DIY Red and White Valentine's Day Card

DIY: Red and White Valentine’s Day Cards

Posted on January 24, 2012

When I think of Valentine’s Day I immediately think of homemade cards.

I feel like it should be something beautiful and different that is created instead of store bought.

This year I decided on red and white Valentine’s Day Cards.
I used scalloped white paper stationary (found in the wedding section of a craft store) folded in half. I went with a Happy Valentine’s Day stamp and red ink. I used red envelopes tied with red and white twine.

To make them extra special I used gold wax seals with a double heart stamp to make the impression.


Here is what you will need if you like this look:

1. A set of white scalloped cards.
2. A set of red envelopes.
3. A stamp set that you like.
I went with a big heart stamp that reads Happy Valentine’s Day in a circle.
4. Ink pad for the stamp. I used red.
5. White heart stickers for the outside of the red envelope. (Stickers: Martha Stewart Collection)
6. An elegant pen writer. I went with black and a 2.0mm fine tip. This pen will make your handwriting look effortlessly elegant.
7. Wax and a seal in a design you like. I went with a heart seal and gold wax.
(You can find this at your craft store in the wedding department.)

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Use the stamps however you feel best suits the card, and then use the elegant pen for names and Valentine’s Day wishes.

I positioned the white heart sticker to the left of the envelope and then wrote the child’s name. I used a wax seal in gold to finish it off (see the image above).

Note: Make sure you have both wet and dry napkins on hand so that you can clean the excess ink from the stamp after a couple of uses. This will help eliminate any smudging that could happen and mar your stamp’s impression on the card.

What Others Are Saying

  1. angelachaobella January 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I love this! i can’t wait to try it out myself

    • Carrie Pacini January 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Angela! It’s so much fun to create your own cards.

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