DIY // Valentine Card Printables

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally caught up in all things Valentines right now.  Parker and I made heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies this afternoon.  She was a huge help, let me tell you.   Despite the mess I cleaned up afterwards, I still have big pancake plans for Saturday morning.  I know that she’s too little to get it, understand, or even remember, but I am loving celebrating this fun little girly holiday with my mini.  We’ve been scheming up valentines for her little friends over here.  I love these that Minted makes.  They’re such a refreshing take on the generic box cards at the supermarket.  If you’re feeling a little more crafty, though, (and I hope you are!) might I suggest these super easy and adorable printables that Rae Ann Kelly created for us?  (She also created these place cards.)  See what I mean?  Her talent knows no limits.  Keep reading for the instructions and you can also get more of Rae and her adorable tribe here!

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YOU’LL NEED:

  • felt in various colors (wool blend felts are my favorite to work with)
  • paper straws
  • tacky, craft or felt glue
  • scissors
  • chalk or colored pencils for tracing
  • THIS TEMPLATE
  • twine or ribbon
  • goggly eyes, glitter glue or other craft supplies (optional)

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HERE’S HOW:

  1. Download, print on card stock and cutout template. Lay your felt and banner template down and trace and cutout (for reference, the banner is about 3-1/4 in by 4-1/4 in). Trace and cutout any other shapes or letters you plan on decorating with.
  2. Place a paper straw at the top of the banner and cut so it’s a little bit wider than the banner. Next, fold the felt over the straw and glue in place.
  3. Working on the non-glue side, lay out your shape(s) and/or letters however you like and glue down. add additional embellishments (goggly eyes, etc.) if you would like.
  4. Thread twine through straw, tie in a knot, tape to cards provided with template and your done… ready for valentines day!

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Photos by Melissa Valladares