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Origami Heart Valentine's Day Cards

Origami Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

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 - Love Waterfall Card

Idea for Valentine’s Day – Love Waterfall Card

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 Crafts For Kids

5 Creative Valentine’s Craft For Kids

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

Silhouette Print and Cut Valentine Card

 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

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

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! 🙂