Valentines Cards {DIY}

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I have fond memories growing up making our own valentines cards. Generally they would be  out of construction paper and doilies. I don’t think I have made homemade valentines since my childhood days and I was feeling crafty so I decided to craft up a few {except no construction paper or doilies}.

finished-valentines

Supplies to make your own Valentines Cards:

Paper – I used up a couple more of the Christmas cards and envelops that I used to make my gift tags this year, but you could use some brown paper bags if you want the same look. I also picked up a couple sheets of red and pink card stock from Michael’s {for $.25 each}

Stamps – I got these cute valentine stamps from Michael’s for $1.50 each

Ink – I had leftover white ink from my owl block printing project, so I used that

Baker’s Twine – Also bought this at Michael’s for $2.99

Tape or Glue – I used washi tape {you can find it at pretty much any craft store}, but you could use regular tape or glue or whatever you have!

Hole puncher & Reinforcement Labels

Template – Download and print out this Valentine Card Printable Template so you can trace the shape of the cards and hearts!

Valentines-supplies

First, I stamped my reused cards and let the ink dry. I wasn’t sure how this block printing ink would turn out but I think I like it better than just a regular ink pad. I really liked the look of the white ink on the brown paper. I made sure to stamp at the bottom of the paper so it wouldn’t be blocked by the hearts when they hung down.

love-you-stamp

I cut the card stock paper into a tag shape and did the same with the Christmas card but slightly smaller. Then, cut out a couple different hearts. I didn’t use a template when I made my first one which resulted in lopsided hearts…I think Claire could have done a better job at cutting these out. Only after I created a few of these lopsided, uneven, crooked cards and hearts did I get the idea to create my own template and print it out. Click to download the Valentine Card Printable Template to get yours perfect 🙂

larger-tag-valetines-card

tag-shaped-card

pink-hearts

I stacked the two papers together and lined them up then punched a hole in the top. This hole puncher was a really good purchase, before I bought it I tried to make my own little holes {you can only imagine how those turned out}. I added a reinforcement label.

hole-punched-cards

I strung baker’s twine through the hole and taped the hearts to the ends.

valentines-with-washi-tapefinished-valentine

Of course these wouldn’t be complete without whipping out the gold Sharpie {I’m obsessed} and writing a small note to your loved ones. I can’t wait for Claire to get a little older so we can make valentines together!

finished-valentines-signed-with-love

Claire had fun sending these to all her favorites 😉

Have fun making your own! Let me know how they turn out.

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