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Lovely Valentine's Day Cards

Share the love with these oh-so-sweet Valentine's Day cards, good for friends, family, and that special someone.

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    • Glittery Heart Card

      Design by Rhonda Bonifay

      For this uber-sparkly card, use decorative-edge paper, and include a sticker and a glitter-covered chipboard shape. Adhesive foam lends height to the greeting

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper, felt flowers: Making Memories. Journaling card: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Chipboard heart: BasicGrey. Glitter: Melissa Frances. Sticker: Cavallini & Co. Twine: Impress Rubber Stamps.

    • You and Me Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Grab attention with a precut felt sentiment and a flower with a glitter center. Combine red and aqua for a pretty twist on the traditional look.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design (red), Making Memories (stripe). Sticker: Cloud 9 Design. Brad: Making Memories. Ribbon: Heidi Grace Designs. Felt accents: Creative Imaginations. Flower: Prima Marketing, Inc. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

    • Made with Love Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Die-cut a polka-dot heart base, then add a sparkly heart, along with a message cut from a sticker and a tag stamped with a love note.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (plain), Doodlebug Design (glitter). Patterned paper, sticker: Heidi Grace Designs. Die cut, die-cutting tool: Sizzix. Chipboard heart: The Paper Studio. Stamp: Stampin' Up!. Ribbon: Jo-Ann Stores.

    • Forever Love Card

      Design by Rhonda Bonifay

      Layer felt shapes for oh-so-pretty flowers. A predistressed journaling card and a twine-tied sentiment reinforce the down-home feel, and small gems add a touch of sparkle.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Journaling card, tag, felt flowers: Making Memories. Twine: Impress Rubber Stamps.

    • My Heart Belongs to You Card

      Design by Erin Roe

      Print message and red tags on white cardstock. Cut and ink the edges of the tags to add pop. Then apply white rub-ons to a blue base to finish it off.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Fonts: Abadi Condensed (tag), Lainie Day (greeting) off the Internet. Brads: Cloud 9 Design. Ink: StazOn by Tsukineko. Punches: Fiskars.

    • Rainbow Valentine's Day Card

      Design by Erin Roe

      Cut way-cool curves from patterned paper for a graphic touch. Use a circle cutter to measure the rings or create the shapes using household items such as cups and bowls.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design. Rub-ons: Heidi Grace Designs. Punches: Fiskars. Circle templates: Fiskars.

    • Sophisticated Valentine's Day Card

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Cathy created a subtle but sophisticated card by stitching around layered gray cardstock blocks. She trimmed around the card's sides with decorative-edge scissors and finished with pretty accents.

       


      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Ticket: Creative Imaginations. Stamps: Hero Arts. Die cut: Heidi Grace Designs. Ink: Autumn Leaves.

    • Love-Struck Bird Card

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Prove you're crazy for your valentine with a love-struck paper-pieced bird. Cathy finished the card by cutting jagged "grass" and rounding the card's corners.

       


      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (orange, teal floral); Creative Imaginations (pink grid); Love, Elsie (wood grain); Scenic Route Paper Co. (yellow dot, green grid). Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink, brads: Autumn Leaves.

    • Musical Valentine's Card

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Craft a lyrical card for a music lover using vintage sheet music. Cathy muted the sheet with a thin coat of white paint, trimmed hearts from patterned paper, and arranged them randomly.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: K&Company. Stickers: BasicGrey. Stamp: Autumn Leaves.

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      Red Hot Card

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      With its cheeky greeting, Cathy's red hot card would boost anyone's ego. To create the pouch, machine-stitch a square of plastic to the card leaving a small opening for the candies. Stitch to close the opening.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Stickers: Making Memories. Label: Jenni Bowlin Studio.

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      Shaker Box Card

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Repurpose plastic packaging on a cute-as-can-be shaker card with a hidden message. Jennifer printed the greeting, then layered a heart frame cut from foam over it. She poured sequins in the middle, glued plastic over the foam, and topped it with a heart frame.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (pink), Prism Papers (red). Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Paper trim: Doodlebug Design. Pearls: Queen & Co. Sequins: Sulyn Industries.

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      I Heart You Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Fashion a pretty pink banner from metal-rim tags strung together with baker's twine. Thread the twine through each heart button, then adhere a button to the top of each tag.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Pink Paislee. Tags: Avery Dennison. Chipboard accent: American Crafts. Buttons: Jesse James & Co. Baker's twine: Martha Stewart Crafts. Punches, scoring tool: Fiskars.

