A DIY, Heart-Shaped Tuxedo Card Tutorial for Kids
What You'll Need
If you want to make a homemade, unique card, this is the tutorial for you. You will find written instruction plus step-by-step picture instructions. You can read how to make it and see the steps you should be taking. That makes it super simple to construct this card. You can make it with your kids; it is that easy.
First things first. Read over all the directions and take a look at all of the pictures so you can see exactly what you need to do to make this card.
Here is a list of the supplies you will need:
- Red and black craft felt
- White cardstock
- 3 to 4 Small black buttons
- Black pen
- Pattern paper
- 3/4" thick red satin ribbon
- Hot glue
Gather All Your Supplies
Step 1: Gather all the supplies you need to make your heart-shaped card before you begin the project. It makes it so much easier to have all the materials you will need together so you do not have to stop working to run and get your supplies as you go along.
Step 2: Draw a medium size heart shape on the pattern paper and cut it out. How big? How big do you want your card to be? The size of the card will depend on the size of your heart. You get to decide.
Step 3: Fold the white cardboard in half
Step 4: Use the heart pattern to trace the heart on the folded cardstock. Make sure that the one side of the heart fits on the folded card.
Step 5: Cut the cardboard into a heart shape.
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Step 6: Use the same heart pattern to cut a heart from the red craft felt. This is going to be the vest of the tuxedo.
Step 7: Fold the red felt heart in half - take a look at the picture. Cut a V in the neck area of the heart.
Step 8: Unfold the red felt heart and continue to cut the upper part until you have a smooth line and a nice V shape. (Once again, check the picture to see exactly how to cut the heart)
Step 9: Cut a small triangle at the bottom of the heart in the center. This should be almost opposite of the V-shape on the top of the heart. This is going to make the red felt look like a vest.
Step 10: Line up the red felt to the heart shaped cardstock and glue it to the card using the hot glue gun.
Step 11: Line up the black felt to the red felt and cut and align the black craft felt on both side of the red vest. Make sure that this black felt is creating a jacket-opening effect. Hot glue each piece of black felt onto both sides of the vest.
Step 12: Cut the excess black felt on the sides. Follow the shape of the heart cardboard as a guide for this.
Step 13: Glue the three black buttons on the middle of the vest. Your card is really starting to look great, isn't it?
Step 14: Fold a triangle from a small red felt. This is going to be the handkerchief on your tux jacket. This will add a bit of "dashing" to your suit.
Step 15: Add a small strip of black felt below the red triangle hanky. This will be the upper side pocket of the tuxedo.
Step 16: Glue the hanky accent onto the upper right (facing the card) breast of the tuxedo.
Step 17: Cut 5 to 6 centimeters of red satin ribbon.
Step 18: Meet both ends of the ribbon at the center to create a bow tie and secure it with glue. Cut another small strip of red satin and make a loop from it. Pinch the ribbon and tie it at the center using the looped strip of ribbon.
Step 19: Glue the bow onto the topmost part of the red vest.
Step 20: Write a personal message inside the card, make it sweet and let that special person know how you feel about them.
Your Finished Homemade Valentine's Day Card
There you go...Perfectly done! You now have a sophisticated tuxedo valentine card.
Someone is going to be so surprised by your thoughtful, homemade card! I think it's so much more fun to make a card than it is to buy one. It lets someone special know you thought enough of them to actually create a lovely little card to show your love.