red always card | Split Coast Stampers
Hearts of Red

17. Button Heart Card | American Crafts blog
button heart card

18. Heart Confetti Card | The Creative Place
heart Confetti card

19. Raining Love card | Downstairs Designs
raining love

20. Love You polaroid card | Crafting Confessions
love you polaroid card

21. Hearts flower card | Mom Dot
hearts flower card

22. Paper Roll Heart Stamp | Kiwi Crate
Paper Roll Heart Stamp

23. Tic Tac Toe xoxo card | Ling’s Happy Place
tic tac toe xo card

24. Cupid’s Arrow card | The Perfect Palette
cupid's arrow card

25. Bee Mine | NoBiggie
Bee Mine Valentine Nobiggie.net

Origami Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

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Here’s a sweet but simple way to use those origami hearts Valentine’s Day Card you folded yesterday. You did fold some, right? I showed you the first ones I made a little earlier this week.

Origami Heart Valentine's Day Cards

Glue your origami hearts onto a blank card and add a Valentine’s message. I stamped mine – if don’t have stamps, you can easily just write it on, or skip it altogether.

Origami Heart Valentine's Day Cards
Two hearts are better than one!
Origami Heart Valentine's Day Cards

Of course a little treat – like some origami paper & instructions to fold-your-own hearts – is always a welcome surprise when you’re sending pretty mail.

Origami Heart Valentine's Day Cards
 
Why use a regular envelope when you can slip your handmade card into a middy bitty bag. Heart stickers double as address labels – but are way cuter!
How about you? Will you be sending valentines this year?

Idea for Valentine’s Day – Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

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I realize we’ve been talking a lot about children’s Valentines lately so for today’s project, I stitched up this card with you in mind. To begin, you’ll want to download and print the card pattern. You’ll also need to gather a needle, embroidery floss (in the color of your choice) and scissors.
You can download Idea for Valentine’s Day “Hearts Stitched Together” pattern.

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

There are two cards on each page so you will want to start by cutting your paper in half.

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

Using your needle, poke holes through the card on each of the light gray dots.

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

Stitch the paper as you would if you were using aida cloth. To make your stitches look more uniform half-stitch an entire row, then go back and finish each stitch. I generally stitch bottom left to upper right and then finish the “X” going from bottom right to upper left. (see images below for examples)

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

When you’ve finished your stitching use a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold in your card.

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

Idea for Valentine's Day - Handmade Hearts Stitched Together

These cards are very quick to make and would be a sweet little gesture for those you love. They are also a nice project for crafty inclined children.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE’S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

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This weekend Charlotte and I spent some time concentrating on making fun Valentine’s Day Card and I wanted to share some fun ideas that are easy to make and generally from materials you already keep in your craft supply bucket.

First things first…gather your kitty…

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

Kidding. We both know if you have a kitty, its already up in your biz-ness the minute the glitter shows up. Kinda like a 2 year old.

What you really need:

  • Scissors
  • 2 sheets of colored construction paper *card stock works great too* for hearts ( I prefer pink and reads)
  • 1 sheet of colored paper *card stock works great too* to make the card (I prefer cream)
  • Double sided tape or glue

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

Tutorial Instructions

Step 1:

Cut out your hearts! I do this by folding my paper in half and cutting the heart on the folded line so they are all perfect. What was funny was that my daughter had never seen this before! I didn’t realize that I had yet to teach her how to make perfect hearts, so we had a fun little lesson. I also lined up my first heart with the other ones so they were all (mostly) the same size and trimmed any excess. I used 8 hearts overall, but feel free to use as many as you want!

If you are working with a really young child that needs more guidance, I have created a heart printable that you can use. Just print (make sure its in FIT so the print is adjusted to your computer) and have your kids cut on the lines instead.

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

Pretty soon you are going to have a pile of cute little paper hearts.

