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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.