Easy-to-Make Valentine's Day Cards

Whether you're an experienced scrapper or a beginning crafter, you'll enjoy making these simple Valentine's Day cards for the special people in your life.


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Bold Love

    Red alphabet stickers pop against the black and white tiled background. A pattern of swirls is created when identical patterns are aligned.

    Sources: Patterned paper by KI Memories. Stickers by Doodlebug Design. Design by Polly Maly.

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Love-centric

    Cut these mod shapes from patterned paper using a circle cutter or other household items.

    Sources: Patterned paper by Cloud 9 Design. Rub-ons by Heidi Grace Designs. Punches, circle templates by Fiskars. Design by Erin Roe.

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Photo Finish

    Translate your love with pictograms. Crop two photos to the same size and mount to card stock. Add simple stickers or cutouts to spell out the rest of the equation.

    Sources: Embossed paper by Lasting Impressions for Paper. Stickers by Pebbles Inc. Punch by Marvy Uchida. Design by Nia Reddy.

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Faux Ribbons

    Cut patterned paper to look like ribbon banners and adhere them to the front of a solid card stock base. This vellum sentiment makes a clear statement.

    Sources: Love/Anniversary Page Kit by Colorbok. Design by Alison Beachem.

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Personal Property

    Print the message and red tags on white card stock, then cut out and ink the edges for pop factor. Then apply a white rub-on sentiment to the blue base.

    Sources: Card stock by Bazzill Basics Paper. Fonts are Abadi Condensed (tag), Laine Day (greeting) off the Internet. Ink is StazOn by Tsukineko. Brads by Cloud 9 Design. Punches by Fiskars. Design by Erin Roe.

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Owl Humor

    Cut these plaid and houndstooth shapes from the downloadable pattern link below. Then add your own quote bubble (pun optional)!

    Sources: Patterned paper by Cloud 9 Design (pink, blue, red), Making Memories (brown). Punches, shape template by Fiskars. Stickers, chipboard, rub-ons by Cloud 9 Design. Design by Erin Roe.

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Custom Accents

    Creating your own graphic on the computer is simple -- just layer text and images in your editing software. Print on photo paper for sleek shine. For the base of the card, use a strip of ribbon to cover the seam of two pieces of card stock.

    Sources: Card stock by Bazzill Basics Paper. Font is An Unfortunate Event off the Internet. Digital brushes by 8Nero. Design by Erica Hernandez.

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Pair of Hearts

    Hand-make a love note for your sweetie this Valentine's Day. The next two slides explain how to create these hand-stitched cards.

    Tip: Remember that paper folds better with its grain. To determine the grain, flex the paper in a U shape both lengthwise and widthwise. The bend that offers the least resistance is with the grain.

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Card 1: Stitch On Lovely Hearts

    For a hand-stitched look, poke tiny holes in folded hearts and thread waxed twine through them while sewing onto a piece of pretty card stock.

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Card 2: Create the Cummerbund Effect

    To make the cummerbund effect, fold tissue paper accordion-style, wrap it around the front flap of the card, and secure it in back with double-stick tape. Finish with ribbon and a tag.

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Child's Play

    Simply adhere a child's art to the center of the card, then add a computer- or hand-printed text. Finish the card with a fun ribbon bow.

    Sources: Card stock by Bazzill Basics Paper. Font is Andy off the Internet. Design by Erica Hernandez.

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"I Love You" Card

    This four-panel accordion-fold card makes a caring statement -- especially when you use a selection of red-and-white papers and graduated die-cut hearts.

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Standing Triple Hearts

    To make a statement with a card, make it stand. It's simple: fold two or three 1-1/2-inch-high accordion folds in a long piece of card stock. Glue or tape hearts to the front of the folds as shown.

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Heart-to-Heart

    Glue two decorative hearts (one larger than the other) together, or sew together along the center for a quick card. Just buy decorative papers with romantic designs for a simple yet affectionate greeting.

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Flower Card

    To create this quick card, simply cut heart shapes out of decorative paper and arrange like petals around a circle on white card stock.

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XOXO Card

    Give hugs and kisses to someone you love by making this simple card. Just cut or punch out a heart from pretty pink paper and glue it on white card stock. Punch a hole at the top of two pieces of card stock, then slip a ribbon through each to hold them together. Write a note to someone you care about on the inside of the card.

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Lovely Letters

    Use type to make a statement. With your computer, fill a text box with color and vary the size and color of your type. Print one -- or two, three, a dozen -- on card stock, and embellish with a punched heart.

    Sources: Font is Zurich off the Internet. Punch by Marvy Uchida. Design by Nia Reddy.

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Circle of Love

    Fun, sophisticated, and simple: This boldly colored card shows how much you care.

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Stamp of Approval

    Square and heart-shape punches (along with paper edgers) make this card fun and easy to assemble.

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Gold and Vellum Card

    Meant for a very special valentine, this elegant card says it all with yellow and gold card stock and a sophisticated sheer-white ribbon.

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A Window to My Heart

    Simple yet sophisticated, this romantic card (with suspended heart) is a perfect way to let someone see what's in your heart.

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Stitched Heart

    A stitch here, a stitch there shows how much you care. To express your affection, sew a heart for your sweetheart.

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