I remember making handmade Valentine’s Day cards years ago, but it’s not something I’ve done in recent years. Cards are always a special part of any occasion for our family. I enjoy pouring over the greeting cards sections in stores searching for just the right one. But, creating a handmade card is a fun way to make the card unique. I sorted through my Valentine’s Day crafting items and found some pretty felt hearts along with some wood craft hearts. Those hearts sparked an idea for my Handmade Valentine’s Day Heart Card.
Once I decided to use the felt and wood hearts, I gathered up other items I would need for the card.
Adhesive Letters (not shown in photo)
Once I had the supplies on hand, I had to decide on the best way to attach all of the pieces. To join the two felt hearts together, I stapled them near the top.
To cover the staples, small pieces of ribbon were hot glued over the staples.
I added an additional strip of the same ribbon down the back of the card just to give it a decorative look.
The wood heart with a cutout was one that I used on a Valentine’s Day Wreath a couple of years ago. That wreath has since been deconstructed and given different looks and items used on it were put back into my craft stash. The wood heart had been painted with gold glitter spray paint and a small white ribbon added when I used it on the wreath. It didn’t need to be redone for the card. I painted the second wood heart with gold craft paint and added some glittery sprinkles to it.
When I started making this I thought I would use a gold pen to write a Valentine’s saying on the wood heart, but after I decided to add the glitter, the pen wasn’t the way to go. I have lots of adhesive letters in my craft stash, so I sorted through until I found some red ones in a pretty font. I needed a short, sweet saying and I decided on using “2 Hearts 1 Love.”
The wood heart is hot glued to the bottom heart.
The cutout heart is hot glued to the front of the card.
This is such an easy to make Handmade Valentine’s Day Heart Card and it doesn’t take long at all to put together. Using items in my craft stash is always a bonus.
We’re sharing this as part of a Handmade Card Link Party that we are co-hosting with a group of our blogging friends. The party will open on January 31st, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but any handmade cards are welcomed to be linked up. Stop by the party and share your handmade cards with us starting on January 31 and going through February 10.
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Handmade Valentine’s Day Heart Card
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!