Handmade Valentine's Day Card Inspiration

by Paper House

Hi there! I am very excited to share my very first blog here, as a part of the CT for Paper House Productions. 

A little bit about me. My name is Kinjal and I am originally from India, settled in Houston, Texas (for the time being). My husband’s job got us here, and moving around every few years is how we function.

I was always inclined towards creating and making, but card making was my true calling! I am self-taught, and I love exploring this style of crafting in new ways. 

Today I will be sharing two Valentine inspired cards that make use of several papers from the ColorWays scrapbook paper collection.

Valentines Day Card #1:

This card was a lot of fun to make. I used the ColorWays heart cardstock of all the colors to make this multicolored heart. 

Handmade Valentines Day card with large multi-color heart made from Paper House Colorways Scrapbook paper

Step 1: Making the Heart

I used a heart die to cut six hearts from six different colors in the Paper House Productions ColorWays double-sided scrapbook paper collection. Then I used a paper trimmer to divide each heart into six segments. I took a segment from each heart to create one multi-colored heart.

Large paper heart segments in six colors of Colorways scrapbook paper

Step 2: Creating the Card Front

I chose a solid red background from the ColorWays collection as my base. Using a leaf die (Pinkfresh Studio), I cut coordinating leaves from the same doubled-sided cardstock that I used for my hearts. I then arranged the leaves against the red base from the ColorWays collection and set my multi-color heart on top of the leaves. 

die cut leaves shown over red card base

For the sentiment, I adhered the “I’ll hold your hands” sticker from the Baby It’s Cold Outside Puffy Stickers to the middle of the heart. Last, but not least, I finished it off by adding white liquid pearl dots.

Finished Valentines Day card shown next to puffy stickers set used in project

This is a perfect card for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. The colors compliment each other and make a wonderful card to give to someone you love!

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I used these ColorWays papers for the Heart and Leaves:

For the card base:


Valentines Day Card 2:

This card is for those celebrating Valentine's Day and want a masculine/general card. This black layout enhances the little pop of color and the gold splatters give it an elegant look.

Elegant handmade Valentines Day card made from Paper House Colorways Scrapbook Paper and embellishments

Step 1: Creating the Card Base

I cut down this black ColorWays paper slightly smaller than an A2 size, and splattered some gold paint with a fan brush.

Black card base splattered with gold paint

Step 2: Creating Layers for the Card

I adhered this colorful rice paper sticker from Summer Fun Rice Paper Borders, a white thread, and a black strip of paper.  I also cut a circle from a coordinating piece of the black and grey ColorWays paper using a circle die. (This rice paper border is retired, but you can easily substitute Kawaii Not Rice Paper Borders or washi tape.)

black Valentines card base with horizontal rice paper border

Then I cut some leaves from the black ColorWays cardstock using the same leaf die I used for Valentine #1.

black die cut leaves for Valentines Day card

Step 3: Putting the Card Together

I adhered the leaves and the circle to the card base with glue over top of the border. To make the "love you" sentiment, I stamped the word "love" and found a die cut "you" in my box of scraps. (Do you love scraps as much as I do?!) I then put a small epoxy heart sticker from Live Bold Epoxy Stickers. (The Live Bold sticker set is also retired, but the Free Spirit Epoxy Stickers are very similar.)  

I finished the look off by adding some liquid pearl dots. 

I love how it turned out!

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