These Valentine cards were a simple way to create cards, not only for Valentine’s Day, but for all those February birthdays I seem to have on my calendar!
The supplies I used include: blank cards and envelopes of your choice, colorful paper, a Sharpie or Micron pen, watercolors, a hot glue gun, some Washi tape, alphabet cookie cutters, tape adhesive, a pair of scissors (or heart punch), and a sewing machine.
The paper I used is one of the printables from my Etsy shop. I printed it out on regular copy paper and cut out heart shapes using scissors. Any pretty scrapbook paper would work and a heart punch would make it just that much faster!
This card was the fastest to produce. I added a tiny bit of tape adhesive to the back of the hearts to hold them in place. A straight stitch down the center of the hearts adhered them to the card. I then added a zig-zag stitch on the sides and a bit of pink Washi tape for extra color. I left some of the strings hanging, but that is definitely a personal preference! TIP: if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can create a similar look by using a Sharpie to “draw” on your stitches…just use a little extra adhesive to keep the hearts in place permanently.
Card #2 started with a quick sketch of an open envelope with a Micron pen and then some watercolor to add shading and a bit of color to the background.
All of the cut out hearts were added with a hot glue gun. You can use any glue you like. Hot glue just happens to be a favorite of mine. I only glued down the center of the hearts so that they had dimension on the card.
For the final card, I adding the word love using alphabet cookie cutters for the shapes and a Sharpie. The doodling in each letter was created with a Micron pen.
I again used my glue gun to add the hearts randomly across the card.
I love that out of a single sheet of pretty paper, I was able to create three different looks! All of them were quick to complete and can be done at the last minute, if need be. I currently have a couple other printables in my Etsy shop, so be sure to visit!
PS…for more card ideas, check out these tutorials:
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