Homemade Valentine Card

homemade valentineIf you can get your hands on some fancy colored paper, this simple layout can make a really nice card. I used some sample rice papers from an old scrapbook collection that worked well.
1. Fold letter-size white card stock paper in half to make a 5.5″ x 8″ card. Random squares and rectangles were cut to fit the paper in a loose grid, and were glued in place. Glue sticks work best so there are no wrinkles from wet glue.
2. With the scraps remaining, they are folded them in half to cut hearts that would fit each square or rectangle, i.e. tall skinny heart for a tall skinny box, etc. Glue them in place when they are finished. That’s it – there’s nothing quite like a homemade Valentine card.

5 Responses

  1. Lisa

    these are beautuful, thank you

  2. shauna

    So cute!

  3. Trish

    This was a great project for my kids. I blogged about it here: http://ttwcreative.blogspot.com/2010/02/handmade-valentines.html.

    In fact, a friend with similar-aged children and I both pick a project to do from your blog each week. The kicker? They live in London, we live in Chicago. Doing the same art project and comparing pictures of them is a great way to keep the kids connected!

    Thanks for this excellent resource!

  4. William

    Love it!

  5. Tess

    Easy peasy…. :)

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