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Valentine’s Day Rose Card

Roses, the symbol of love, will carry your message to your Valentine in this pretty handmade card.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Red card

– Green card

– Black card

– Sticky foam pads (Silicon adhesive can be used)

– Scissors

– Pencil

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Mark and cut out two sets of shapes from the red card, as shown below, to make the roses.

2. Tear the silver tissue into a rectangular shape, slightly smaller than the blank card.

3. Mark and cut out two stem shapes from the green card.

4. Layer the shapes as shown below, using sticky foam pads, to make two roses.

5. Cut out a black rectangle, slightly smaller than your card, and attach to the blank white card using foam sticky pads. Complete the card but attaching the flowers and stems either using glue or further foam sticky pads depending on the effect you want.

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Wire Heart Card

Enclose your Valentine’s Day wishes with a wire heart in this pretty handmade love card.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Black card

– Copper wire

– Silver tissue paper

– Red beads

– Peel off lettering

– Glue dots (silicon adhesive or similar)

– Scissors

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Bend the wire to form a heart shape, with a curl at the bottom, and thread the red beads on as shown.

2. Tear the silver tissue into a rectangular shape, slightly smaller than the blank card.

3. Cut a black rectangle from the card, slightly smaller than the silver tissue paper. Spell out the word “Valentine” using the peel off lettering. Stick the silver tissue onto the blank card, then stick the black rectangle on top of this as shown below.

4. Finally, attach the wire heart to the card using small glue dots on the back of the beads, and you will have something which looks similar to the main image.

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Heart Tag Card

Tag your love on to a heartfelt, handmade card. Very easy to make and stylish to look at, you will only need a few basic supplies to make this for your Valentine.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Black card

– Red card

– Silver tissue paper

– Silver pen

– Hole punch

– Scissors

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Tear rectangular shapes from the red card and silver tissue paper, and stick to the card as shown below, with the red card on top.

2) Cut a tag shape from the black card. Use a hole-punch to create a hole at the top of the tag.

3) Tear red and silver heart shapes from the red card and silver tissue paper (as shown below). Cut a smaller heart shape from the red card, and stick together in layers as shown below.

4) Draw dashed lines around the edges of the tag, around the hole in the tag and around the small heart shape in the centre.

5) Finally, stick the tag to the card, and the layered hearts on top.

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Quilled Autumn Roses Card

Materials Needed

  1. 3 mm quilling paper white and olive green in color
  2. some scraps of pink and red paper
  3. pair of scissors
  4. quilling tool
  5. tweezers
  6. heart-shaped paper punch
  7. gray paper 11 cm x 16 cm
  8. craft adhesive
  9. a white card mount

Instructions for Making the Card

Make ten roses following the procedure given here. Take the heart-shaped paper punch and punch out three hearts from the red paper.

Now, take the scissors and snip each heart shape from the bottom point to approximately half-way up, as shown in the above illustration. Apply a bit of glue to one side of the snipped half, and push both ends in the opposite direction so that they overlap each other. Hold in that position for a while until glued.

Stick the three hearts together at the base with glue (as shown above).

Take the red paper and cut a 2 cm square. Snip off the corners and cut a spiral from any of the edges going into the center (as shown above).

Wind the spiral around the quilling tool and stick its end with glue. Remove the spiral from the tool and hold the glued part so that it does not uncoil. Next, glue the spiral to the center of the pink flower.

Next, taking the quilling tool, make rolls (14 in number) from the white quilling paper, and glue the end to prevent them from uncoiling. They serve as little pegs.

Take the green paper, roll a length into a loose coil and stick the end with glue. Pinch one of the ends to form dewdrops (as shown above). Make four such dewdrops.

Roll a loose coil with the green paper and stick the end with glue. Pinch the coil at both ends and push them together to create a shape resembling a leaf. Make two of these shapes. Next, make two similar shapes of slightly larger size to create larger leaves, as shown in the above illustration. Make another loose coil of similar length and do not shape it.

Take two complete lengths of green paper and glue them to form a thick strip.

Card Arrangement

To form a bouquet, place the pieces on the card. Arrange the three flowers placing them wider on the centerline, as shown in the illustration below.

Now place the rest of the flowers, leaves and pegs as shown. Once you are satisfied with the layout, glue the pieces on the card, handling them with tweezers. Now, take the thick strip you earlier glued together, cut a 5 – 6 cm length and fold in half to form a ‘V’. Glue it on the card in the space as shown in the illustration.

Cut six more strips 4 – 5 cm long. Clip one of the ends to form an angle. Curve them slightly and fix them on the card as shown.

