I’m participating in a Valentine card exchange with some lovely blogging mammas this year so Saturday night after Harper went to sleep for the night, I got out my trusty crafting box and got to work (I’ll do a reveal of all of the Valentines we recieve on the 14th!)
I loved making these Valentines! It only took me about an hour and a half to make these, including the time the paint took to dry, writing all of the addresses on envelopes and sealing them to be mailed.
I had purchased some Valentine crafting items from Target to make my cards but my original plan just wasn’t looking the way I wanted when I started to experiment. As I sat there, wondering what I’d try next, I suddenly thought “paint!” I have so many of those acrylic paints so I got out my hot pink, white and baby pink paints to create a nice base/background for my Valentines.
Step by Step:
1. Use heavyweight paper and cut Valentines to have rounded corners (I just traced our Christmas card so they’d all be even). I think rounding the edges or even using those crafing scissors that can do scalloped or pointy edges makes them more fun.
2. Add three (or more!) paint blobs to a paper plate
3. Use a foam brush or regular paint brush and get creative! Paint horizontal, vertical, diagonal or squigly lines— it’s up to you. I would paint a card and then add more dark or light pink depending on the look I wanted for that specific card.
4. Add finishing touches— mine were all from Target. I used a glue gun to affix anything that didn’t already have an adhesive on the back. I cut out gold glittery hearts, made hearts out of pipecleaners, etc.
Below are the finished Valentines—I used the first letter of each baby/child’s name on their Valentine to peronalize it a little bit. I wrote out the name on a few as well.