Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
Do you remember when you were a kid and used to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards to pass out at school? Such care was taken to glue little heart-shaped doilies, buttons, and ribbons in place to make beautiful cards for your friends. It was a proud moment to share these original works of art and have the teacher praise you! Keep this nostalgic feeling alive by making your own Valentine’s Day cards today. You can make them with or without children. They’re easy and fun! (This post contains affiliate links.)
A word of warning … I made a lot of these little Valentine’s Day cards!
Hopefully the pictures will provide you with lots of inspiration for Valentine’s Day!
I found these adorable, scalloped, square note cards in the craft section of our grocery store. They were plain white with matching envelopes. I decided then and there to decorate both the cards and their envelopes.
I cut circles out of scrapbook paper and glued them onto most of the cards.
I had mini vintage cards from last year. Rather than glue them flat, I hot-glued a miniature white clothespin onto the note card and then clipped on the vintage Valentine to give it some dimension.
On other cards, I simply used ribbon, felt hearts, and buttons; making a variety of patterns.
I planned on cutting hearts from felt, but at that same store I found felt heart stickers.
Who knew the grocery store has cool craft supplies?
In order to take photos of the cards, I decided to string them up on my dresser.
I found pre-made decorative hearts at that same store. Good for me, this saved me time!
I have to admit, I had a lot of fun making my own homemade Valentine’s Day cards!
I made a bit of a mess on the kitchen island.
But that’s because I made a lot of Valentine’s Cards!!
This photo doesn’t even show all the cards!
I couldn’t stop with just the cards, could I? The envelopes got decorated, too!
I used stamps and ink to decorate the envelopes, using a script stamp and a bird stamp.
Now that I have all these homemade Valentine’s Day cards, who do I give them to?
Hubby said there better be at least one with his name on it!
You might also like these Valentine’s projects:
How to Make a Paper Heart Garland
Valentine’s Day Decor and Gifts
I love these! I know I’d much rather receive a hand crafted card over a store bought one. They make such a pretty display hanging and in your basket. You should go get more cards for Easter or other holidays!
Oh my goodness Jennifer…those are precious. I love the vintage touches. I agree…you should get more for other holidays! ~Tammy
Very pretty! In the day and age of email, this is refreshing!!! Have a lovely week! ~Christy
Oh, I just LOVE these, Jennifer! The cards are perfect and your wonderful embellishments – I can just imagine how much fun this was for you! Love the ones with the birds – beautiful, creative Valentine Tour post!
You have been a very busy cupid! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your handmade cards! They are so so pretty! Whoever gets these beautifully embellished cards will treasure them.
Thanks for sharing your Valentine’s Day inspiration!
So pretty Jennifer!
Theses cards are so sweet, Jennifer! I absolutely adore them! 🙂
These are so pretty! I understand why you couldn’t stop making them. What a fun project. They look awesome as a banner or sitting in the basket. Great job Jennifer.
I’m a blog newbie and I’m always amazed how creativ people are. I love your inspired ideas!!!! Wonderful things. Thank you for showing it.
Best wishes from Austria
Oh, I love all your Valentines. One year I made home made Valentines for the nursing home close to where we live. I thought it would be fun for them to have on their dinner tray on V. Day. I never heard what they thought but it made me feel good anyway. I know at my MIL’s nursing home they get cards from children or groups occasionally. I just think that’s a nice thing for kids of all ages to do. Just saying……..in case you can’t stop making those darling Valentines, this would give you another excuse.
Your beautiful Valentine’s Day cards bring back happy memories for me of making them with my daughters when they were little.
Love this Jennifer! So pretty ! I bet you can’t wait to make these with your sweet Granddaughter!
Jennifer, you’ve got the touch. I love this project and it is photographed so beautifully!
So pretty Jennifer! This would be a fun craft to do with the kiddos! People would keep these for years!
I make all my own greeting cards and yours are just darling. You just gave me an idea for one! 🙂
I do remember making Valentine cards as a child but they weren’t as pretty or fancy as yours. These are so beautiful! I’m thinking you had a fun time making them too. 🙂
Those are super cute. They came out wonderful. I love them like little banners on your dresser too. How cute. Great job.
These are really sweet!
Jennifer can u send me some…we need 31 for Lara’s class! Love each and EVERY one of them!
Those are precious! I love homemade card…hope you find the right people to give them to!
Those are PRESH !!!!!
I a-d-o-r-e these cards! and double bonus as a garland. I’m sure your Valentines will love to receive them.
What beautiful little treasures! I love the idea of using them in a garland! Thanks so much for joining us…hugs…Debbie
So beautiful, Jennifer! Handmade Valentines are the best. Sharing on my FB page today 😉
I love your Valentines! Someone is going to feel lucky when they get one! Happy to be on the Valentine Home Tour with you.
How darling, YOU MUST HAVE A FANTASTIC GROCERY STORE, oops, didn’t mean to do all capitals, but I’m too lazy to fix it. I was looking at the red heart garland and thought that would be cute for Christmas too. I know red hearts are used often in Swedish Yule decor. I love your creativity.
Your Valentines are darling! Two years ago my daughter needed to do a project for a college class and she decided on making Valentines for a nursing home. We made 48…it was so much fun and they came out great! Makes me want to dig out some craft supplies and make some again…… Thanks for the inspiration! karen…
So many cute ideas!! Thanks for all the inspiration, Jennifer!
Jennifer, these are ADORABLE! I would be thrilled to receive something like this!!! Hands down beats anything I’ve seen. So tell me WHAT grocery store did these cute supplies come from??? Need to visit that grocery store!! I don’t think mine has anything like that!
Love the way you have them displayed too in front of that white chest!
Pinned & G+
Love this project!!!
Frist I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards! WoW! Next, you must have a crazy great grocery store. These are too amazing for words.
How pretty! I love making Valentines and you’ve given lots of ideas! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
These are really adorable. I’d like to make them myself.
Pinning and sharing. 🙂
So sweet – thanks for sharing. Want to give this a bash x