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Make Your Own Colorful + Modern Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so what better way to show someone you care than with a DIY card? Sally J Shim is the author of Be Mine, a sweet-as-can-be paper crafting book—here she gives step-by-step instructions for the Color Block Pocket Valentines.

These are colorful, modern, and perfect for a friend or loved one! You can mix and match different colors or patterned papers to reflect the style of each recipient, or even add a personalized valentine, photograph, or trinket inside the pocket.

Be Mine - Color Block Valentine

Materials

  • 4.25” x 5.5” pieces of colored cardstock in two colors
  • 5.5” x 8.5” piece of white copy paper
  • 8.5” x 11” piece of white cardstock
  • 1/4” double-sided tape

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Printer
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat

How To

1. Print pocket template printable on white copy paper. Cut out along lines.

2. Print the valentine printable on white cardstock. Place cardstock on a cutting mat and use a ruler and X-ACTO knife to cut along inside of lines.

3. Trace the template onto a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of colored cardstock. Place cardstock on a cutting mat and use a ruler and X-ACTO knife to cut along lines.

4. Place 1/4” double-sided tape along the outside edges of the pocket, except for the diagonal side. Adhere pocket to the 4.25” x 5.5” piece of colored cardstock. If the edges do not match up, use the X-ACTO knife to trim.

Be Mine - Color Block Valentine

5. Write a message on the valentine printable and place it inside the pocket.

 

Be Mine - Color Block Valentine

There you have it! For more Valentine’s Day craft inspiration, check out Sally’s book Be Mine.

Be Mine Sally Shim

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Sally J Shim

Sally J Shim is a blogger and designer whose work has appeared in several books. She is the author of Pretty Packages and Be Mine, and lives in Busan, South Korea.

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