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Whether your child needs 30 cards for his entire class or you want to send a few love notes to friends and family, these homemade Valentines are simple and inexpensive to make. This guide is about homemade Valentine's Day cards.
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February 9, 2010

With some fabric scraps, cardstock, and a few other supplies, kids can create these cute kitty Valentine cards in no time at all.

Approximate Time: About 30 minutes

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Supplies:

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 4x9 inches, and fold in half.

Cut a 3 inch heart from fabric scrap for cat's face. Cut a smaller heart (about 1 inch) from coordinating fabric for cat's ears. Cut the smaller heart in half vertically.

Apply glue around back edge of large heart and place it upside-down on card. Apply glue to each half of small heart and glue underneath cat's face for ears (refer to photo).

Cut two small circles from craft foam for eyes and glue into place. Using black marker, draw cat's nose and whiskers. Write "I love you" or other personal message below cat's head.

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February 12, 2011

Make your own unique Valentine's card to show that special person in your life just how much you care for them. All you need are a few scraps of paper, some wax crayons, and a touch of imagination. Add some kisses for a final flourish and you'll have the perfect greeting for February 14.
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Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Find a textured surface such as a floor or wall panel from which to take a wax rubbing. Lay a piece of cartridge or tissue paper over the surface and rub a wax crayon over the paper until you get an impression. Rub a crayon in the opposite direction to build up the image.

    Note: Use several different colours of crayons to add variety to your design.

  2. Cut a square out of the textured paper from step 1 and glue it onto the front of a blank card. Leave to dry.
  3. From a piece of coloured paper, cut out two heart shapes of slightly different sizes to fit within your textured background. Cut out a second heart from the centre of each shape to create a pair of heart silhouettes.
  4. Arrange the heart silhouettes on to the textured background and glue into place. Let dry.
  5. Use a metallic pen to draw a border around your finished design. Write a romantic greeting inside your card and then place it inside an envelope.

By Anne from United Kingdom

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February 7, 2016

This Valentine's Day, make your sweetheart a card with Cupid as the focus point of the card. As the symbol widely associated with love and affection, this Cupid will make sure that your message of love won't be lost!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • 11.2 x 5.5 in red cardstock
  • A6 sized ordinary white printer paper
  • 2 white heart-shaped paper doilies sized 5.2" x 5.2"
  • 2 red feathers
  • 18 pearl flat-sided rhinestone flowers
  • 12 small 3D self-adhesive foam squares
  • pair of 5 mm wiggle eyes
  • teaspoonful of sesame seeds
  • flesh colored acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • black and red felt-tip pens
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • clear-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
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Steps:

  1. Score the red cardstock to create a card sized 5.5" x 5.5".
  2. With the fold at the top, centre and glue one of the paper doilies to the front of the card.
  3. Draw a circle with a diameter of 1.4" on the piece of white printer paper. Paint the circle with the flesh paint, allow to dry and cut it out.
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  5. From the second doily cut a heart that will be Cupid's body. Unless your doily contains an imbedded heart at the bottom like the one on the doily I used, you will have to cut your own heart with a size of 2.1" x 2.1".
  6. Glue Cupid's face to the card, and the red feathers below the face to add the wings.
  7. Add the 3D foam squares to the back of the smaller heart, and then add this heart to the card.
  8. Use the rhinestone flowers to decorate Cupid's body.
  9. Use glue and sesame seeds to add Cupid's hair, and glue the wiggle eyes in place.
  10. Use the black pen to add nostrils and a mouth, and draw heart-shaped cheeks with the red pen. Whoo-hoo! Cupid is ready to spread some love!
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January 29, 2013

Make this sweet card to give this Valentine's Day.

FInished card.

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January 19, 2012

Hang a glow stick on his car mirror if you can. Have a tape ready in the player so when he starts his car, the song "You Light Up My Life" starts playing.

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January 14, 2012

Use some marbled pink cardboard, double-sided glitter scrapbook cardboard, and a few odds and ends to make a Valentine's card for your loved one.

Hugs and Kisses Valentines Card Step 7

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February 11, 2011

My staff gets very little recognition. The least little bit of recognition makes them happy. We have a fabulous nursing team and every so often I like to tell them how much they are appreciated for the work they do.

Valentine umbrella

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January 24, 20060 found this helpful

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have some darling, easy cards to make from just construction paper, craft glue, markers, and googly eyes (optional).

Brown puppy card.

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February 7, 2010

Kids will enjoy making these puppy love Valentines for their classmates.

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February 10, 2009

Make a pretty love note and display it using memo or note holder this Valentine.

Valentine note

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February 3, 2009

I have done this candy card for my husband a few times in 11 years. It is cheap and easy. All you need is a piece of poster board, a marker, and candy bars.

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February 3, 2016

Here is a cute, simple, and easy card that you can simply make with things in the house. Simple materials and steps make it easy to create this in a limited time.

Valentine's Day Card

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January 28, 2010

Kids will love creating their own "froggy" Valentine cards. They will "leap" for joy making these cute cards, which require few supplies and a little time.

Froggy
Valentine Card

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February 12, 2009

Need a last minute valentine craft? My year old granddaughter and I made 25 of these for her class in about 90 minutes. We call them Heart Posies.