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

Step 2:

Now you are going to lay all your hearts down and secure them on one side with the points of them facing in. As you go around you can adjust so it starts to look like a flower. Think about the hearts laying into each other like book pages. I used double sided tape in order to secure my hearts, which made it easy and less messy to adjust as I went around.

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

Tip: Although in my pictures I started on the top hearts, my tip would be to start on the two side ones to make sure your flower was symmetrical.

Step 3:

Work your way around and adjust as you go…keep the tips pointed in.

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

And finished product!

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

A beautiful flower made of hearts…perfect for daddy, mommy, grandma, or anyone you know that needs a homemade Valentine in their life! We really enjoyed doing this craft this weekend and hope this is an easy fun one for you to work with on supplies already in your home.

Idea for Valentine’s Day – Love Waterfall Card

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Idea for Valentine's Day - Love Waterfall Card

Welcome to Day 3 of my mini series for Valentine’s Day!

For today’s card, I’m featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Sophisticated Serifs Photopolymer Stamp Set.

It seems that the waterfall card was all the rage … about 5 years ago. I’ve never actually made one, so I’m pretty excited. This card uses the same measurements and layout of the card featured in the video.

I originally purchased this set to do some monogram cards for one of my friends, but I wanted to find another way to use the set. I’ve seen a few baby block type waterfall cards, so why not a Love block type waterfall card?

To create this card, you will need: (all measurements provided in inches)

  1. Card base in Real Red (5 1/2  x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4)
  2. Piece of Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4)
  3. Piece of DSP from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack (3 3/4 x 5)
  4. Piece of Real Red card stock (8 x 1 1/2, scored at 1 1/2, 2 1/4, 3, 3 3/4)
  5. Piece of Real Red card stock (4 x 3/4)
  6. Scrap piece of Whisper White for punching (Four postage stamps, one circle, and two confetti hearts)
  7. Four pieces of Real Red card stock (1 1/2 x 1 1/2)

Directions:

  • Use the word window punch to punch window in DSP in the lower right hand corner.
  • Add DSP to Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp “I HEART YOU” sentiment in Real Red ink. Set aside.
  • Use Postage stamp punch to punch out four stamps.
  • Stamp L, O, V, E in Real Red ink on separately on each postage stamp punch.
  • Layer each postage stamp on small squares.
  • Add waterfall piece to band as shown in the video.
  • Glue each square just below each score line working from the bottom or the E.
  • Use brads to attach to DSP/Whisper White base.
  • Attach to card base.
  • Complete tail by attaching white circle folded in half, punch a hole, and add ribbon.
  • Use glue dots to add two matching hearts to cover brads to finish card.

5 Creative Valentine’s Craft For Kids

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Valentine’s Day is here! And no, you don’t always have to celebrate it as a couple. While that is the most common way you may have been celebrating this day of love, why not involve your kids too this time?

From home to class decorations, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get into the crafting with the kids. Your kids will love spending their time creating these very easy yet beautiful pieces. What’s more, you can also gift these to your friends and relatives. Here are 5 fun and easy Valentine’s craft for kids can make for their teachers, parents, classmates, grandparents or any other special person in their lives.

1. Valenine’s Craft For Kids Sew On Heart And Buttons

5 Creative Valentine's Crafts For Kids

This beautiful and patch work heart can be made using old scraps and bits.

You will need:

  • Scraps and bits from old fabric
  • Buttons in different shapes, sizes and colors
  • Needle and thread
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt fabric
  • Tracing pen

How to:

  • Help your kid cut out the scraps from old fabric in different shapes and sizes.
  • Ask your kid to trace out two big hearts of the same size from the felt fabric.
  • Let your kid glue the scraps of fabric on the heart shapes.
  • You can help your kid use needle and thread to create beautiful zig zag patterns on these hearts.
  • Help glue on the buttons too.
  • Now place the hearts one on top of each other and help sew on the sides.
  • Depending on how you want to use it, you can let your kid keep some open space at the edge.

