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2014 Romantic Handmade Valentine's Day Cards Ideas

Written By Ally Alderton on Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Whip up cute and creative cards for Valentine's Day . You'll love these ideas to try in 2014! I hope you find the perfect idea for your special someone. .... Enjoy it !!!!


Design by Lisa Spangler : Lisa tied a ribbon around the front of her card base to ground the design, then layered cardstock, patterned paper, and a decorative label over the ribbon to create a focal point.
Editor's Tip: Look for embellishments that coordinate with your patterned paper and title, like the cherries on this card.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stamp: Hero Arts. Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket. Ribbon: May Arts. Ink: Tsukineko. Pen: Copic (red, brown, green), Sakura of America (black). Glitter glue: Ranger Industries. Embossing tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft


Design by Tracy Kyle : Tracy used patterned paper printed with sweet sentiments to create a colorful background on this Valentine's Day card. She dotted the "i" of her greeting with a heart for a seasonal touch. Editor's Tip: Tracy added subtle interest to her card by placing a heart of rhinestones behind her card sentiment. For an opposite effect, punch small holes in a shape on your card front, letting the inside of the card show through.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Stickers: Li'l Davis Designs (letters), Making Memories (red heart). Gems: Heidi Swapp.


Design by Lisa Storms : To create this clever card, Lisa embossed a wood-grain pattern on brown cardstock, then inked the edges to help the texture stand out. She added a die cut, piece of patterned paper, and stickers to simply embellish the greeting.
Editor's Tip: Missing a letter or punctuation mark? Use your creativity to cut one from another sticker. Lisa snipped a piece from a "P" to make her quirky question mark.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Stickers: BasicGrey (bird), Die Cuts With A View ("you be mine?"), Heidi Grace Designs ("wood"). Die cuts: My Mind's Eye. Punch, texture plate: Fiskars.


Design by Tracy Kyle : A die cut tree branch grounds a script-letter sentiment on Tracy's glittery valentine. Nontraditional colors create a modern look.
Editor's Tip: Look for heart-shape embellishments, like the button Tracy added to her card, for subtle reminders of the season.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Stickers, buttons: Doodlebug Design


Design by Tracy Kyle : A simple owl piecing gives Tracy's card a cute, trendy look. She covered the character in hearts and placed it on heart-pattern paper to play up the holiday theme.
Editor's Tip: Rather than spelling out your sentiment, choose a symbolic way to share your greeting. Tracy let her valentine know what's on her mind by filling a thought bubble with a chipboard heart.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Heidi Grace Designs. Glitter paper: Doodlebug Design. Chipboard accent: Scrapworks. Eyes: Westrim Crafts. Embossing plate: Sizzix. Die-cutting tool: Cricut. Punch: EK Success.


Design by Lisa Spangler : Lisa layered strips of patterned paper and stitches to create dimension on her valentine. A ribbon bow tied around the card front coupled with a thread tie at the front of her button accent complete the design.
Editor's Tip: Turn notebook paper on its side and use the rough edge to create a decorative border on your Valentine's Day card, as Lisa did here.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stamps: Hero Arts. Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle. Die-cutting tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Ribbon: Jo-Ann Stores. Ink: Tsukineko. Punch: EK Success.


Design by Lisa Spangler : Lisa created her card base from half cardstock, half patterned paper. She completed the design with a large die-cut frame. The decorative edges add whimsy to a simple rectangle card.
Editor's Tip: Hide the seam of two papers coming together with a decorative ribbon, like Lisa did here. SOURCES: Cardstock, gems, stamps: Hero Arts. Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle. Die-cutting tool: QuicKutz (large frame), Spellbinders (small frame). Ribbon: Making Memories. Ink: Memories (red), Ranger Industries (distress), Tsukineko (black). Pens: Copic. Glitter glue: Ranger Industries.


Design by Lisa Spangler : Make your valentine sparkle by embellishing with gems, as Lisa did. Rhinestones placed in a line draw attention to her greeting and a trio of jewel hearts adds color and dimension.
Editor's Tip: Get a special handmade feel by using notebook paper as a base and adding simple sayings in a typewriter font. (You can change the opacity of your text in image-editing software to get the faded look.) SOURCES: Cardstock, gems, stamps: Hero Arts. Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle. Ribbon: American Crafts. Ink: Stewart Superior (pink) Tsukineko (brown). Pens: Copic. Punch: EK Success.


Design by Tracy Kyle : Use a circle cutter or template to cut circles from patterned paper and adhere to the folded cardstock base. Cut coordinating border strips from cardstock; add ribbons and a printed tag. SOURCES: Cardstock: National Cardstock. Patterned paper: Daisy D's Paper Co. (floral), Anna Griffin (paisley), and The Paper Company (collage). Circle Coluzzle template: Provo Craft. Tag: Making Memories.


Design by Tracy Kyle : Fold cardstock for the card base and add strips of black. Attach flower-shape tags with decorative brads and ribbon. Add a metal sentiment charm.
SOURCES: Flower-shape tags: Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: May Arts. Brads and metal word: Making Memories.


Design by Cathy Blackstone : Cut a heart from fabric and adhere it to the cream cardstock. Ink the cardstock edges and zigzag-stitch the cardstock to the card front. Stamp a message and heart tags; attach as shown.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Rubber stamps: Hero Arts. Stamp ink: Nick Bantock for Ranger Industries (brown) and Clearsnap (pink).


Design by Candi Gershon : Attach patterned paper and vellum to the card front with mini brads. Wrap a length of ribbon around the front panel and secure matted letters with adhesive dots. Add paper flowers and cover the ribbon ends inside the card with pink cardstock.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: SEI. Printed vellum: American Crafts. Punch-out letters: Mustard Moon. Brads: Lasting Impressions for Paper.


Design by Candi Gershon : Cut patterned paper to fit the folded card front. Add a library card pocket. Attach a computer-printed message to the pocket and insert a handwritten library card adorned with stickers and a ribbon. Stamp hearts on the cardstock, cut them out, and mount.
SOURCES: Patterned paper and letter stickers: Me and My Big Ideas. Computer font: Miss Priss downloaded off the Internet. Card pocket: Kopp Designs. Library card: Boxer Scrapbooks Productions. Rubber stamps: Stampin? Up! (large heart) and PSX (little heart). Stamp ink: Close To My Heart.


Design by Jennifer McGuire : Attach cardstock to the folded card front and add a swatch of coordinating fabric. Add a square of textured cardstock, more fabric, and a small silver charm adorned with ribbon.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Textured paper: The Jennifer Collection. Heart charm: Hap's Memories.


Design by Jennifer McGuire : Mount a piece of dark pink cardstock on the front of a folded card and stamp the heart pattern with white ink. Cut light pink cardstock into a curving corner shape and attach. Cover the curve with threaded buttons and paper flowers and add rub-on sentiment.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves. Rubber stamps: Hero Arts. Stamp ink: Tsukineko.

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