Easy crafts: Valentine’s day card and matching envelope

Valentine’s day in our house has a history of being disastrous. In fact our first ever Valentine’s day together involved going to watch England play Wales in the Six Nations Rugby. He’s Welsh, I’m English and I think that probably says it all. Since then Valentine’s has deteriorated to such an extent that the year before last he accidentally bought me a birthday card. Since then we’ve given up completely.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

Making a Valentine’s card

I’m not under any illusions about me getting anything for Valentine’s day this year. But at the very least, I thought it would be nice to make a card. As a Bostik blogger, I’ve been challenged to make a different craft every month this year. Luckily this month’s theme is Valentine’s day, so I’ve decided to make a personalised Valentine’s card and matching envelope.

You’ll need

  • White card
  • White envelope
  • Two sheets of coloured paper
  • Coloured ribbon
  • Heart-shaped gift tag
  • Yarn or thread
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
  • Sparkly heart-shaped stickers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Single-hole punch (if possible)
  • Removable glu dots

Method

1. Glue on paper

Take a square of coloured paper and glue it to the card, keeping the card in the landscape aspect. Cut to size and repeat with the second piece on top of the first. I put mine in the bottom corner but be creative with your pattern, that’s what makes it unique. Repeat the pattern in the same place on the envelope.

2. Glue on ribbon

Take a piece of coloured ribbon and glue across the top left-hand corner of the card. Repeat the pattern in the same place on the envelope. Put the envelope to one side for now while you continue with the card.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

3. Make holes in the card

Take the heart-shaped gift tag and attach it to the paper with Bostik Removable Sticky Glue Dots. Carefully pierce holes in the card 1cm apart around the outside of the gift tag. I used the end of a pair of scissors to do this but if you have a single-hole punch this would work much better. Remove the gift tag when you’ve finished making the holes.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

4. Make the threading pattern

If you’re using large thread like I did, you can secure the end by knotting as it won’t go through the hole. Alternatively, thread it through each hole in turn around the outside of the heart and tie the two ends together when they meet. You’ll then have a single piece of thread. This can then be threaded through the holes at random, making a criss-cross pattern.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

5. Thread the edge of the heart (optional)

I used some pipe cleaners to thread through each hole in turn around the outside of the heart. This gives the edge of the pattern a cleaner feel to it. However, it does make the card more bulky, so you may prefer not to carry out this step.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

6. Add some sparkle

I used a couple of different sorts of heart-shaped stickers to add some extra sparkle and colour. Mine have gone into the corners that are already decorated. I’ve put them in the same place on the envelope. You could use any stickers that are in-keeping or even choose to make tissue-paper flowers or petals to enhance your design.

Are you looking for a Valentine's card that is unique, so easy to make that the children can get involved and yet professional looking? This threaded Valentine's card with matching envelope can be adapted to your own design so you know it really is one in a million for the one you love.

Will you be making your valentine’s cards this year? I wish everyone a happy Valentine’s day with thoughtful gifts and no last-minute garage birthday cards purchased in haste.

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Please note, I am a Bostik blogger for 2017 and these items were sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this blog post. This post also contains affiliate links.

13 Comments

  1. January 30, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    It looks fab! I love how you have sewn the heart together. I’m sure he will feel a little guilty and buy you at least an ACTUAL Valentine’s card this year? 😉 x
    Jenny – Monkey and Mouse recently posted…Castle Campbell – A Hidden GemMy Profile

  2. January 31, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Ah that’s so cute! my brownies would love to make these in one of the sessions! can’t believe it’s february tomorrow!

  3. February 1, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Well done lovely it looks fab!! I’m not at all creative and whilst you make it sound oh so easy, I will probably just pop the shop to buy one ha ha x
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  4. February 1, 2017 / 5:13 am

    Hi Nat, we don’t celebrate Valentines Day either, it just isn’t us. Your card is lovely though and much more thoughtful than buying one. If my husband gave me a handmade card I think I may love him forever and a bit longer.

    xx
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  5. February 2, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Natalie this is so good! I doubt we’ll be celebrating this year as we’re skiing so it’s pointless lugging stuff there and back. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next x

  6. February 2, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I love the threading pattern on the heart – what a great idea. I’m glad that I’m not the only one for whom Valentine’s Day can be a bit disastrous – my hubby once bought me a birthday card for Valentine’s Day too. It said “Happy birthday to my wonderful wife.” We weren’t even engaged at the time – I have to admit I had a moment of wondering if it was just a very strange way of popping the question!
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  7. February 3, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    This looks great! Amelia would enjoy doing something like this x

  8. February 9, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Love these, what a clever idea! I’d never have thought of doing threading but I think it’s a great idea and helps little ones with their motor skills xx

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