Keeping with the theme of making instead of buying my Valentine’s Day items this year, I decided that it was time to tackle the age old tradition of Valentine’s Day cards. And while I wanted them to be super simple, it was also important to me that they looked elegant. After all, I wanted them to rival the cards that I generally buy every year for family and friends. So, I picked up a few crafting items and set to work. And what I came up with is super simple and pretty fabulous in my opinion! Here’s how you can make simple DIY Hand Crafted Valentine’s Day Cards too!
DIY Hand Crafted Valentine’s Day Cards Tutorial
What You Will Need
Red and Pink Cardstock
Designed Paper of Your Choice (Scrapbooking Paper is great)
Scallop Edging Tool from Martha Stewart Home
How to Make It
Start by folding your pieces of cardstock in half. Then, on the bottom edge of the front of your card, use your scalloped edge tool to add a design.
Repeat this on all of your cards. Then, cut long strips of your patterned paper to past on the inside of the card so that it will show through your design.
Next, using your edging scissors, cut our hearts, letters and shapes to paste to the front of your card. The key to these cards is making them original but simple. Don’t over complicate things by adding too much to your card. Allow the understated elegance of them to do all the talking.
Using your glue, attach your shapes and letters to the front of your cards in a fun pattern. Then allow them to dry! You are left with super cute cards that are unique, beautiful and completely special because they are made by YOU!
So take stock of what supplies you have, pull out your glue and get ready to make the perfect Valentine for the special people in your life this year!