Whimsical Valentine's Cards for Kids

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Whimsical Valentine's Cards for Kids

Valentine's cards don't always have to be all about hearts, hugs, and kisses!

With some fun play with words, any child (or adult) will find the humor in these simple yet quirky card designs.

Mustache Card

Steps:

1. Trim patterned paper to 5" x 6.5" and adhere it to a pre-made, side-folded ivory card front.

2. Using a word-processing program in your computer, print out the sentiment, leaving space for the mustache shape. Print out. Trim to size.

To create the mustache:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 2" x 3".

2. Fold it in half. Insert it in the heart punch, making sure that the folded edge is against the top edge of the heart shape as shown. Punch it.

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3. With scissors, cut the punched shape as shown to create the mustache.

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4. Adhere it on the blank space on the sentiment block, using foam adhesive.

5. Mat the sentiment block with red patterned paper, then add it to the center of the card.

6. Double-wrap baker's twine on the left side of the card and tie a pretty bow.

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Donut Card
Steps:

1. Trim red cardstock to 5" x 6.5" and adhere it to a pre-made, side-folded ivory card front.

2. Using a word-processing program in your computer, print out the sentiment, leaving space on the top and bottom. Print out. Trim to size. Adhere it to the right side of the card.

3. With the ShapeXpress cutter and the circle shape template, cut 3 cardstock "donuts."  Cut the inner hole first, then cut the outer circle shape.

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4. With the ShapeXpress cutter and the circle shape template, cut 3 "donut glazes" using some fun printed patterned paper. The donut glazes should be slightly smaller than the cardstock donut bases.

5. Adhere the "donut glazes" to the "donut" bases.

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6.    Arrange & adhere them to the front of the card as shown, using foam adhesive.

7.    Trim off the "donut" sections that are hanging off the card edges.

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Supply List

Card stock

Adhesive

Printer or Stamps

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