Easy Make Your Own Valentine's Cards

Updated on February 14, 2018

Homemade Valentine's Cards

There's something pretty special about a handmade Valentine's card—so make sure you give it to someone special!

These cards are also fun to do and you don't need a huge lot of artistic talent to make them. Each card uses a different technique and materials, and all are fun to do. You can add extras on to them to make your designs elaborate, or you can keep them simple. It's up to you!

Two Easy Valentine's Card Ideas

Handmade Valentine's cards show you care!
Handmade Valentine's cards show you care! | Source

Both of the ideas shown here are easy to do, but the easiest by far is the kisses: it requires no artistic ability at all. (Just the ability to kiss!) But it might not be the first choice for a man making a card because it does involve wearing some make up!

Instructions in Pictures - Version 1: Tissue Hearts

1. Cut out the heart shapes.
1. Cut out the heart shapes. | Source
2. Glue tissue paper on the inside of the card.
2. Glue tissue paper on the inside of the card. | Source
Glue the backing onto the card, and then it is complete.
Glue the backing onto the card, and then it is complete. | Source

How to Make Valentine's Day Card Version 1: Tissue Hearts

Materials required:

  • 1 thick piece of A4 paper (or thin card.)
  • 1 medium or thin piece of A4 paper
  • Some tissue paper scraps in different colors
  • Glue stick

Equipment needed:

  • Sharp craft knife
  • Pencil

OR (especially if children are making the cards)

  • Heart shaped craft punch

Although I chose subtle colors for this card, you can use any colors you'd like. The first time I made it I used a black background and rainbow colored hearts.

This card is made of two layers of paper with the tissue paper sandwiched in between. Because you will be cutting into the outside layer, it should be a light or medium weight paper, and the inner layer can be thicker so that the card stands up easily.

Tip: By using single or multiple layers of tissue paper you can get a variety of shades from just a few colors.

Instructions

  1. Fold both sheets of paper in half to make your card shape.
  2. Select the colored paper. On one side only, cut out some hearts.
    If you are using a craft knife to cut them out, draw the hearts out with a pencil first. If you are using the craft heart cutter, you don't need to draw them first.
  3. Arrange the hearts randomly around your card. Or if you wish you can arrange them more precisely—the design is up to you!
  4. Stick scraps of tissue paper onto the wrong side of the colored card, so all the hearts are covered. Vary the number of layers you use, and you can also layer different colors together to get more variety. (To avoid tearing the tissue paper, don't glue it, but instead glue the card around the holes and then stick the paper onto it.)
  5. Glue the white paper or card onto the colored sheet to create a neat finish inside your Valentine's card. To do this you only need to glue around the edges and add a few dabs in the middle of the card.
  6. Add your message.

Instructions in Pictures - Version 2: Kisses Card

1) Put on some lipstick!
1) Put on some lipstick! | Source
2) Kiss the card!
2) Kiss the card! | Source
2) Add sequins if you wish, and use scraps of colored paper to add interest.
2) Add sequins if you wish, and use scraps of colored paper to add interest. | Source

How to Make Valentine's Day Card Version 2: Kisses Card

Although this card is very easy to make, it probably requires a little explanation, because the method is unusual to say the least! It's also a lot of fun and makes a very striking card.

You make "kisses" on the card by literally kissing it. You need a lipstick that is firm in texture and not greasy. Otherwise, all you'll get is a smudge.

Because this card is only one layer, you will need a thick paper or card that can stand up by itself.

The instructions given here are for the card you see above. Having worked as a designer, I feel confident when creating craft pieces such as these and chose to do a randomly arranged design, but if you are less confident of your abilities, then it's fine to plan it out more evenly.

Materials required:

  • Brightly colored lipstick
  • Thick paper of thin card
  • Additional scraps of paper (optional)
  • Sequins, such as hearts or flowers (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put a fairly thick layer of lipstick on your lips.
  2. Fold the paper in half to make your card.
  3. "Kiss" the card firmly.
  4. Reapply lipstick every 1–2 kisses depending on the quality of the lip prints.
  5. For more variety, you can also use textured papers and glue these onto the card.
  6. Add extra decorations such as sequins, if you wish. Scatter these randomly over the card, or arrange them any way you'd like.

Tip: When making kisses, be careful not so smudge the ones already on the card. Using pretty scraps of paper is a good way to avoid this problem!

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        FullofLoveSites, sorry just found your comment in my spam folder. Thanks for popping by and glad you liked the lipstick kisses!

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Hi Jamie,

        Hope you make a lipstick card - you'll have fun if you do! (Just thought: it would be great if lots of hubbers made them and then shared them somewhere, maybe FB.) Thanks for your comment.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Hi Torrilynn,

        I'm glad you liked the cards. You are right, making a card and putting something special inside can be far more meaningful than buying something. Thanks for your comment!

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        teaches12345, glad you like them! Thanks for your comment.

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        Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

        I love handmade cards... and these are both so cute! Especially love the lipstick one :) Perfect for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing :)

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        torrilynn 5 years ago

        Very creative and nice cards. Instead of buying a gift you can always make a card and put something really special inside. Awesome. Voted up.

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        Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

        Very pretty cards and I like the soft finished look. Very simple to make and will make someone very happy this Valentine's Day.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        fpherj48, nice to know someone else uses the lips trick! It is fun. Glad you enjoyed the hub and I agree that home made does mean it comes from the heart. Thanks for adding your experience!

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        Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Very sweet ideas. I have used the "lips" trick quite a bit.....especially next to my signature when I write my hubby a note.....

        Your card ideas are great and making cards at home is the best solution to making sure, the words come from your heart.....especially for for someone you love!

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Thanks Diabian.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Kelly, I'm sure he'll enjoy it! Homemade cards are special. Thanks for popping by.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Steph, my girls loved the lipstick kisses when they were younger so hope your daughter does too. It's very easy to do. Thanks for your comment.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Ruchira, glad you like it and hope your kid enjoys getting involved! Thanks for your comment.

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        Diabian 5 years ago

        Great hub ,thanks for sharing it

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        FullOfLoveSites 5 years ago from United States

        The lipstick is such a cute (and sexy) idea for a Valentine's card, thanks for sharing!

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        Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

        Those are such a cute idea! Ill make one for my husband:) lol

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        Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Bookmarking! My kids love to make their own cards. I think my daughter in particular will get a kick out of the lipstick kisses. Super Valentine's Day hub. Best, Steph

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        Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

        love the hearts idea...that way the kid can get involved in it...great hub, Melovy.

        voted up as useful

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        GoodLady, I feel sure you and your little granddaughter will have great fun making cards. My girls loved the kisses card when they were little. Thanks very much for your comment and the pin.

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        Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

        Can't wait to make at least one of these with my 3 year old granddaughter next time we play together (next month)! Thanks. Pinning so I know where to find your hub with such easy to follow instructions.

        Voting and sharing!

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Stephanie, that's exactly my idea - these are starting points and then people can develop them as much or as little as they want. Thanks for stopping by.

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        Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

        Great, simple ideas for kids or anyone to do! They could easily be embellished to create lots of different cards from the same basic idea.

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        Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

        Hi ComfortB,

        Kids do enjoy making these cards, and they are easy to do, but effective. I hope you have fun with them and thanks for your comment.

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        Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

        I like the hearts idea of a Valentine Card. This will be a good one to get the kids involved with. Any mother would love to get a handmade VC from their little one.

        Voted up and useful. Sharing!

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