Valentines Cards

Published February 03, 2016

personalize-this-year-s-i-love-youA homemade card is the perfect way to tell your special someone how much you care this Valentine’s Day.

A simple blank card and matching envelope can be transformed into something very personal and meaningful in minutes.

Here are a few examples of how you can make your own personalized Valentine’s Day card this year.

Look for card adornments in craft and dollar stores.

Heart balloon

Red and pink heart stickers are available in all different sizes on store shelves at the moment.

Look for heart stickers that are textured, for example in velvet, to add interest to the card.

Apply the heart to the front of the card and draw the strings by hand.

Fold out heart card

Choose coloured and patterned paper for this card. Look for books of coloured craft paper sold in craft stores.

Cut out three to four hearts from the patterned and coloured paper in all different sizes.

Fold the heart in half so there is a centre crease down the middle.

Attach the largest heart card to the front side of the card.

Follow with the remaining hearts in descending order from large to small.

Message card

Write your special message on this cute and colourful card.

Look for adhesive letter packages in all different textures and colours.

This card looks best when a solid coloured sheet of craft paper is applied to the front side.

Cut the paper in a slightly smaller size so there is a white border around the front edges of the card.

Plan out a Valentine’s Day message ahead of time and apply the letters to spell out a short message on the front of the card.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging Redesign.