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25+ Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

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

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?
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.
3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

3 Idea for Valentine’s Day cards

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

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! 🙂

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.

Ideas for Valentine’s Day Window Cards

Ideas for Window Valentine’s Day Cards

A slight variation from stencil cards is window cards.  Instead of cutting a shape in a stencil, you can cut the shapes or text directly on the front cover of the Valentine’s Day cards.  You can decorate your card behind the mirror in a number of ways, such as putting sentimental photos, some patterned paper, or even some meaningful words.  We made a variety of window cards with different shapes and patterns.  Here’s a look at the cards we made:

Ideas for Valentine’s Day Window Cards

Ideas for Window Valentine’s Day Cards

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The cards in the top row have heart windows that we filled with pictures of our baby daughter. The bottom row has simple elegant rose cut out windows.

These are the 3 simple instructions on how to make window Valentine’s Day cards.

Step 1:

Draw the heart shapes on the front of the card using a pencil (draw lightly as you will need to erase any pencil marks that remains after cutting).  You can also use stencils to draw your heart. 

Follow the first step of the instructions in the Stencil Card section above to make your own stencil.  You can also draw other shapes such as flowers, balloons or square windows.  If you do not want to draw directly on your card, draw your pattern on a sheet of paper, and use this as a template to cut through your card. 

Tape or use repositionable glue to attach the template to your card.

Step 2:

If your pattern is large enough, you can use scissors to cut the window out.  If your pattern is small or complex, then you will want to use an X-Acto knife to cut the shapes out.  I’d recommend cutting your card on a self-healing mat or something you don’t mind cutting up (old magazine, stack of paper, phone book), so you do not damage your table top.

Step 3:

Finish the card by decorating the card behind the window.  Here are some creative ideas of things to put behind the window:  a photo; patterned paper, text, stenciled shapes, chocolate hearts or kisses.