Valentines Cards / January 3, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
If your child seems to want to use only Valentines that are store bought this should be okay as well. Allow them to pick those that they find enjoyable and help them to make those for others as well. Valentines Day is a wonderful occasion for giving your loved ones handmade greeting cards but coming up with Valentine card ideas all by yourself is not always easy. After all you want your card to be special and something your loved ones will always treasure. Choosing the right motif or embellishment for your Valentine card is the key to a great card. Your embellishment generally becomes the focal point of your card and the element that stands out the most so think carefully about what you want to use. The scrapbooking industry always makes sure we have plenty of different Valentines Day embellishments to choose but do not let yourself be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices.
With crochet you can create almost anything you want and attach it to the Valentine card. Flowers hearts letters words and more. When making small crochet pieces you dont need much yarn at all you can just use leftovers you have from other creations. For Valentines Day some small crochet hearts would suit perfectly as decorations attach to the Valentine card. If you are not sure how to make these hearts you can use the free receipt for a small crochet heart that I found on the website noted at the bottom of this article. These hearts are also suitable to decorate presents with. Just glue them to the paper or use double-sided tape to attach them. A Valentine card does not necessarily have to be a typical folded card there are no rules to follow. Use your creativity and make something new fun and different.
Choosing your embellishments can be a lot of fun but also a little daunting. The most important thing to remember when choosing the right embellishment for your Valentine card idea is that you are looking for something that will suit your card design and that the recipient of your card will love. Embellishments come in many forms. You can choose from die-cuts stickers epoxy or acrylic stickers three-dimensional stickers chipboard shapes rub-ons buttons sequins ribbons scraps of fabric stamped images brads eyelets snaps or even handmade embellishments you can purchase from other crafters or make yourself. Traditional Valentines card motifs include red love hearts (although why restrict yourself to red?) cupid doves teddy bears and red roses. All of these work well with any Valentine card ideas.