Tip: Your kid can use this as a cover for a scrap book or make a small pouch out of it to hold knick-knacks. Sew it properly and you can also use this for yourself as a small coin pouch. All you will need to do additionally is add a zipper on one end.

2. Valentine’s Craft For Kids Ice Cream Heart Stick Stand:

5 Creative Valentine's Crafts For Kids
 
This cute heart piece can be made using used up ice cream sticks.

You will need:

  • Old ice cream sticks
  • Glue
  • Small heart shapes as cutouts or as the one created in activity one mentioned above
  • Old pieces of ribbons or strings
  • Paints and brush (optional)

How to:

  • Ask your kid to clean out the ice cream sticks if they are used ones.
  • Your kid can paint these in different colors or let them be as they are.
  • Help your kid create a stand shape by gluing together the various ice cream sticks.
  • Your kid can now decorate the stand using the heart shapes and the ribbons and strings.

Tip: Your kid can use this stand as a picture frame that can be placed on the study table. It can also be used as a beautiful decorative piece on the family mantelpiece.

3. Valentine’s Craft For Kids Pop-Up Paper Cards:

5 Creative Valentine's Crafts For Kids

 

These very simple cut outs will make some beautiful cards.

You will need:

  • Red colored chart paper
  • Scissors
  • Brown and green sketch pen
  • White card paper
  • Glue

How to:

  • Help your kid cut out three heart shapes in big to small size using the red paper.
  • Help place these one on top of the other from small to big size.
  • Ask your kid to glue them in the center.
  • Now let your kid fold them from the middle to form a dent in the hearts.
  • Glue these inside the white card paper to make a pop-up shape.
  • Ask your kid to make a stem and leaves using the sketch pens.

Tip: Let your kid sent out these beautiful cards to friends and family.

4. Valentine Garland:

5 Creative Valentine's Crafts For Kids

 

You Will Need:

  • Paper Straws
  • Twine or string
  • Ribbon
  • Glue or Glue Dots
  • Red tulle
  • Chalkboard

How To:

  • Tell your kid to bend the paper straw to get the shape of the heart. He just has to squeeze and push the straws.
  • Stick the heart using a glue dot at the top. Use the method to make more hearts from the straw.
  • Attach the hearts together with string or hot glue gun
  • Stick the hearts to the blackboard.
  • Cut pieces of red tulle and tie at both ends of the garland. The straw heart frame is ready to decorate.

5. Paper Heart Garland:

5 Creative Valentine's Crafts For Kids

 

You Will Need:

  • Red and pink construction paper
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Tape
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Cut the paper into 3/4th strips.
  • Tell your kid to fold it in half and curl the loose ends using a pen or chopstick.
  • Stick the string to the heart using a tape.
  • Stick the top of the heart together using glue.
  • Create the garland by attaching several hearts to the same string.

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

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 I’ve shared quite a few Valentine related projects with you these past couple of weeks.  Now that the holiday is just a few days away I figured I should probably do something for my husband.  We don’t plan on getting each other big gifts so I chose to make him a simple print and cut valentine card with my Silhouette. This will go perfectly with a nice dinner (with the kids) and some chocolate.

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

I love the versatility with this machine.  I was able to design a card, print a nice sentiment, and cut a design on the front.

I started with a simple “I Love You” in Fiolex Girls font.  I created a rectangle 8.5″ by 5.5″ and placed the text on the rright half.  On the left, I added a trail of small hearts.

Print and cut is pretty straight forward.  I set up my card then made sure to uncheck the “print lines of selected shapes” in the line style menu for all of my cut lines and kept it checked for my words.  I also turned on my registration marks before printing my card.  These marks are what make the card cut properly after its printed.

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

Once printed I fed the card on my mat into my Silhouette.  Before printing, I checked to make sure all the appropriate cut lines were turned on then cut my card.

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

To assemble the card I used a couple foam adhesive squares to attach a piece of red cardstock to the back of the cut out hearts.

