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Valentine Card Trends: Shape & Function

Valentine Card Trends: Shape & Function


Unique Valentines Day cards are booming everywhere! Give something fun to a secret crush, your grade schoolers classmates or your life-long love. There is something for everyone from easy DIYs, quick printables and a few fabulous Etsy card inspirations.


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source: Fortune Teller

Activity cards can be fun for all ages. Present your valentine with a fun fortune telling card. This DIY card could get really creative! The fortunes on the inside could go as far as presenting fun things to do with your day/evening when you give it over... if you have made mystery plans for your crush or loved one, you could let them choose their fortune of events such as dinner, dancing, drinks, foot rub, shots, wine, make-out... you get the picture. ;)

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What a fun candy-pouch card! Don't get me started on the fact that you get to use patterned paper! This handmade perforated jagged opening made with the sewing machine (minus thread). Makes me think of a broken heart, sort of the opposite of what you want for V-day but cute nonetheless.

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I love how this card will take a little bit of thought from the giver and a little bit of time to go through from the receiver. A great way to use a variety of patterned paper and palette.

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Font based cards with a lot of white space are quite trendy and really fun. Minimal and direct.

sources: Love Note | Bomb | Tiny Punched Hearts | 3D Hearts

I can think of so many varied ways to expand on some of these ideas. Rounded corners and paper lace, sewing machine stitching, patterned paper. Cute, spunky and elegant sums up this group. Super quick to DIY yourself with a bit of inspiration!

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Fun and funky is always a hit for a crush or lover. What I love most about this card is the inspiration to create a word-pattern in Seamless Studio with many fonts and simple graphics.

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When I break out the patterned paper to make just one card, I find myself torn between what to settle on. This is a great way to use a fun mix of patterns, shapes and fonts. Originally used for a Mothers Day gift/card, it could be used for anything really, especially a Valentine.

source: Love Bugs | Pencil Arrows | Wheelie  | Crayon Heart

What kid wouldn't want a bug, pencil, car, or crayon valentine? A much better idea than a box of candy - their parents will appreciate it, trust me!

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Stamp pad, pencils (with erasers) and paper - DONE! What an awesome and simply quick DIY idea for a valentines day card and any other card or art project.

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Vintage inspired valentine printables - need I say more?

sources: Colorful Pinwheel | Pyramid Boxes | Tiny Envelopes

Of course envelopes of all shapes and sizes are useful for dressing up a simple sweet note. A few nifty and unique ways to present a valentine.

Whatever you decide to give your pals, lover or secret crush this year, make it colorful and creative! You still have time to pull together some of these ideas this weekend. What have you done or are you doing?


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caori

I love them! Especially the DIY project with the erasers. How clever and funny!
Thanks Molly!
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mollybermea

I'm dying to have an excuse to stamp with my erasers! hah

caori wrote:
I love them! Especially the DIY project with the erasers. How clever and funny!
Thanks Molly!

iluvhim637

my daughter and i have decided that we are going to try and do the crayon hearts and the eraser stamps combo she wants to use the hearts in the center so we are gonna try and use the dots around the heart I will be sure to post some pics when we get a few done

fifi404

What a great use of pencils and ink!!!
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mollybermea

OH HOW FUN!!! I am SUPER excited to see this! I think I might put the crayon hearts on the docket for next year. But I love the combo idea! PLEASE PLEASE share a pic. :D

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iluvhim637 wrote:
my daughter and i have decided that we are going to try and do the crayon hearts and the eraser stamps combo she wants to use the hearts in the center so we are gonna try and use the dots around the heart I will be sure to post some pics when we get a few done

caori

:o))))) Lol! :o) Potato stamp for adults.... ;)

mollybermea wrote:
I'm dying to have an excuse to stamp with my erasers! hah

caori wrote:
I love them! Especially the DIY project with the erasers. How clever and funny!
Thanks Molly!

CkristinJoy

I love to try it and share it to my friends & family... I'm sure they will enjoy making these... Thanks!

ilseez

I love them! Can't wait till the day my boyfriend send those to me! Wonderfull really wonderfull!
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mollybermea

haha! I saw one on pinterest that used a toilet paper roll bent to creat a heart stamp. It was for toddlers but I'd totally do that too!

caori wrote:
:o))))) Lol! :o) Potato stamp for adults.... ;)

mollybermea wrote:
I'm dying to have an excuse to stamp with my erasers! hah

caori wrote:
I love them! Especially the DIY project with the erasers. How clever and funny!
Thanks Molly!

caori

Oh yes. :) Sometimes you don't need to over complicate things to do great stuff.
And sometimes simple things make more fun... Big expectations ruin the creativity and the fun... :)


mollybermea wrote:
haha! I saw one on pinterest that used a toilet paper roll bent to creat a heart stamp. It was for toddlers but I'd totally do that too!

caori wrote:
:o))))) Lol! :o) Potato stamp for adults.... ;)

mollybermea wrote:
I'm dying to have an excuse to stamp with my erasers! hah

caori wrote:
I love them! Especially the DIY project with the erasers. How clever and funny!
Thanks Molly!

pique

I LOVE the love bug Valentine!!! Ella and I are totally making this for her Daddy. Off to get some bugs!
Thanks for the inspiration:)
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mollybermea

@pique - Glad that helped! hahah! I actually came back and used two sources from this article myself!

I used the first, the fortune teller for a fun date night at home with my husband and used the cute little printables as an emergency last minute resort for my son's day care. I had everything taken care of for pre-school but his day care lady called me about an hour before picking him up to take him over there and said they were also exchanging cards and didn't want him to feel left out. lol so good thing I had this post as reference!

I REALLLY want to make love bugs next year. I had already our my cards when I found that one. Was yours a hit? :)

pique wrote:
I LOVE the love bug Valentine!!! Ella and I are totally making this for her Daddy. Off to get some bugs!
Thanks for the inspiration:)

ShockingHeaven

I don't know which will I choose.

coryslater

I love the designs. They are amazing.

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