You can use your own color scheme, design and imagination to create as many different cards as you can.

 

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Quilled Crimped Valentine Card

Materials Needed

  1. 2 mm quilling paper – 6 sheets purple, 3 sheets gold-edged pale green, 4 sheets yellow, 1 sheet red, 3 sheets brown, and 3 sheets medium green
  2. 3 mm quilling paper – 3 sheets gold-edged cream
  3. paper-hole punch
  4. craft knife
  5. quilling tool
  6. cutting board
  7. tracing paper 16 cm x 21 cm
  8. gold paint/ink
  9. fine paint brush
  10. paper motif
  11. a card mount

Instructions for Making the Card

Take the tracing paper and place it atop the diagram. Align the top left of the tracing paper with that of the diagram. With a sharp pencil, trace the diagram. Next, open the card mount face up and tape it on the cutting board to keep it steady.

Place the tracing paper over the right fold, aligning the top left with the top left of the crease. Retrace the drawing with the help of a hard pencil or an embossing tool. The idea is to indent the face of the card with the design. After removing the tracing, cut along the out line of the design with the help of a sharp knife. Now place the slip-sheet inside the card and draw along the shaped edge. Once done, remove it from the card, and cut through to form the shape.

Next, take the gold paper, crimp it, and stick it around the outer edge of the indented heart. Now take the yellow paper, crimp it, and glue it over all the edges of the face of the card, except the part of the heart already covered by the gold paper. Next, you may crimp the medium green paper, curl it not so tight, and follow the indented lines. Glue them on the card. Take the brown paper and treat it similarly.

On the red paper, draw 15 circles using a coin. Starting from the edge, cut each circle into a spiral going towards the center, as shown in the above picture. With the help of the quilling tool, starting from the cut edge, start rolling, and glue the end. You have just created rose flower centers. Next, stick each rose-flower center onto a small piece of paper.

Paper-punch 90 holes in the red sheet for fifteen roses. These circles will form the petals of the roses. Stick six circles around each spiraled rose-flower center. You will use up all the 90 circles on the 15 roses. When the glue dries cut off the paper in the background.

Take the pale green paper and divide the three strips into five pieces each to form 15 leaves. Form a loose coil, and stick the end with glue. When dry, pinch both the ends to form shape of the leaf, as shown above.

Now, take the cream paper, with the help of the quilling tool wind tightly rolled pegs, and glue the end. Use different lengths of paper to vary the size of the pegs. You may make three pegs from 8 cm lengths, three from 6 cm lengths, and three each from 4.5 cm and 3 cm lengths.

Using the above technique, form more tight pegs from the purple paper. Divide each strip into 8 pieces, and make 66 tight pegs. From the yellow paper, make 11 pegs. Glue six purple pegs around each yellow peg to form eleven forget-me-nots.

Referring to the main picture, place all the roses, leaves, etc. and glue them properly.

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Quilled Hearts and Flowers Card

Materials Needed

  1. 2 mm blue quilling paper (2 strips)
  2. 3 mm quilling paper of green color with a gold edge (2 strips)
  3. 2 mm green quilling paper (3 strips)
  4. 3 mm blue quilling paper (1 strip)
  5. 10 mm pink quilling paper (2 strips)
  6. 11 x 11 cm piece of white lawn fabric
  7. 9 x 9 cm piece of Dacron or thick Vilene
  8. card mount
  9. 1 heart shaped cutout
  10. 45 cm silver ribbon 6 mm in width
  11. 30 cm white cotton lace
  12. craft adhesive
  13. a hole-punch
  14. crimp tool
  15. quilling tool

Instructions for Making the Card

With the help of the heart shaped cutout draw an outline of the heart on the card. Take the lawn fabric piece and iron it before cutting a length 20 mm bigger than the outline of the heart shape. Place it face down. Next, take the Dacron and cut it to the same length as the periphery of the heart shape. Place the Dacron on the lawn fabric piece, and place the heart shape over the Dacron.

With a pair of scissors, cut the overlapping fabric around the heart shaped card barring 3 mm of fabric. Fold this overlap over the heart shaped card and glue it all over. The fabric should be taut and not loose.

Apply a thin line of glue around the heart outline on the card mount. Press the white lace along the outline of the heart, as shown in the above picture. Now take the heart shaped card and carefully stick it on to the card mount.

On the pink paper, draw seven circles using a coin. Starting from the edge, cut each circle into a spiral going towards the center, as shown in the above picture. With the help of the quilling tool, starting from the cut edge, start rolling, and glue the end. You have just created the seven rose flower centers. Next, stick the rose flower centers onto a small piece of paper.

