Published February 12, 2014
It can, however, also be a day where one shows appreciation, love and friendship.
Whichever way you choose to celebrate the day, why not take a few minutes to make your loved one a homemade card rather than giving the store-bought variety? Homemade cards really do mean so much to the recipient. The fact that you took the time to plan out, assemble and sign a card specifically tailored to them is always appreciated.
Here are a couple of easy ideas for you to consider.
Playing Card For this idea it’s nice to have an oversized pad of plain and patterned paper. You can buy these at craft stores such as Michaels. It is much more economical to purchase a whole pad than individual sheets.
You will also require a deck of playing cards, craft glue and a fine-tipped black felt pen. Look for these items in your local Dollar Store.
Fold a plain, white piece of printer paper into quarters. Alternatively, you can purchase a package of pre-made, 17 x 13 centimetre white cards that include white envelopes.
Cut a piece of red
patterned paper to fit on the front side of the card, leaving a three millimetre edge. Cut another different piece of patterned red paper to fit inside the first, leaving another three mm edge.
Glue your playing card to the front. Queen for a female recipient or king for a male.
Write your greeting on the bottom of the card and a personal message inside.
I Love You This is a great card to make with kids. Look for the little google eyes at your local Dollar Store.
Using a round hole punch, make a hole in the top left corner of your blank, white 17 x 13 cm card.
Glue the eye on the inside of the card so it appears through the hole in the front.
Cut a heart from a piece of red, patterned paper and glue it to the front of the card.
Write “You” underneath and a personal message inside.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home décor, entertaining and floral design. firstname.lastname@example.org lunter.ca
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