Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Hearts Valentine's Day Card

You can make this beautiful Valentine's Day card at home by following these simple instructions.

  • Whisper White Card stock, 8 1/2" by 5 1/2", folded in half to make a 4.25" by 5.5" card, plus some extra for stamping the hearts
  • Printed scrapbook paper in coordinating colors, cut 3" by 5 1/2"
  • 2 heart-shaped stamps that are about the same size. I used two from a retired "Happy Hearts" set, but you could use the "I [Heart] Hearts" set or any other heart-shaped stamp
  • Real Red ink pad and card stock
  • Pink Pirouette ink pad and card stock
  • A circle punch that is slightly larger than your heart stamp
  • A ribbon hole punch or other small hole punch
  • 3/8" satin or grosgrain Pink ribbon at least 6 1/2" in length
  • scissors
  • glue & pop dots
  • white glitter, clear glitter glue, or clear glitter puff paint
  1. Carefully tear a decorative edge on one of the long sides of the printed scrapbook paper. Glue it to the top of your card, as shown, with the torn edge at the bottom.
  2. Using one of your heart stamps, stamp two hearts onto white cardstock using Pink ink. Carefully cut them out leaving a thin border around them. Stamp the other heart stamp using red ink and cut it out with a thin border as well.
  3. Punch out two red circles from the red cardstock and one pink circle from the pink cardstock.
  4. Adhere the pink hearts to the red circles and the red heart onto the pink circle using pop dots so they look 3-dimensional. Arrange them onto the card as shown and glue the down. It's okay if they overlap a bit.
  5. Use the ribbon punch to create evenly spaced holes along the bottom edge of the card, (only punching through the top layer). You must have an even number of holes for this effect to look like the picture. My ribbon punch makes two rectangular slits, so I punched 6 times across, making 12 holes in all.
  6. Starting at one end, weave your ribbon in and out of the holes, gently pulling the ribbon all the way through as you go. Trim both ends of the ribbon with a slanted angle or in a V to prevent fraying.
  7. Add glitter accents to the center of the red heart, or wherever it would look nice with your particular hearts. If you are using real glitter, draw a heart shape using Elmer's glue, sprinkle glitter on the top and shake off the excess. If you are using glitter glue or puff paint, just draw a heart shape border and then "color in" the center.


  1. Sarah, This is a wonderful Valentine card! I appreciate the time it took to write out the detailed recipe. (I do "project recipes" for each of the projects I offer at my card I know how time consuming it can be!) TFS (following you now)

    P.S. I also enjoyed reading your color coach and inspiration list! I think you covered just about everything. The photos really added to it!
    You're invited to visit my "Avenue of Art".
    ( - Micki

    1. Thanks Micki! I am following you now as well. I love the card you made with the peek-a-boo frame. So clever!

  2. What a pretty Valentine's day card! I'm your latest follower from SC! Stop on by sometime!

    Chanda Stehlik

    1. I'm following both. You have gorgeous cards! Thanks so much!