This year I got a head start on the boys' Valentine's Day cards. (Thanks to my bum knee and doctor's orders to take it easy.) For j's classmates we decided to recreate one of our favorite valentines, the Tic Tac Toe Valentine. Over the years I've received many requests to make this valentine available as a printable and last week I finally got around to redesigning it.



1. 5.5"x8.5" piece of white cardstock 

2. 5 5/8"x8 1/4" clear self sealing envelope

3. 2 1/2"x 2 1/2" clear self sealing envelope

4. 2- 8.5"x11" sheets of white sticker paper

5. X-Acto knife

6. Ruler

7. Cutting mat

8. Small candies in two different colors


1. Download the Tic Tac Toe Valentine here, the Tic Tac Toe Valentine labels here, and the X's & O's labels here.

2. Print Tic Tac Toe Valentine on to 5.5"x8.5" white cardstock.*

3. Print Tic Tac Toe Valentine labels and X's & O's labels on to white sticker paper. 

4. Cut out Tic Tac Toe Valentine labels and X's & O's labels using a X-Acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat.

5. Write in name of recipient on Tic Tac Toe Valentine label and place the label in center of large clear envelope.

6. Place X's & O's label in center of small envelope. Fill envelope with two different color candies and seal envelope.

7. Place Tic Tac Toe Valentine and X's & O's envelope inside large clear envelope and seal envelope.

* Please note if your printer does not have a borderless printing option, then set your document size to 5.5"x9", but use a 5.5"x8.5" piece of cardstock.

Note: I trimmed 1/4" off each side of the Tic Tac Toe Valentine and adhered it to a 5.5"x8.5" piece of red cardstock. I also rounded the corners using a paper corner rounder.

Reader Comments (19)

So cute Sally! Love these..

01.29.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke Reynolds

Oh, I so want to do this for my first grader. I'm not experienced with these kinds of projects. I'm afraid the printing will eat up all of the expensive ink in my printer>

01.29.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAli

BROOKE // Thank you!! Huge compliment coming from you! :)

ALI // You can always download the pdf on to a USB drive and take it to Kinko's and have them print them for you. :)

01.29.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

Love these, but can't get the downloads to work - get this message:
Page Not Found
The page /storage/sallyjshim_tictactoevalentine.pdf could not be located on this website. Can this be fixed? Thank you! Such a clever idea.

01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Such a cute idea! Like one of the previous commenters mentioned, the links to the 3 PDFs are not working. Can't wait to get started on this project! Thanks for sharing!

01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSC

Keep getting the error message as well.

01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

SARA & SC & LESLIE // Hi! Sorry, the links should be working now! :)

01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

adorable !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 12000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser ce joli imprimable !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )

02.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterlemondedis

What fonts did you use on this? It's SO adorable!! Thank you for sharing your talents!

02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Hello Sally, these adorable TIC TAC TOE cards worked out great! I ended up using X & O shaped cereals instead. I had to resize the card and labels since I had difficult time finding right size clear envelopes. I have shared resized templates on my website and put design courtesy of SallyJShim. I hope that's OK. Thanks for great ideas!

02.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSKYCreatives

SKYCreatives // The X&O cereal is such a great (and healthy) alternative. I've sent you an email regarding offering my templates on your website.

02.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM


02.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

Wow amazing nice TIC TAC TOE cards.

10.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Hurt

HI there,

Love these! How do I add my kid's name to the banner on the bottom of the invite? I am a super newbie on photoshop. =) Thank you!!!

02.2.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

JOHN // Thank you!

02.2.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

LIZ // You can add a text box inside the banner and type in your child's name. :)

02.2.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

Can I ask what kind of candies those are or where you found them? My son really wants the hearts and I can't find them anywhere! Thanks!!

01.29.2016 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

ASHLEY // I found the heart candies at a local candy store here in Korea. You might try candywarehouse.com or substitute with conversation hearts. Good luck!

01.31.2016 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

So kind and generous of you to share these. Thank you very much!!

01.21.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPrisilla

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