This year my daughter told me that she did not want to buy Valentine’s Day cards at the store. She stated that she wanted to MAKE cards for her friends.
This sounded like a small order at first until she told me what she had in mind. “Can I sew my friends something special?” She said. “Oh, and what could I make the boys, they might not like something that is sewed.”
Okay….so off to the Internet to figure out something interesting.
Did I mention that sewing lessons have been put on the back burner time and time again this year and I’m pretty sure this was her way of telling me that she wasn’t happy with this delay anymore.
We decided to make our own heart Valentine’s Day card with some construction paper, yard, a needlepoint needs, and some markers. She finished it off with a heart ink stamp she received at a birthday party.
Unfortunately , I cannot find where I got the idea, I saw it some time ago and was never able to find it. But here what you do:
– fold a construction paper piece in half (the card)
– make a heart template for the front of the card
– tape the template to the front of your card lightly
– punch some needle poke holes around the outside of the template
– sew yarn across the front of the card from hole to hole
– write on the inside and you have a card.
She loved it and, I must admit, she got her first sewing lesson with lots of practice (we had 20 girl cards to make.)
Here is the finished product:
But this wasn’t acceptable for boys — apparently. So, I found the idea for a pop up card. (again, not sure where, I thought it was Education.com but I couldn’t find it again.) We chose purple (a boy Valentine color I was told) and then inserted yellow for the pop up portion, cut out some red hearts to glue onto the pop out, wrote on the front and we had a boy card. We had a lot of those too.
To make the pop out card, here is what you do:
– take a piece of constrution paper and fold it in half for the card
– take another piece of construction paper and tear it in half
– take the inside half and fold it in half
– cut two slits about an inch apart in the center of the inner construction paper on the fold
– glue this piece into the card (don’t glue the slit portion, this is the part that pops out.)
– take out another piece of construction paper (we chose red for the hearts)
– cut out some hearts that will fit on the pop out section, maybe 1-2 inches big
– glue the hearts on the pop out part
– write on the front, sign the inside and you have a boy Valentine’s Day card.
Here are some pictures of the finished boy Valentine’s Day card.
We had a great time making these. Though, as usual, I wish we would have gotten busy on them a little sooner. But along with her homemade Valentine’s Day box, she is excited for our homemade Valentine’s Day this year and so am I.
Check out some other TOS Crew Valentine’s Day posts.