Monday, January 30, 2012

DIY Valentine's Day Cards (frugally, of course!)

I think I am suffering from wedding-craft withdrawal. Friday I decided to start making Valentine's Day cards... a full 2 weeks ahead of time. I knew I didn't want to spend a single cent buying any new supplies, so here is what I made with what I had on hand.  I used leftover blank white cards that I bought super-cheap in bulk for wedding stuff. I have used these blank bulk cards so many times for so many card-giving occasions. They come in lots of colors at craft stores, great to have on hand. (If you don't have blank cards & envelopes on hand, you can easily make your own from whatever paper you have around.)

I made more than a dozen, but these are my two favorites:

This was so easy but I think it looks really cute- imagine getting a white envelope in the mail and pulling this out!  I used Elmer's glue (blue gel type) to write out the word, dumped glitter on it, and voila! 

This one is for my grandma (Grandma if you see this, please pretend to be surprised when you get it!)- I used my single-hole punch to make the holes, then threaded pink and lavender ribbon through them to make the border. (If you don't have pink ribbon on hand, perhaps you have red & white leftover from Christmas. You could also use strips of fabric, shoelaces, twine, yarn, etc. ) Then I tied two more pieces into a bow and glued on with my trusty Elmer's. 

You could do a lot of variations on these cards- your creativity is your only limit there. Use whatever you already have on hand!

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  1. Great job!! Love the glitter. Good for you on not spending any money on V-day cards. I usually look for free photocards. They usually just have one free for each holiday, but sometimes that's all I need. keeps me updated about when cards are free.

    Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! I hope to see you next week as well!


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