Handmade Valentines Cards…

Here’s a popular rewind post from last January…and yes, I do make my own Valentine cards :) 

Today, I played…and I felt like I was right back in second grade. The first time I remember making Valentines, and the all important construction paper “mailbox” that hung off the front of my school desk, I was in Mrs. Bacon’s class. Yes, that was her real name :) Do you remember making Valentines when you were in school?

If I close my eyes I can actuallly recall the smell of paste and remember my excitement of the thought of Valentines. I didn’t even know what a Valentine was but I knew that I was going to make cards for everyone in my class.  I was astonished when my mailbox was stuffed with lovely cards from everyone in my class. Such a fun and innocent time.

Today, I got to bring back a bit of that joy into my life. I dug into my craft bins and pulled together an assortment of items that I thought were Valentine friendly.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI have some kraft paper stock note cards and envelopes, so I decided to use these as my base. I began pulling things together and placing them on the cards.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI also used stamps…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesIsn’t this bee cute?

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI only applied ink to “my Valentine”.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI glued down the cutout hearts…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesPlaced in the envelope and ready for a lucky recipient :)

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesBakers twine for the envelope.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI added special messages to the envelopes…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesReady for Valentines Day!

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

I think handmade cards are cute and a little extra special for a loved one. Plus, with the cost of greeting cards SO high, you can make your own cards for a fraction of the cost. Thanks for letting me share my play-day with you!

Comments

  1. says

    These Valentines are so cute! I can totally remember getting Valentine cards in school and you’re right it was such a fun day. Just so you know it blows my mind you just whipped these materials out of your craft bins. I will still in the craft store trying to get a theme together. You inspire me!

    • says

      Hey CoCo – I admittedly have a big craft stockpile. I’m always on the hunt for after-holiday markdowns in the crafts department. I have found great items for as low as one penny!

  2. says

    These are so cute! I love how you tied in the bee stamp! Handmade cards are always better to receive than store bought. :)

  3. says

    Vicki, those handmade Valentines are so beautiful and thoughtful. You know I’ve never made my own cards, well besides back in grade school. Those were the days. Your creativity knows no limits and this is the greatest idea as they are so personal and meaningful. xo Lisa

  4. says

    These are adorable! That little bee stamp is perfect :-) Craft playtime is the best. Your special ones will really love these ~ as they should on Valentine’s Day! Bwg ~~~

  5. says

    So special! I would feel honored to receive a card that looks so pretty and has so much love invested in it. Handmade cards carry so much of a personal touch and mean more than a random card picked up at the store.

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