Me too! I know that those of you affected by a paper addiction, will agree that card making for Valentine’s day is a MUST. Buying from the store? Nah. I have always loved playing with paper and getting crafty making my personalized card designs, way to much to just BUY one. You don’t need to be a super talented artist to d-i-y a card, as the secret recipe involves only a little bit of creativity and love. No rocket science, I promise. This year my “You have my ♥” design involves also a little interaction so you can watch your ‘second half’ open the magic box! Feeling a little bit romantic now? :)
2. Match box
3. Double sided tape
4. Pastel and neon masking tapes â€“ different patterns
5. Words print-outs â€“ different fonts (YOU/HAVE/MY)
6. Pieces of white paper + colorful paper + flower cut-outs
7. Pink, decorative string
9. Black pen/ paint / crayon
Step 1 Place and wrap a double-sided tape around the matchbox
Step 2 Cut out pieces of white paper and place around the matchbox
Step 3 Decorate the box with colorful masking tapes and flower cut-outs
Step 1 Place a double-sided tape on the matchbox and stick it to the card
Step 2 Make two holes on both sides of the box and put the string through them.
Step 3 Then wrap the string around the box and make a knot on the other side of the card
Step 4 Decorate the edges of the card with masking tapes
Step 5 Using double sided-tape seal the word cut-outs with the pieces of colorful paper and then with the card.
Step 6 Decorate edges of the words with yellow neon paper.
Step 1 Color a toothpick using black pen/paint/crayon
Step 2 Color white paper black using black pen / paint / crayon
Step 3 Cut out two triangles of the same size for an arrowhead
Step 4 Place double-sided tape on both triangles
Step 5 Place one triangle on a flat surface, then place a toothpick on top of it.
Step 6 Gently place the second triangle on top of the toothpick sealing them together
Step 7 Repeat the same steps for the arrow ends but now using different shape
Step 8 Once they are sealed together, cut a v-shape in the bottom edge, and trim it.
Step 9 Attach the arrow to the card using masking tape.
I’m also happy that my little project hit the first place of 40 unconventional Valentine’s day cards on Buzz feed. The love is buzzing all around the world!