Paper-punch forty-two holes in the pink sheet for the seven roses. These circles will form the petals of the roses. Stick six circles around each spiraled rose-flower center. You will use up all the forty-two circles on the seven roses. When the glue dries cut off the paper in the background.

Now take the blue paper for making eleven bellflowers. Cut the paper into eighths of the length. Roll a strip onto the quilling tool forming a tight coil, and glue the end.

Remove the tight coil and push the center out gently with the handle of the tool. Apply glue to the hollow portion of the bellflower so that it retains its shape.

Take the green strip and make three lengths of 10 cm. Fold them into half and glue the inner sides to thicken the strip. Taper one end, as shown above. Glue the bellflowers to these stems.

You may now make some leaves. Take the gold edged green paper. Cut it into quarter lengths. With the help of the quilling tool, form a coil. Remove it from the tool and drop it on the work board, so that it uncoils. Glue the end. Pinch the two ends to form the shape of a leaf. Make seven such leaves.

To form some stems, take the plain green paper, hold one end and wind it diagonally around a fine knitting needle.

When you have reached the requisite length, pull the needle out. Your fancy spiral stem is ready.

You may gather all the items you have prepared and start placing them in position and sticking with glue, using the two cards as guide. Take the silver ribbon, form a bow, and fix it with glue on

If you wish to add a border to the card, crimp the blue strip of paper with the crimp tool. Draw a line some distance from the edge along the outline of the card. Place the crimped strip of blue over the drawn pencil line to hide it, and paste it in place. Once you have known the technique, you can use your imagination to design various cards for many different occasions.

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Lace and Roses Elegant Handmade Valentines

Feminine lace and the classic rose make a charming combination for the start of any romantic project. For this Valentine’s Day, we bring them both together to create extremely elegant and pretty handmade Valentine cards. For lace, we use pretty paper doilies that are too endearing to be used just for displaying food. We then enhance each card by roses in different forms – dried, pressed and fake.

Doily and Red Roses Valentine

Pretty paper doilies and red roses – the classic Valentine’s day symbols – form this easy, yet lovely handmade Valentine.

Materials Needed

  1. Red Cardstock/ Square Card Blank
  2. White Paper Doily of suitable size
  3. Pressed Red Rose flowers and leaves
  4. ‘Love’ stamp
  5. Red Stamping Ink

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Cut a paper doily in half and glue it to the red card aligning the cut side to the bottom of the card.

2. Glue rose flowers and leaves as shown.

3. Stamp ‘Love’ over the white paper doily to complete.

 

Heart-shaped Doily and Roses Valentine

Heart shaped doilies look like they were invented for Valentine’s Day projects. Crafter’s love to use these lace like paper creations to design lovely handmade Valentines. Here is our take on this lovely piece of doily.

Materials Needed

  1. White Cardstock/ Square Card Blank
  2. Heart shaped doily
  3. 3 rose pink flatbacked roses – plastic, fabric or ceramic embellishments found in craft stored
  4. Pink pearl paper

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Cut pink pearl paper smaller than the card front and larger than the doily and glue it on to create a matting for the doily.

2. Glue the heart doily in the center of the pink paper.

3. Glue the flat-backed roses in the center of the heart shaped doily and you are done.

 

Mini Doilies and Rose Buds Valentine

Miniature paper doilies – the one that hold individual cookies and treats – look pretty in this card providing a lace-like backdrop for pressed rosebuds.

Materials Needed

  1. White Cardstock/ Square Card Blank
  2. 3 mini paper doilies – white
  3. 3 pressed Red Rosebuds
  4. Pink and white gingham/check print paper

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Cut gingham paper the size of the card front and glue it on.

2. Glue the three doilies as shown.

3. Glue a pressed rosebud in the center of each little doily to complete the card.

 

Paper Doily & Pressed Red Rose Valentine

The roses on this paper doily give the card an unmistaken vintage romantic look. A single red rose provides texture and depth to the card.

Materials Needed

  1. Red Cardstock/ Square Card Blank
  2. White Paper Doily of suitable size
  3. Pressed Red Rose flower
  4. ‘Thinking of You’ rub-on sticker in silver

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Cut a paper doily in one-fourth and glue it to the red card aligning the angular cut sides to the left and bottom of the card. Use the picture above as a guide.

2. Glue rose flower as shown.

3. Transfer the rub-on ‘Thinking of You’ in the top right corner of the card to complete.

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