Do you make your own Valentine’s Day cards every year? Do you need quick and easy ideas to make bulk quantities of Valentine’s Day Cards? My own children are adults now, so I don’t have the pressure of creating Valentine’s Day Cards in mass quantities. But I vividly remember the days of making them with my kids at the 11th hour (I miss those days)! So, today I’m going to share with you 2 quick and easy Valentine’s Day card techniques using new embossing powder from WOW, Watercolor Hearts stamp by Maker Forte, and patterned paper!
My first card is slimline sized with large, colorful hearts! You could easily fit a book mark or bag of candy inside this card as a treat!
This was so easy to create, guys, you won’t believe it! To start, I trimmed a white piece of cardstock to 8×3 in size. Next, I stamped different sized hearts from the Watercolor Hearts stamp set using my embossing pad. Then I added WOW Embossing Powder from the new Alex Renke line in Diana’s Love, Judith’s Blush, Gitty’s Power, Kerstin’s Magic, and In The Navy. As a side note, these embossing powders will be released later in the month! But you can use what you have on hand or buy these when they release! There’s still time!
When my heat embossing was finished, I stamped “xoxo” from the Watercolor Hearts set in red ink to fill up some of the open space and then added my sentiment. The finishing touch was to trim Coronation Purple and Telephone Box cardstock and layer it all together.
The red and purple cardstock help the colorful hearts pop right off the page and the colors are gender neutral. What child won’t love this Valentine’s Day Card (especially with candy tucked inside, right?)
The next card is an A2 size, so you could tuck a dollar bill or smaller treat inside this one! This also took about 1/2 an hour to create!
The Watercolor Hearts 6×8 stamp set has several shapes and sizes of hearts as well as frames, so you have lots of designs to choose from.
TIP: If you look closely in the photo below, the red heart tucks nicely inside the pink frame. The frame is a little over 2 inches in size, so you could even make mini Valentines using just the heart and frame set! If you have a Scan-N-Cut, you could crank a bunch of these out in no time!
As with the first card, I heat embossed 3 hearts and the frame in Diana’s Love and Judith’s Blush. Then I set them aside to work on the background.
Because the hearts were solid color, I wanted a playful, bold background to compliment the hearts. I grabbed two coordinating sheets from Happy Flowers Patterned Paper, designed by Alex Syberia for Maker Forte, and adhered them onto my A2 cardbase. I added a strip of silver washi tape for a more cohesive look. Then I layered the heart frame with two more hearts over the patterned paper.
Rather than adding a sentiment, I used the “You Are Amazing” patterned paper as the sentiment! As with the 1st card, the colors are bright and cheerful for any child or adult!
I hope that you now have some quick and easy Valentine’s Day card ideas! You don’t need to make separate boy and girl cards if you stick with bright, gender neutral colors. It’s such a fun occasion to make handmade cards and treats! Oh how I miss those days with my kids!