I Heart You: A Sweet & Simple Valentine Craft

I just adore Valentines Day, simply because… all the pink!

Ooh, and the pretty-pretty flowers. They’re quite lovely.

Now… shall we discuss Valentines crafting? I think so.

I can vividly recall my first experience with handmade Valentine cards – I was in the third grade, nine years old, or so. Though I was a fairly artistic child, creating original Valentines for my classmates had never occurred to me.  And then… I happened upon a FamilyFun Magazine treat idea, one involving bubblegum pink card stock, Jolly Rancher Lollipops (the best kind of lollipops), and a heart-shaped cookie cutter. My elementary school life was forever changed.

Although I no longer attend classes, I decided to make a number of Valentines this year… my fourth-grade brother is grateful, since he now doesn’t have to go through the trouble himself. (After all, in his opinion, video games > crafts.)

So! Now comes the part where I explain these cute little cards to you. (Detailed instructions can be found below.)

I played around in Photoshop for a while this past weekend, putting together the image visible above (and those below, as well). Then, I printed the one with a white background out onto 35 4×6 sheets of lilac card stock. That seemingly random space towards the top of the card? Yep… it is indeed intentional. I chose to set Valentine stickers there, but ribbon would be just darling, too. Finally, place a heart shaped chocolate candy (such as these) atop each of the ‘Hearts’. I recommend using either hot glue or tape to stick them down.

And… ta da! A perfectly simple & sweet treat for kids, friends, teachers, etc. (Click Here if you’d like to see a visual. I opted against sharing one on the blog – poor photo quality – but you can check it out on my Twitter page.)

Ooh! Ooh! And… you can save/print your own for free below, or in the Lace & Lilacs Shop!

Print Print Recipe

I Heart You Valentines

{ ingredients }

Supplies:

One of the Above Images

Card Stock (both the color and size are up to you)

Stickers or Ribbon

Hot Glue or Scotch Tape

Heart Shaped Chocolates

{ directions }

1) Print the image onto the card stock of your choice. (I actually put the file on a flash drive and went to Kinko's for printing assistance.)

2) Decorate the cards with ribbon, stickers, etc. Don't forget to sign them!

3) Glue or tape a heart shaped chocolate (or a similar wrapped candy) onto each of the large, red hearts.

4) Share them with your family, friends, classmates, children, etc...

Enjoy!

Inspired By: Oopsey Daisy

xoxo (and tons of hearts!)

– Abby

VIEW PDFs HERE:

print and/or save any or all of the following images: 

ABC Valentine CraftPurple

ABCValentineCraftPink

ABCValentineCraftWhite

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{ 4 Responses to “ }I Heart You: A Sweet & Simple Valentine Craft”

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    love it! so sweet <3

    • Abby — February 4th, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Kayle! 🙂

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    What a sweet craft idea! Handmade Valentine cards are the absolute best, I think!

    • Abby — February 5th, 2015 @ 4:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura! I love making cards myself and seeing people’s reactions to them. It makes the gift-giving experience so much more special 🙂

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