DIY // Valentine’s Day Cards

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My first memory of Valentine’s Day cards is choosing them from a grocery store shelf and bringing them into my elementary school classroom where we then went around the room and dropped a Valentine in each classmate’s hand-decorated shoe box.  Did anyone else do this?!  Do they still do it this way?  I remember picking out my favorite designs for the people I really liked in class, but that was the extent of the creativity!  Now, with places like Urbanic, and Sugar Paper there’s no excuse not to send your favorite people a cute and creative card.  (I love this one that I saw at Urbanic last week!  So funny!)  In lieu of shelling out five dollars on a card, though, we reached deep into our drawer of crafting supplies and made a couple of super simple designs that you can easily create at home.  Take it away, Molly

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Heart on A String Card– Supplies

  • pre-cut felt hearts, or hearts you have cut yourself out of felt
  • needle and thread, choose thread color based on the color of your card
  • sharpie or pen for writing text
  • blank greeting cards

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1. Lay out the order in which you want the hearts to go

2. Thread the needle with a double thread

3. First, put the needle through the back top corner of the card so it pokes through the front, pull the majority of the thread through and tie a knot on the back

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4. Single or double thread the felt hearts to create the garland

5. Thread the needle through the opposite top corner and tie a knot.

6. Write your message

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Two of A Kind– Supplies

  • exacto knife
  • colored/patterned valentines paper
  • gold sparkly paper
  • 1 felt heart
  • tape/glue
  • sharpie/pen
  • blank greeting card

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1. Open the card to the front inside cover

2. Trace the felt heart in any pattern that you’d like, we did a 3X3 pattern

3. Using an old magazine or newspaper as a pad, use the exacto knife to cut the heart shapes out of the card

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4. Cut squares the size of the heart openings in the assorted papers

5. Glue or tape the paper squares behind each heart opening

(Optional: glue or tape an extra piece of white paper on the inside cover to hide individual squares.)

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Photography by Jordana Sheara

DIY by Molly Fleet

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  1. very creative Jen and thanks for idea!

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  4. What a sweet love note. Thanks for the tutorial