Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Valentine's Day Card Craft project



With Valentine's day coming up, and maybe some old calendars gathering dust in a drawer, it seemed a shame not to re-post this old  blogpost and have you crafting your own cards for no cost whatsoever!!!So today I wanted to show you how you could use old calendars to make your own Valentine's cards.
Valentine's day - by the way- for people who are single is very often a day that  makes them feel miserable and alone and left out.
As there is an old tradition  to send Valentine's cards anonymously, you can always send one to someone you like( but not fancy )  who you think would be terribly cheered up by getting a card.They don't need to know it's only from you!!
I did that once to two people I worked with who were both single and miserable and unhappy because it was Valentine's day. It cheered them up no end- and they actually married each other.They never knew where the card was from !

So get crafting with your Valentine's day cards- and then you can do some good deeds .
Here is how:
Get an copy-right free image from the Internet that you like that is related to hearts ,one heart or entwined hearts( as it is for Valentine's day ) .Trace this image or draw it freehand on card, then cut out with scissors so you have a template as above.
Get a page of an old calendar that you like and which has a colour you think will work- I chose a page of pink roses- as below. Put the template on the calendar page, draw the image using the template as guidance.
Cut out with scissors .

Get some white card, about A3 size which you fold double and double again as below, just as you see as cards are done which you buy in a shop.( Here below).
Glue the cut-out hearts on the front.Add ribbon.Now you have the outside of the card done and dusted.
Now for the inside.
Get an copy-right free sihouette image from the Internet that you like that is related  Valentine's day.This could be a dancing couple, or a man on his knees declaring his love, whatever you like


Trace this image or draw it freehand on card, then cut out with scissors so you have a template as below.

Get a page of an old calendar that you like and which has a colour you think will work- I chose a page of a herbaceous border with  hot pink - as below. Put the template on the calendar page, draw the image using the template as guidance.
Cut out with scissors .Cut some small hearts form the same page.
Glue the cut-out silhouette on the inside of the card on the left.
Print a page with a Valentine's greeting or poem if you are so inclined- or just a simple " Be my Valentine".
Glue this page inside the card on the right hand side.
Glue the small hearts you cut out around it.
 And here is a detail.
And your Valentine's card is done!! Happy crafting!!And go and spread that Valentine's luurve- anonymously if you have to, to cheer people up!!

Have a great week people!
XOXO
Bea




2 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Bea,

Oh, how enamored I am with these hearts filled with roses. Genial idea from you. Of course, you are the QUEEN of great IDEAS!
Have a lovely day and remainder of the week.
Lots of love to you,

Mariette

Laura said...

Hi Bea!
What a wonderful idea, so sweet and romantic, I guess I'll try it and make one for my husband and my 2 daughters.
Have a wonderful week!

Laura =)