Valentine’s Day cards – a selection of different Valentine’s Day cards on a table.

4 creative ideas for making an individually designed Valentine's Day card

Are you looking for something extra special? A handwritten love note with a personal message is a great way to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day. You could put the love note inside your handmade Valentine’s Day card. In this article you will find 4 easy and creative ideas to help you design and make a fantastic Valentine's Day card.

Idea 1: mak­ing a ro­man­tic Valen­tine’s Day card

You will have a great Valentine’s Day card in no time at all thanks to this easy and creative idea. The hearts will help to give the card a more romantic look and it also allows you to get as creative as you like.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – materials needed to make a romantic Valentine’s Day card.

What you will need

  • Craft paper

  • Red, pink, purple, peach orange and white sugar paper

  • A black fine liner & a pencil

  • Adhesive pads or Pritt Stick

  • A pair of Scissors or a hole puncher

A step-by-step guide on how to make a romantic handmade Valentine’s Day card

  • Start by folding the craft paper in the middle and then put it on the side for later.

  • Using a pair of scissors cut some small hearts out of the sugar paper or if you prefer you can also use a hole puncher for this. You can either make a heart shaped template or you can print one out.

  • Now it’s time to get creative by drawing a motif on your craft paper, e.g. lots of balloon strings, a bouquet of flowers or a hot air balloon.

  • Next stick the little hearts onto the craft paper with Pritt Stick or to get a great 3D effect try using some adhesive pads.

  • You can now add the finishing touches to your homemade Valentine's Day card such as a little message.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – finished Valentine’s Day cards with heart patterns.

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Did you know …

that Valentine's Day cards are an old tradition? During the 17th century, handwritten greeting cards were popular Valentine's Day gifts as well as flowers and sweets.

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Idea 2: mak­ing a tra­di­tion­al Valen­tine’s Day card

The classic symbol for love is a red heart. If you would like to put a modern twist on this classic symbol for your Valentine's Day card, then this is the perfect choice. You will most probably be able to get started straight away as most of the materials below you will have at home.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – materials needed to make a traditional Valentine’s Day card.

What you will need

  • Thick white sugar paper

  • Pink sugar paper

  • A pencil and a ruler

  • A pair of scissors

  • A small plate

  • Glue or adhesive strips

A step-by-step guide on how to make a traditional handmade Valentine’s Day card

  • Cut out a strip of pink sugar paper that is slightly smaller and longer than your plate.

  • Next put the plate onto the cut out strip of pink sugar paper and then trace around the edges of the plate with a pencil.

  • Now turn the piece of paper so that the shorter edges are on the left and right.

  • Fold the pink sugar paper back and forth in an accordion shape.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – a Valentine’s Day card with a more traditional look.
  • Now fold your piece of paper once in the middle and then stick the inside together.

  • Glue your folded heart onto a piece of thick sugar paper. Finish off your handmade card by adding a little message such as "Happy Valentine's Day". You can either handwrite a little message in the card or instead you could use a computer printed label and just stick it in your handmade Valentine’s Day card once you’re done.

Idea 3: mak­ing a cre­ative Valen­tine’s Day card

This Valentine’s Day card is a great choice if you enjoy game nights. If you have planned a games night for this Valentine’s Day make sure to make this cleverly creative card as it will make your partner’s heart skip a beat.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – a creative card with wooden letters.

What you will need

  • Wooden letters such as those from the board game Scrabble. You can either take them from an old board game or buy individual wooden letters.

  • Thick white sugar paper

  • Brown sugar paper

  • Design paper

  • A pair of scissors

  • Glue or adhesive pads

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Helpful tip …

… You can also make your own design paper quite easily. Find a suitable design on the internet such as manuscript paper and then print it out on coloured or tracing paper.

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A step-by-step guide on how to make a creative handmade Valentine’s Day card

  • Start by folding the piece of white sugar paper in half. This will be the base for your Valentine's Day card.

  • Now measure both the length and the width of your card. The total size of the design paper should be 1cm smaller than your card in order to make sure that your card has a chic white border. Therefore, measure out a slightly smaller rectangle on your design paper and cut it out.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – a Valentine’s Day card with wooden letters.
  • Next stick your cut out piece of design paper in the centre of your card.

  • Now add your letters to the card and once you are finished you can use glue or adhesive pads to stick them to it.

  • Now you can cut out any small decorative elements such as hearts from the brown sugar paper and stick them onto the Valentine’s Day card. Voilà, your handmade Valentine’s card is ready to go.

Idea 4: mak­ing a quirky Valen­tine’s Day card

This quirky version of a Valentine’s Day card is a really nice way to show your partner how special they are to you. This fantastic card is really easy to make last minute as all you will need is some sugar paper.

Making homemade Valentine’s Day cards – materials needed to make a quirky Valentine’s Day card.

What you will need

  • White, red or cream coloured sugar paper

  • A red fine liner

  • Glue or adhesive pads

  • An old playing card for adding an extra creative touch

A step-by-step guide on how to create a quirky Valentine’s Day card

  • Start by folding the cream coloured sugar paper in half to keep a blank space on your card.

  • Outline an old playing card or draw the shape of a playing card on the white sugar paper. Repeat this step on the piece of red sugar paper. Make sure to make the outline slightly bigger on the red sugar paper so that it will stand out on the white background. Draw around the red card again, but this time leave a little bit of space.

  • Next cut out the red and the white card and then stick the white card in the middle of the red one.

  • Now cut out two smaller hearts and one larger heart from the red sugar paper.

  • You can stick the larger heart in the middle on your white playing card with some glue or an adhesive pad for a great 3D effect.

  • Draw a capital ‘A’ in the upper left and lower right corner as shown in the picture below.

Making your own Valentine’s Day cards – a quirky Valentine’s Day card with a playing card design.
  • Now stick the smaller heart under the A on the top left corner and over the A on the bottom right corner.

  • Next you will need to cut out a rectangle from the white sugar paper for your message and then cut out a slightly bigger rectangle from the red sugar paper.

  • Finally, add a personal message to your Valentine’s Day card such as "You won my heart" or "You are my ace". Stick the red part first onto the blank space and then stick the white part onto the blank card underneath your playing card.

Con­clu­sion: mak­ing your own Valen­tine’s Day card with our step-by-step guides

By following our easy step-by-step guides, you will be able to make your own Valentine’s Day card in no time at all. You will most probably already have most of the materials at home if you don’t these materials are easy to procure. A handmade Valentine’s Card along with a small gift will definitely put a smile on your partner’s face.

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