Easy handmade Valentine's Day cards

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA/GMT

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 5:42 PM

It is the day before Valentine's Day and getting the right card can sometimes be a challenge.

Making a card by hand is a special touch that can be easy and loved by your Valentine. And it is not too late to get started.

The first card is made using a number of easy papercrafting techniques. Standard cardstock is used and cut to 5"x10". Fold in half. To create the message on the outside, you will need 2-way glue (Zig-2way glue was used), embossing powder of your choice color and a heating tool. Simply write your word of "Love" on the  outside with the glue pen. Then sprinkle embossing powder over the word. Make sure you shake off any extra powder. Take your heating tool and heat the word to create a raised letter feel. On the inside, cut a piece of crafting string long enough to stretch across the inside of the card. Cut out hearts using different styles/textures of cardstock paper. Mini clothesline pins can be purchased at any any craft shop. Use the clothesline pins to put the heart on the inside of the card.

The second card was made using washi tape, a stamp of your choice, embossing ink, embossing powder, foam pop dots and your heating tool. First, use the stamp to emboss the phrase/word on the bottom right of the piece of craft paper. Cut the paper to the size you need. Then adhere different colors and styles of washi tape to the same piece of paper. Add small hearts to the end of the washi tape using foam dots to give depth to your card. Cut the hearts out of different textures/styles of paper. The inside just needs your handwritten note or a phrase stamped on the card. 

The third card was very simple. Cut out two heart using two different style/prints of cardstock of paper. Pick any color for the card. Tape or glue the larger heart to the front of the card. Use a foam pop dot to add the send heart.

Be sure to use card stock so the card has enough weight. The note cards can be purchased at any craft store. Stamps, ink, embossing powder and other supplies can be purchased for minimal cost and used over and over for other projects.

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