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Have a happy Valentine's Day with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Construction paper
- Decorative-edge scissors
- Drawings or pictures
- A hole punch
- Ribbon or yarn
- Fabric scraps or aluminum foil
- Decorations, like beads and stickers
- A slim marker
- Safety scissors (optional)
- An old set of playing cards (optional)
- Food coloring (optional)
- Stencil-alphabet kit (optional)
- A computer and printer (optional)
Create the basic card
Create a basic card by folding a piece of construction paper in half, and then in half again. Don’t feel you have to stick with red and pink. Using non-traditional colors will make your card stand out.
Cut a cool edge
Trim the edges of the card with decorative-edge scissors, which create an interesting edge as you cut. Designs include scallop, wave, ripple, and torn paper.
Pick a cover image
Decide what you want on the cover. You can draw or paint something right on the card; create the design on a separate piece of paper; or use a personal photo, a picture from a magazine, or a king or queen of hearts from an old deck of cards.
Punch it up
If you’re transferring an image onto the cover, punch holes around the edges and lace a piece of ribbon or yarn through them, tying the ends into a bow at the top.
Prep the cover
Glue a background on the cover, like a doily, a square of velvet, a piece of fabric, or some aluminum foil. Or, use one of those materials to create a border.
Glue on the picture
Glue on your cover image, and add whatever embellishments you’d like: beads, candy hearts, stickers. Leave room for a greeting if you’d like.
Using a slim marker, write your cover greeting and a message inside. For a more professional look, use a stencil-alphabet kit.
If the cards are going to classmates, make sure no one is left out.