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butterfly magnets

My Funny Valentine

If there’s one thing that I can never resist, it’s a good pun. Luckily for me, they’re practically a requirement for Valentine’s Day cards. I had a lot of fun designing these cheeky cards, which are perfect for your little ones to give to their classmates and friends. They’re super simple to create, so you can make them in a matter of minutes.

Materials

  • cardstock
  • printer
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • stylus
  • metal ruler or  straight edge

Valentine’s Day Cards

Download the valentines and print them on cardstock. Each valentine has a front and back side. Cut both sides out, and use your glue stick to apply glue to the back of one of the sides. Place a sheet of scrap paper underneath so you can apply glue along the edges without getting glue all over your work surface. To ensure a firm bond, place the card under a couple of heavy books for 10 minutes or so.

While the cards are drying, we can make the envelopes.  Cut along the solid lines and use your ruler and a stylus to score the dotted lines. We’re going to fold the envelope later because it will make our lives easier when we work on the liner.

Speaking of liners−print the liner on regular printer paper. While the world won’t come to an end if you use cardstock, the printer paper will make the envelope less bulky. Cut out the liner and apply glue to the back. Then center it over the envelope and line it up so that the angled sides end at the bottom of the top flap. Make sure the liner is covering the side with the guidelines so that they won’t show on the outside of your envelope. 

Valentine's Day envelope
Valentine's Day envelope

Drumroll Please

Now it’s time for the moment we’ve been waiting for! Okay, that’s probably a slight overstatement, but hey, you can’t sit around waiting for the big moments in life to get excited. 

Fold the sides of your envelope in toward the middle. Apply glue to the edges of the bottom lip and fold it up. Press firmly. 

And that’s all there is to it! You can check Valentine’s cards off your to-do list and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

butterfly magnets
butterfly magnets
butterfly magnets