Friday, February 10, 2012

10 Valentine Card Ideas

Have you sorted your gift for your sweetheart yet? Valentine's Day is right around the corner  - kids are already bringing home fistfuls of tiny heart-shaped notes and pretty soon every long-stemmed red rose in every gas station in the state will be worth its weight in gold. Yesterday, I shared a fun scratch-off Valentine card idea, but if that's not your cup of tea (or piece of cardstock - hehe) here are a few more ideas that might do the trick!


I Love Ewe: This is one of my favorites, even if it is a little goofy. Made from cardstock covered with torn construction paper. The sheep is made of wadded cotton wool.



Scrabble 'I Picked a Good One': I used special Scrabble stickers for this one, but you could easily make your own with some tan card stock and a fine-tipped pen.



'I'm hooked': The background for this card was clipped from a magazine, but you could use a photo or colored construction paper. Hand-drawn fish are just as cute, too (but don't forget to draw the hook!)


Missing You: For the absent Valentine, like Matt this year (he's away doing field training). Colored construction paper and a few heart stickers are all that's needed.



Valentine Cipher: Hide your message in a jumble of letters and then provide a cover sheet to your secret love. Just be sure they know which way to apply the sheet (matching stickers on the top corner are one solution) Because everyone likes a bit of mystery, right?


Hey Cutie: Because no one can resist a smiling, zippered orange (you have to admit, it's 'cute'). Clip this 'cutie' from a box of fruit. Bonus: clementines for weeks!


I want S'more: For the food lover's lover. It's also a great excuse for using to-die-for food photos! A brown-paper background makes it campfirey and authentic.


Like Cookie and Milk: There are lots of ways you can do this one, and they're all sweet and delicious!


Ransom note: Not to be confused with the creepy, awful kind - this is a fun way to let your sweetheart know you'd like to whisk them away.


'A Waffle Lot': For the Valentine you love more than breakfast food (which, if you're anything like me, is saying a lot!).

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16 comments:

  1. Love the Scrabble letters. I totally play Scrabble and Words with Friends, so I'll have to use this on my husband.

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    1. My husband proposed to me with Scrabble letters so they have a special meaning for us, too!

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  2. What great ideas! Happy Valentines Day! Following now & on linky if you want to follow back. Pat

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting - I'll be stopping by!

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  3. I love the sheep card, what a great idea, I just thought of how I didn't want to buy a card for the hubby this year, well because it just gets thrown away, I may as well throw that $3 I spent in the garbage~ I'm going to have to make a home made one this year!! :)

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    1. I know what you mean - cards have gotten so expensive! I always think that handmade ones are a little more significant, anyway. Have fun making yours!

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  4. These are great. I love your ideas and it's nice to have options that haven't been done over and over again. I would love it if you shared at our Link It Up Thursday party going on until Monday. http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-7.html

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  5. I'm so glad you made it to the party (you've been busy).

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  6. These are all so adorable!! Love the "EWE" one!! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! That's my favorite, too :)

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  7. Ohhh my goodness what cute cute cute cards!!!!! Thank you so much for the great inspiration! I am going to have to remember these! Thank you so much for the great inspiration and for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  8. You have the cutest card ideas!! LOVE all of them, but "I love ewe" is one of my favorites!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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