Homemade Valentine Cards

Homemade Valentine cards are the perfect way to show someone special how much you care about them. But coming up with ideas on what to make isn’t always easy so I thought I would share one of my favourites with you.

Traditionally, Valentines cards are red and white. In more recent times, red and black, red and pink and pink and brown have also become popular. But personally, when making homemade Valentine cards, I like to stretch my imagination a little and try more original colour combinations.

For example, for this homemade Valentine card, I have used primarily browns, oranges and greens for my design. But you can use whatever colours you like!

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Homemade Valentine Cards

This homemade Valentine card was made using brown Bazzill cardstock, Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock, dark brown Bazzill cardstock, light brown cardstock, a brown pen, brown ink, a heart stamp (brand unknown) and letters cut out from Rusty Pickle paper.

To recreate this homemade Valentine card:

1. Cut a piece of brown Bazzill cardstock measuring 5 7/8 inches by 8 1/8 inches (15cm by 20.6cm). Fold in half to create a card. Place in front of you so the fold is down the left side.

2. Cut a piece from the underside of Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock (that’s the checkered design you can see in the card above) measuring 3 3/4 inches by 2 inches (9.5cm by 5.2cm). Ink around the edges with brown ink. When dry, use a brown pen to draw a dashed border around the edges. Glue to your card approximately 1/2 inch (1.5cm) from the top edge.

3. Cut a piece of Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock measuring 3 3/4 inches by 3 1/8 inches (9.5cm by 8cm). Ink around the edges with brown ink. When dry, use a brown pen to draw a dashed border around the edges. Glue to your card approximately 1/4 inch (0.8cm) from the bottom edge.

4. Cut a piece of dark brown Bazzill cardstock measuring 3 3/4 inches by 5/8 inches (9.5cm by 1.6cm). Glue to your card across the join between your two Chatterbox pieces, as shown above.

5. Using brown ink and a heart shaped stamp, stamp a heart image on light brown cardstock. Cut out the heart shape and ink the edges with brown ink. When dry, glue at an angle on the right side of your card, as shown above.

6. Finally, place the word ‘Love’ across the bottom of your card. To create mine, I have cut the letters out of Rusty Pickle paper and inked the edges with brown ink, but you can use whatever letters you wish.

And voila! You have just created your first Valentine card. And, the design is so easy, you can make as many homemade Valentine cards as you wish. You can make them exactly the same or make them completely unique by changing your colours, patterned papers, letters and heart images. Play around and have some fun!

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