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DIY Valentine’s day card

DIY Valentine’s day card

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Hands up who loves cards? 

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? 🙂

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You will need:
1.  Blank, white paper stock card or any other thick paper folded in two
2.  Match box
3.  Double sided tape
4.  Pastel and neon masking tapes – different patterns
5.  Words print-outs – different fonts (YOU/HAVE/MY)
6.  Pieces of white paper + colorful paper + flower cut-outs
7.  Pink, decorative string
8.  Toothpick 
9.  Black pen/ paint / crayon
10. Scissors

 

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Pocket/Box : 

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

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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.

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               Arrow:

                   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.

                           Heart:

                Cut out 3 different colored hearts for the multicolor effect.

V-day-card-by-Passion-shake-6aI’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!
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 Are you going to make your cards as well? 
Linking up to these lovely parties !

0 comments

Clarissa

Sooooo cute and cool! 🙂 I love this idea!!!

    Aga Tinca

    Grazie 🙂

Zielony Myszak

i like that card 🙂

    Aga Tinca

    Dzięki 🙂

Sabrina @ Hiccupsinmyhair

How fun to make a little box to keep small treasures! The card is darling.

    Aga Tinca

    Hi Sabrina, that’s a great idea – to keep some other little treasures inside 🙂 Thanks for visiting x

sky-blu-pink

Ja też, kocham robić kartki. Dziękuję bardzo dla lekcjii!

Idada

Truly adorable and that box is a genius idea 🙂
Well done for being featured on buzz feed!
Have a great evening x

    Aga Tinca

    Hello Molly, thank you for stopping by and your nice comment 🙂 Have a great day x

Aleksandra Zielinska

Gratulacje:) kartka prześliczna. Ja jestem wprawdzie mało romantyczna , ale taką kartką byłabym zachwycona:)

    Aga Tinca

    Dzięki Ola 🙂 Z moim romantyzmem też różnie bywa… ale lubię robić kartki ;D

Erica Hart

SO Cute!!! How have you been?? We talked a little in Blogging your way Decor8 class remember!!? Love this!! Erica from seattle.

    Aga Tinca

    Hi Erica, of course I remember! So happy to hear from you 🙂 How are you doing?
    Thanks for your sweet words :))

Craftberry Bush

adorable !

Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

Awww this is so cute! Love it!

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor

This is the cutest Valentine’s Day card I’ve ever seen!! I love the little matchbox. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned!

Marti

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