I can easily spend hours sorting through magazine clippings and collaging, but I don’t always have time for that. I love sending and receiving handmade cards, so I don’t want to let time constraints get in the way of a little DIY Valentine action. The following steps go relatively quickly and can produce thoughtful cards with your unique touch.
You will need:
Blank cards and envelopes (or card stock folded into cards)
Ruler (if you like straight lines)
A few pretty images (can be stickers, magazine clippings, repurposed “junk”)
A few pretty pieces of paper (can be magazine clippings, scrapbook paper, etc.)
Something to write with (a good black pen will do fine)
Select and glue down your background paper(s). For these cards, I used pieces of scrapbook paper.
Select a 1-3 focus images for the front of your card. For these, I used magazine clippings, stickers, and old stamps (these I added later–see Step Three).
Write a simple message on your card. While you can print something out from the computer or use letters from magazines to spell your message, there’s nothing like your special handwriting!
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Photos: Mary Hood