A Quick Valentine’s Day Craft

So this month’s days are just falling away like water down a waterfall. I can’t believe how many days of February have disappeared already! So, needless to say, Valentine’s day snuck up on me!!

But I have a quick craft idea anyone can do….

You’ll need:

  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • any craft supplies you have on hand (seriously, anything can be repurposed for this)
  • a couple photos
  • washi tape
  • a tiny amount of crafting talent
  • patience
  • glue

So here is my attempt. I was having the worst luck with glue and spilling gems everywhere, but here is the finished product.

  1. I took two pieces of dark blue cardstock and cut them in half and I punched 3 holes in the top. I took a second piece of paper and cut a small rectangle to put along the top of the blue cardstock. 
  2. Then I tied the three pieces of cardstock together at the top before gluing the pink piece over it to hide the holes and the string. Once it was dry, I was able to carefully bend the blue paper and create a seam  so that it could be opened easily. 
  3. Then, the fun part. I cut out a heart by hand and a picture from an old Little Me Paper Co. calendar and used them to decorate the front. The heart acted as the pocket for the picture. You could jazz it up with glitter or sequins or decorate it with pen. Go wild! Mine ended up looking like this:
  4. Now that I had the front done, I needed to decorate every page. I cut a teacup out of paper for one page, decorated another with feathers and glued a pretty gold envelope to a third for the kids to put messages in for their dad. Here are examples of my work so far:
  5. 5. I hope this has fueled your creativity. This is less of a tutorial and more of a “spark your imagination” post, obviously. I especially like the teacup I made because Josh and I have tea every night before bed, so I spent the most time on that page, with this being the result:

    The paper hearts tucked up inside of the cup as surprises to be found once the project is opened…. and the photograph is one of us on our honeymoon.

Hopefully, this gives you a few ideas on a handmade card or craft you can do for your loved one or bestie. This was a fun project and I can’t wait to have the kids add their own flare to some of the pages. Happy crafting!

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