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DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE'S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

DIY FLOWER BY HEARTS VALENTINE’S DAY CARD TUTORIAL

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

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.
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

Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card

I wanted to make a creative Valentine’s day card. But I couldn’t come up with any ideas until a little lightbulb came on in my head while I was looking at all the beautiful colors. Then I ended up making a sort of Love card.

Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card

Here is a close-up of of my shaker window. Those sequin scatters in sweet colors absolutely make me happy! 🙂 I’m not sure you could see in the photo, but I added some shades of red behind the shaker window to look like something was boiling up from the bottom.

Creative Valentine’s Day Card: Instruction

Step 1:

  • Create a shape of beaker using partial die-cutting technique.

Step 2:

  • Cut out the bottom of beaker using kraft knife.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 1 & 2

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 1 & 2

Step 3:

  • Blend in a couple of colors on a piece of white cardstock using a blending tool and Distress Inks.

Step 4:

  • Stamp the cluster of hearts.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 3 & 4

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 3 & 4

Step 5:

  • Cut a piece of acetate and glue it to the back of the beaker window.
  • Fill up the window.
  • Then place the beaker panel over the inked background using foam tape.

Step 6:

  • Stamp the sentient.
  • Make a sentient banner and adhere it on the card front using foam tape.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 5 & 6

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 5 & 6

I love how my Valentine’s Day Card turned out. So fun and delightful! 🙂 What do you think? Hope you all enjoyed my card and got some inspiration to make your own shaker card.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

DIY Unique Valentine Day Pop-up Card

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out your craft kit and make something beautiful so I was super excited to create a unique Valentine day Pop-up Card project just for you.

This time I wanted to create a little show stopper that would be really fun to make – I think this pop-up card does just that! The pop-up heart balloons and bunting make this a striking card to look at yet it’s really very simple to create at home.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

You can even make the matching polka dot lined envelope. You will find a link to the printable templates below for the two-sided cards and envelope then you just need to follow the tutorial.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

Notes about printing your templates:

These are ready to download pattern. It has 3 pages A3 in the PDF. For a project like this where there is a lot of ink, I prefer to use a laser printer. You can find this service at FedEx Office or other office supply stores. You will want to print the two layers of the card on a card stock. The front image is just one sided where the second layer is brown craft on one side and the pink polka dot on the other.

You are ready to go.

Instruction

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card - Step by Step

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card – Step by Step

1. You will need download pattern and printables, scissors, craft knife, glue gun, ruler and twine.

2. Trim and score the flaps of your envelope using your scissors and a ruler.

3. Fold the left, right and bottom flaps in towards each other and glue together.

4. Trim the back and front of your card, the two balloon hearts and the bunting letters.

5. Using your craft knife, cut around the top outline of each cloud and around each balloon leaving a 1 inch hinge at the left edge of the pink heart and the right edge of the red heart. Bend them all out a little so that they “pop-up”.

6. Cut out your second pink and red heart and score down the middle with your ruler and scissors.

7. Glue your little “hugs” letters to a length of twine to create the bunting. Glue either end to the bottom of each heart balloon.

8. Glue along the fold of your second pink and red hearts and stick them in place on your card.

9. Glue the polka dot backing onto the card.

Have fun!