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      Bicycle Card

      Design by Tami Hartley

      With stamps, a punch, and a pen, you can whip up a set of these cards in no time. Pair a stamp with a custom message printed from your computer and faux-stitching details created with a white pen.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Font: Wazoo off the Internet. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap (pink), Tsukineko (black). Pen: Uni-ball Signo. Pencils: Prismacolor. Punches: EK Success.

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      Punched Heart Card

      Design by Kelly Rasmussen

      Cut a heart from the middle of your card and back the cutout with patterned paper. Round one corner of the card for added interest

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink. Patterned paper: Making Memories. Ribbon: BasicGrey. Stamps: Hero Arts (greeting), Papertrey Ink (text). Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punches: We R Memory Keepers. Dies, die-cutting tools: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft (heart), Spellbinders (circle, scalloped circles).

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      Tweet Hearts Card

      Design by Janna Wilson

      For a round card, fold a piece of cardstock in half, then partially cut a circle using a pattern or shape-cutter, making sure to leave part of the folded portion intact. Hearts cut in half with decorative-edge scissors make great wings for bird piecings.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd. Ribbon: Little Yellow Bicycle. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Martha Stewart Crafts. Paint: Delta. Pencil: Prismacolor. Punch: Fiskars. Embossing tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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      Folded Heart Card

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Jennifer borrowed an elementary-school technique for this card by folding patterned-paper rectangles in half and cutting out simple symmetrical hearts. Stitching along the folds to secure the hearts to the card gives the greeting three-dimensional flair.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Stampin' Up!. Patterned paper, chipboard accent, brad, ribbon: Chatterbox. Gem: Queen & Co. Thread: Coats & Clark.

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      Mini Valentine's Day Card

      Design by Robyn Werlich

      Create a 2x2" card and envelope for all the valentines on your list. With punched hearts and a stamped sentiment, they're a snap to put together.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white, yellows, grays, light pink), Stampin' Up! (dark pink). Stamp, punches: EK Success. Ink: Papertrey Ink.

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      Stitched Heart Card

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Stitching is a budget-friendly accent when you're making valentine cards in bulk. For this card, Jennifer sketched a heart and machine-stitched over it several times. She filled the center with a hand-cut heart.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: American Crafts (cream), Stampin' Up! (red, pink). Patterned paper, brad: American Crafts. Font: Uncle Charles by Autumn Leaves. Gems: Queen & Co. Rotary trimmer: Purple Cows.

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      Love Birds Card

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      This feathered friend's folded wings are the perfect nesting spot for a felt accent. Jennifer outlined some of the piecing shapes to define them. She perched the bird on a felt "branch."

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (dark pink), Prism Papers (light pink), Stampin' Up! (red, white). Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (pink), BoBunny Press (blue dot). Felt accents, pearls: Queen & Co. Pen: American Crafts. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Rotary trimmer: Purple Cows. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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      He Loves Me Flower Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Two flower petals plucked from an embellishment form the heart in the title of this valentine. Round the corners and ink the edges on both the base and the patterned-paper background to soften the card.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (green), BoBunny Press (pink), My Mind's Eye (orange). Rub-ons, flower: Heidi Grace Designs. Chipboard accents: Fancy Pants Designs. Punch: Fiskars.

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      Scrappy Valentine's Day Card

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Arrange hearts punched from scraps of patterned paper on cardstock for a do-it-yourself background. Complete the card with an eye-catching sentiment, like the "Love" die-cut, and secure it using adhesive foam.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Punch: EK Success.

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      Great Pair Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Create a pun with your title and design for a valentine with a sense of humor. You can easily cut patterned paper into a fruit shape. Add punched hearts for the seeds.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (green), Fancy Pants Designs (grid), My Mind's Eye (pink). Rub-ons: Heidi Grace Designs. Punch: Fiskars.

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      Tree Hugger Card

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Punch circles and tuck them behind a cork trunk to create a colorful tree. Add texture with brads, or embrace your inner tree hugger with a heart and greeting.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (heart), Chatterbox (green), Scenic Route Paper Co. (words). Sticker, grommet: Making Memories. Brads: Hot Off the Press (blue), Making Memories (glitter). Punch: EK Success.

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      Whale Valentine's Day Card

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Let a sticker be inspiration for your greeting. Match the embellishments with a border punch that turns patterned paper into waves. And look for little ways to add symbols of love to your design, like the dozen hearts forming the whale's spout.

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