Valentine's Day is just a week away and I've got a fun idea to make the day extra special - DIY Valentine's Exchange Cards! They're simple to make, adorable and they'll be unique! I've chosen a? mix of black, red and white so these Valentine's Exchange cards are gender neutral. Juts have your child sign their name on the back and they're ready to pass out to their friends.
DIY Valentine's Exchange Cards
Most of the supplies to make these Valentine's Exchange Cards can be found at Stampin' Up!. You'll need the following supplies:
- Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack
- Brights 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Neutrals 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- You Plus Me Stamp Set
- 2" Circle Punch
- Craft Glue Stick
- Paper Trimmer
Step 1. Using the 2" Circle Punch, punch out circles for the number of Valentines you'll need, using the arrows and hearts sheets of the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. (You'll notice a different paper shown, because I decided that I liked the two designs that I've shared better. However, it's still the same concept.)
Step 2. Using your paper trimmer, cut sheets of red and black card stock into 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces. Cut as many as you'll need Valentines for.
Step 3. Using the glue stick, glue the circle cut outs onto each 2.5 x 3.5 piece of card stock, trying to get as close to the middle as possible. The "Arrows" circle will go onto the red card stock and the "Hearts" circles onto the black card stock.
Step 4. Now you will need to cut more card stock using your paper trimmer. Trim the red to 1 x 2.5 inch size and the white will need to be sized to 1.5 x 2.5.
Step 5. Using black ink and the "Twitterpated" stamp, stamp out "Twitterpated onto the red 1 x 2.5 inch pieces of card stock. Now do the same with the "You're Sweet" stamp and the red ink onto the white card stock.
Step 6. Glue the red and white stamped card stock onto the middle of the Valentines cards.
See, I told you they're easy to make! And they were super fun too. I find that paper crafting tends to calm me and it can even be done while watching your favorite television show!
There are many different paper options in the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, so you can get as creative as you want, if you'd rather play around and make your own designs. If you make any, I'd love to see them!