Heart Posies

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February 5, 20080 found this helpful

These cute Valentine cards are easy to make and fun to give! Even small children can put them together.

Puppy Love Valentine Cards

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February 3, 2009

This is a cute card kids can make themselves to let the special people in their lives know that they are their "biggest fans".

Valentine's Day Fan Card

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February 7, 2008

When buying cards for Valentine's Day or other special occasions, the really pretty ones with the glitter usually cost more than the ones without glitter. I decided to start purchasing the plain cards and add the glitter myself, using glitter paint.

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January 26, 20051 found this helpful

For a special Valentine's Day cards make snowflake hearts, just as you would make paper snowflakes but in the shape of hearts. Cut out a large heart, fold it a few times, then take a pair of scissors and cut different shaped wedges around the edges.

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

This homemade Valentine's Day card would be great to make for your significant other. This tutorial will show you how to make a pure love Valentine's Day card.

Pure Love Valentine's Day Card - finished heart card

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

A shoe insole and some crochet skills are all you need to create this clever Valentine's Day card. This is a guide about making a "sole" mate Valentine.

Valentine in the shape of a shoe sole.

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December 10, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a Valentine heart card. An easy card project to make for a fun special greeting.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

Show your love inexpensively by making a box that explodes into beautiful vintage wrapping paper. This is a guide about making an exploding box Valentine card.

Exploding Box Valentine Card

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

Showing your love for people of all ages can be done with a personalized homemade Valentine card. This is a guide about making an "I woof you" Valentine's day card.

finished card

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Tootsie Pops are very versatile when it comes to making a cute seasonal treat. This is a guide about making a Tootsie Pop butterfly Valentine.

tootsie pop butterfly

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

This cute owl shaped card with its heart shaped wings is a fun project for your children to make and give on Valentine's Day. This is a guide about making an easy owl Valentine.

Polka dot owl Valentine card.

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December 6, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a 3D Valentine heart flower card. The 3-D flower petals make this card even more charming.

3D Valentine Heart Flower Card

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February 7, 2013

What kid doesn't like tic-tac-toe or candy? These Valentine's are so easy to make and are perfect for a school Valentine's day party!

tic tac toe valentines

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February 4, 2013

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and a heart-shaped paper punch to create two stickmen hugging each other for this fun Valentine's card.

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February 3, 2012

If you enjoy making cards instead of buying them, here are 3 fun Valentine cards for kids. Children can help make them for their classmates!

Yellow phone.

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January 20, 2012

Give your sweetie a gift from the heart that won't break the bank this year. This card is easy to make and it's design is only limited by your own creativity.

Stitched Heart Valentine's Card

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February 13, 2008

To create this card, cut a horizontal sheet of paper from left to right (ending up with two long strips of paper). Fold one in half. Cut a 3 x 3 sheet of tissue paper and fold into the wrapper shape then secure to the card with a piece of double stick tape.

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February 12, 2008

Foamies have become very popular during the past couple of years. You can find them in all shapes and sizes and for almost every holiday. They are great for children's craft projects, but anyone can use them to make easy, creative greeting cards.

Valentine's Foamies

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January 17, 2007

After the holidays we often have copies of photos of our kids that lack the quality fit for using in a scrapbook. So, instead of "chucking" these photos, make use of them for Valentines Day.

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April 6, 20170 found this helpful

This handmade Valentine will surely delight the recipient, plus it is fun to make as well. This is a guide about "You make my heart pop" Valentine card.

You Make My Heart Pop Valentine Card - add hair, eyes, and mouth plus make a frame from decorative lace tape, trim protruding edges

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February 7, 20170 found this helpful

Decorating a discarded DVD and its case is a fun way to make a unique card for Valentine's Day. This is a guide about DVD case Valentine's Day card.

DVD Case Valentine's Day Card

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Multiple heart motifs and elements make this lovely card sure to please your Valentine. This is a guide about how to make an abundant hearts Valentine's Day card.

Abundant Hearts Valentine's Day Card - add self adhesive foam squares to back of beaded heart  and stick to card

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Give this heart shaped card to your favorite valentine. This is a guide about making a mock mosaic Valentine's day card.

A Valentine's day card with a heart, mesh, lace and flowers.

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December 27, 20160 found this helpful

A lollipop heart card is a great gift for your sweetheart this Valentines Day. This is a guide about making a lollipop heart card.

Lollipop Heart Cards - heart shaped cards with lollipops on front

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

A fun project to share a moment in history with someone you love for Valentine's day. This is a guide about making photo Valentines.

Completed ballerina card, including message.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a puppy dog Valentine card. Paper heart shapes can be arranged together to create a cute puppy face for a Valentine's card.

Puppy Dog Valentine Card

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

By adding a nice crochet edge you can make a Valentine's Day card more personal and special. This is a guide about making a crocheted edge Valentine card.

Crochet edged card.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Convex plastic packaging can be used to create this fun treat filled Valentine's Day card. This is a guide about making a recycled window Valentine card.

A Valentine's Day window card with candy hearts.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a heart pocket card. A fun way to share a Valentine treat is with a pocket card.

Heart Pocket Card

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February 15, 2010

Pink heart-shaped with accordion-folded medallion creates a sweet centerpiece for this Valentine card.

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