Learn how to make this Handmade Valentine Card With dangling hearts that are linked together and playfully tumble out when opened.
This tutorial shows how to make the card on the left.
The card on the right is an example of how you can use different materials to get different results.
It was made exactly the same as the card on the left. The difference is that it's made with velvet paper for the links, ribbon is used in between the velvet links and there are three linked hearts.
This cute valentine craft idea's variety is only limited by your imagination (or your supplies on hand)!
Click here to make a Paper Art heart template for this handmade valentine card tutorial.
Tip: Fold the patterned paper wrong side out to eliminate draw marks.
You now have four sets (A), and each set contains two hearts (B).
Even though each set was cut out together for exactness, sometimes the hearts still don't match up exactly.
Cut a slice in the top left corner of two hearts (A's).
Link hearts together (B).
Cut out four tiny white hearts (C).
Tip: A heart hole puncher is really nice to use, if you have one. I use mine all the time!
Glue a heart onto the front and one on the back, directly over each sliced area (A).
Make a white heart out of the same template to create a base for writing a message on.
Glue the top linked heart to the white base, just at the corner (A). This enables the top to be lifted for writing a message on the inside.
Glue the white heart down onto the inside of your card.
Arrange them by carefully pulling into one another and placing inside (B).
When the card is opened, the valentine hearts come tumbling out and hang down, dangling in such an adorable way!
People of all ages love to receive these handmade valentine cards!
The envelopes were made to match the cards by using the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Just grab a sheet of paper that you used for the card and quickly make an inexpensive envelope.
Use this envelope punch for all of your handmade valentine cards!
You may want to check out, how to make a heart card with playfully skewed hearts. It makes a great Mother's Day Card!
Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!