Because not everyone can draw, so I’ve put together a few butterfly template.
You just download them, print and cut out and then follow the video “How to make butterfly pop up card” or creative your liking.
1. Rosette heart Card | NoBiggie
2. Stitched Hearts card | Eigenwerk
3. Sending Lots of Love Valentine’s Day card | ME Ink (Etsy)
4. Couple Heart Hot Air Balloon Card | Theadoration (Etsy)
5. Heartfelt Valentines | Parents
6. Pale Pink Stamped Hearts card | Neat and Tangled
7. We fit | Puzzle Piece Valentine’s Day card | Real Simple
8. Trifold Punched Heart Card | Crafty Sahm I Am
9. Ribbon scrapes heart card | Simplicity
10. Pink hearts bouquet card | Stampin’ Mom of Four
11. Sprinkled With Love card | Lawn Scaping
12. hearts on a string card | Splitcoast Stampers
13. Cut out hearts card | I’m In Haven
14. love heart balloon card | Wallridgefarm (Etsy)
15. The Kissing Hand Pop-Up Card | Buggy and Buddy
16. Heart of Red always card | Split Coast Stampers
17. Button Heart Card | American Crafts blog
18. Heart Confetti Card | The Creative Place
19. Raining Love card | Downstairs Designs
20. Love You polaroid card | Crafting Confessions
21. Hearts flower card | Mom Dot
22. Paper Roll Heart Stamp | Kiwi Crate
23. Tic Tac Toe xoxo card | Ling’s Happy Place
24. Cupid’s Arrow card | The Perfect Palette
25. Bee Mine | NoBiggie
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.
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.
There are two cards on each page so you will want to start by cutting your paper in half.
Using your needle, poke holes through the card on each of the light gray dots.
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)
When you’ve finished your stitching use a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold in your card.
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…
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.
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.
Pretty soon you are going to have a pile of cute little paper hearts.
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.
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.
Work your way around and adjust as you go…keep the tips pointed in.
And finished product!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
These very simple cut outs will make some beautiful cards.
Tip: Let your kid sent out these beautiful cards to friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a beautiful day! x
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.
All you really need is a few materials. You will need: card-stock paper, vinyl, scissors, hole puncher, glue gun, string and envelope.
Cut desired size of the card. I cut off a piece just slightly smaller than the envelope so it can fit nicely.
Fold in half and make a hole punch just about 1/2 inch from the ends.
Attach string or twine in between holes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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!
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!
Cut 5″ circle piece from paper, cut it into three pieces, and place them over the card base using removable adhesive.
Start stamping the images repeatedly in red to fill in the white space.
Remove the mask and enjoy the wow moment.
Add a sentiment using black ink and red marker. Easy peasy?
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.
If you have never made a circular spiral card, make that first as a warm-up.
This one’s better – the points are a little closer to the center fold of the card.
This is probably my most popular pop-up cards. It just takes time to do all the sewing and gluing. I’ve sped most of the video up so you may need to pause it a few times or watch some parts over to get what I’m doing. It’s not as hard as it looks. You just need a little patience to put everything together. It will all be worth it in the end when you give this card to someone you really care about.
Here’s the video of Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card: 3D Heart Detailed Tutorial.
If you don’t want to watch the video, here are the summarized instructions:
If the lengths are not adjusted correctly, the heart will not stand straight. If the string is not anchored properly, the string will slip over time and the heart will begin to droop down or it will not open fully. I recommend using 65lb paper or thicker for the backing. You may want to use dense cardboard. A variation of this card is to put initials in the center of the card. Attach the initials to the A heart piece.
Once you attach the heart to the inside card with the thread, you can slip it into the outside card at the corners. This is a much simpler way to finish the card.
I hope you all enjoyed making 3D Heart Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card. Good luck!