And that is my simple Valentine card.  I love how this turned out, I am going to have to use this technique for other occasions.

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

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2016 is upon us, meaning the next international fun date on the calendar is Valentine’s day so I think it’s time to bring some love to the blog! You are probably rolling your eyes right now, but I have a proposal of a different sort. Let’s make this Valentine’s day fun and happy, whether you are celebrating it with your second half, friends, on your own, with your pets or not at all. Wait not at all? That’s not an option!

Good, now that we all agreed into getting crazy for filling the air with hearts, let me show you what I made.

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

You will need:

  • Card stock cut into different sizes
  • Honeycomb
  • Colorful paper
  • Colorful string
  • Scissors, glue
  • Twigs

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

How to do it:

1. ‘Second half’ mini card – glue two sides of two same-size hearts together, then glue the remaining two sides to the card.

2. Honey (heart) comb –  cut the half-heart shape out of a paper honeycomb and glue it to the card.

3. Heart & string  – glue the colorful paper heart to the card, wrap it with a colorful string and add a twig to decorate.

That’s it!

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

I love making Valentine’s Day cards, it’s such an easy way to get a little bit creative. Have you ever made any or do you prefer to buy them?

Have a beautiful day! x

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

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Nothing is greater than a handmade Valentine’s day card for that special someone! Today, I created a small and easy Valentine’s Day Card for the hubs and my daughter.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

All you really need is a few materials. You will need: card-stock paper, vinyl, scissors, hole puncher, glue gun, string and envelope.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

Cut desired size of the card. I cut off a piece just slightly smaller than the envelope so it can fit nicely.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

Fold in half and make a hole punch just about 1/2 inch from the ends.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

Attach string or twine in between holes.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

Cut a heart out of card stock paper. I used a glitter canvas type paper I found at Hobby Lobby where all the felt is. Then I add a little glue to the edge of the hole punch to hold on the twine/string from falling off.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

I used the to create my vinyl letters and used a gold vinyl from Silhouette.

It turned out super cute and made it just in time for Valentine’s day! Hope you enjoyed this post.

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

 

Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

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Hello my friends, Happy Valentine’s Day! I remember “back in the day” when we used to hand out Valentines to all of our classmates in school. One of my favorite activities in first grade was making and decorating a Valentine’s Day “mailbox” out of a shoe box for classmates to deliver their Valentines. Today’s craft is only slightly more grown up.

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards
Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

I have been wanting to make hand embroidered cards for a while now and decided that Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion. I created two simple designs that you can easily replicate or get creative and come up with your own! I also made my own envelopes using another envelope as a template.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Thick, heavy stock paper (I used cardstock and scrapbook paper)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil (and a good eraser, if you’re like me)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Glue (for making the envelopes)

After making my envelopes, I determined what measurements I needed for my cards and then cut the paper to size. Next, it was time to get to work!

 

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards
Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards – Idea for Valentines 1
Handmade Valentine's Day Cards
Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards – Idea for Valentines 2

I hope you like my crafty Valentine’s Day cards! Will you be giving out any Valentine’s this year??

As always, thanks for reading! 🙂

Idea for Valentine’s Day: Lovely-Belly Valentine Card

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I combined repeated stamping and masking to create a lovely pattern of red hearts myself. I used the heart image. I chose the sentiment from the same set, since it worked perfectly for my CAS one-layer card. Can you guess what the little heart between the letters mean? Yes, it’s a belly button. 🙂 Isn’t it so cute? I love the way my card came together!

Lovely-Belly Valentine Card

I decided to take some step shots to share with you a step-by-step photo tutorial on how I created my card. It’s easier than you might think!

Lovely-Belly Valentine Card

Step 1:

Cut 5″ circle piece from paper, cut it into three pieces, and place them over the card base using removable adhesive.

Step 2:

Start stamping the images repeatedly in red to fill in the white space.

Step 3:

Remove the mask and enjoy the wow moment.

