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Feb122013

[MAKE] VALENTINE'S DAY HANDMADE CARDS

I admit I've gone a bit Valentine's Day crazy over here, but I have a few more projects I want to share with you. Here are some simple + sweet valentines you can whip up for your friends and loved ones. There are four different valentine designs and my favorite thing about these valentines is you can let your creativity run wild. Add a little bag of sweet treats, paper punch shapes, cupcake topper that doubles as a cute little paper flag, photograph, balloon, or fabric heart. For kids it would be cute to have your child draw a picture for the recipient.

I always keep a stash of clear self-sealing bags handy. You can add candy (I found the heart fruity candies here in Busan, but you can find something similar here) or heart sprinkles. I love making little paper flags to put on top of gifts or add to a card using a strip of washi tape.

You can also add a heart balloon using a bit of washi tape. I love paper punches and used a tiny heart punch and hole punch to create the card on the top right. The bottom left valentine was made using this Martha Stewart punch and the bottom right is a fabric heart similar to the ones I made here.

I created these valentines using a combination of heart paper punchcircle paper punches, tiny heart punch, and white artist tape. I adhered the paper punch shapes with either a glue stick or my trusty Xyron sticker machine.

MATERIALS

1. 4.25" x 5.5" piece of cardstock 

2. Printer

3. Any paper punches & embellishments & adhesive you like!

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download the Valentine's Day valentines here.

2. Print the valentine on to a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of cardstock.*

3. Add any candy/balloon/fabric heart/paper punches to the front of the card.

4. Write a message on the back of the valentine to a special friend or loved one.

* Please note if your printer does not have a borderless printing option, then set your document size to 4.25" x 6", but use a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of cardstock.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM

Reader Comments (5)

This is such a great printable - I love that you can add your own special touch! I'll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow later this week :)

02.2.2015 | Unregistered CommenterCassi

i love these!! what type of printer do you use? i have trouble running printer compatible cardstock through my laser printer without it getting jammed. we do run it straight out the back of the printer. any other suggestions? thank you!

02.4.2015 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I have the same question as Susan. What printer do you use? I really love your valentines cards. It would be marvelous to create something like this by myself

03.19.2015 | Unregistered CommenterDmitriy

CASSI / THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

04.14.2015 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

SUSAN // I use both Canon and Epson inkjet printers. Both are discontinued, but I like them both. The Epson inks are archival which is nice. I've found that my Canon handles cardstock better than my Epson. Sometimes if the cardstock is thick, I will hand feed it (giving it a slight push). Good luck!

DMITRIY // Thanks! Please see my response above to Susan. :)

04.14.2015 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

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