Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

February 14, 2011 by
Filed under: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Handmade 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have been having so much fun making Valentine’s Day cards for my friends and family.

Here are a few of the Valentine’s Day Cards I made this year:

Old School Valentines

These Valentines are made from vintage early readers.

After scanning the vintage early readers for cute images, I used my sewing machine to sew the images onto cardstock that I had previously folded and scored using my bone folder. Next I glued patterned paper to the inside of the Valentine using rubber cement to cover the exposed string and make the Valentine look more neat and clean.

Niagara Falls Valentine

The Niagara Falls Valentine is made from a Niagara Falls WPA poster image.

For this Valentine, I printed off  a Niagara Falls WPA poster image that I re-sized to fit onto a 4 x 6″ piece of cardstock.  I used rubber cement to attach it to the cardstock.  After trying a couple of different types of glue, I found that rubber cement works the best for card making since it doesn’t cause the paper to wrinkle or bow.  There is a really nice collection of WPA posters available on the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.

Ace of Hearts Hearts are Trumps

To make this Valentine I glued an Ace of Hearts playing card from a spare deck of cards onto a folded and scored piece of cardstock. The letter stickers I used on the inside of this Valentine are from Lowe’s.  Finally I used a rounded corner punch to round the corners of the cardstock.

I also made another version of the Hearts are Trumps Valentine.  Obviously I only had one Ace of Hearts in my deck of cards and I have 2 ladies in my  bourre group, so I had to be creative.

Hearts are Trumps-Version 2 Front

Hearts of Trumps Version 2 Back

The heart image I used on the 2nd hearts are trumps card, is from a thrifted copy of The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary. This book is perfect for finding awesome clip art.  I used rubber stamps to stamp hearts are trumps on the opposite side of the Valentine.  For the envelope, I simply cut my fabric to fit the card with pinking shears to prevent fraying and sewed a straight line on both sides to finish the envelope.

Wallpaper Valentine

This Valentine was made from wallpaper samples and leftover Christmas wrapping paper.

I love being an aunt because it allows me to make way more fun gift packages.

Valentine's Day Candy Etc.

Sneak peak of what my niece's and nephews got with their Valentine.

Oh and let me just say that the SweetTarts Lollipops are the best!  You should really try them.
by Selena Faye

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5 Comments on Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

  1. Kristen
    on Mon, Feb 14th 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the fabric envelopes!

    • Faye
      on Wed, Feb 16th 2011 @ 8:34 am

      Thanks, me too!

  2. Dawn
    on Wed, Feb 16th 2011 @ 11:38 am

    I loved my sweet little dog valentine!

  3. kt
    on Wed, Feb 23rd 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    I loved mine too! What a wonderful idea – you are so creative!

    • Faye
      on Mon, Feb 28th 2011 @ 4:38 pm

      Thanks Katie!

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