Step 4:

Add a sentiment using black ink and red marker. Easy peasy?

Lovely-Belly Valentine Card

10 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Your Loved Ones

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10 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Your Loved Ones

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In the past we have had some gear-like jewelry, a pixel pop-up card and even a mechanical greeting card. Who says you can’t be creative! As the infamous Valentine’s Day draws near and proves to be a special occasion, for some, I have decided to feature some various works that you can either DIY (do it yourself), purchase online or just sit back and admire. Also featured below is a video of the image above. ENJOY!
I Love You – Quilled Illustration by Adolfo Correa via I Heart Love
Beautifully quilled paper illustration by the talented Adolfo Correa

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3D Valentine Pop-Up Card by What Leather
Pop-up card is 100% handmade and using high quality water-lined paper. More like a gift than a card. Also comes with an envelope.

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Easy DIY Honeycomb Heart Decoration via Minted
Lovely wall decoration made with 8 triangle honeycomb tissued diamonds, which are then affixed to the wall.

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Papercut couple on bike by Joe Bagley
A detailed paper cut silhouette of a couple kissing while on a bike. This is the first ever pin on Pinterest and would be nicely framed.

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DIY Origami Heart Love Note via Eat Drink Chic
A sweet origami heart idea for an engagement invite or even just to surprise your sweetheart.

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Amour en fleur a paper cut heart by Marine Coutroutsios
Hand cut unique three dimensional paper heart that can be mounted and comes signed and framed.

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DIY Piñata Love-Gram via Studio DIY
This is a no-box-required craft, you just ship the piñata as is, filled up with treats for the sweet recipient on the other end!

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Romantic Rowing Boat Papercut Or Print by Mimi and Mae
Beautiful folk art inspired ‘Life is but a dream’ rowing boat paper cut (or paper cut style print) in a classic archival mount.

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DIY 3D Origami Hearts via How About Orange
Creative origami hearts that can be left as is or strung together to form a garland.

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3D Pink Ombre Butterfly Heart by Ron and Noy
Hundreds of 1” butterflies in shades of pink come together in flight to form a heart. Butterflies are made from quality cardstock, and have been attached one by one with professional, strong double sided tape to an artist’s canvas painted white.

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Idea for Valentine’s Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card

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I know everyone has made a spiral card by now. But have you thought about what would happen if you made a spiral that didn’t start as a circle? And what if you made two spirals, and joined them above the card crease to make a card that could open 180°? Now that’s interesting.

Idea for Valentine's Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card
Idea for Valentine’s Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card Final

If you have never made a circular spiral card, make that first as a warm-up.

How to make a Double Heart Pop-up Card

Step 1:

  • Download cutting files: PDF, SVG, Silhouette Studio, DXF.
  • Cut out the two heart spirals.
  • Place them with the spirals going in opposite directions: the hearts flipped both horizontally and vertically from each other.
  • See those yellow lines? They are highlighting the beginning of the cut on each heart. One cut heads toward the top left, the other toward the bottom right.

Step 2:

  • Score and crease each spiral at the bottom of the heart.
  • Slot the hearts together. (You can also omit the slots on the center hearts and just glue the centers together, one right on top of the other.)
  • Be sure the hearts can collapse flat. If not, switch how you have the hearts slotted together.

Step 3:

  • Spread glue on just the outside heart of one spiral (pink).
  • Place the heart, glue side down, at a 90° angle to the center crease of the card.
  • For the sample I placed the point of the heart about 1″ from the crease but I think this stretches the spiral out a little too much. I’d say somewhere between 1/2″ and 3/4″ would be better.

Step 4:

  • Spread glue on the outermost heart of the other spiral (purple). Check to make sure the hearts are still lined up exactly on top of each other, then close the card to glue it all together.
Idea for Valentine's Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card
Idea for Valentine’s Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card

This one’s better – the points are a little closer to the center fold of the card.

Idea for Valentine's Day: Double Heart Pop-up Card