Aren’t these the most adorable little Heart Envelope Valentines? I was thinking about how we would always buy those sets of Valentine’s Day cards and give them to each student in our class. They were all kinds of shapes, but they were always small enough to tuck one in a backpack or lunch bag.
That thought gave me the idea to create a set of custom Valentine’s Day cards. I would make them small enough to fit into a “hand-made” envelope that starts in the shape of a heart!
I had seen a few versions done in the past, and thought, I can do that. But, mine would add some BLING to the project by including CUT OUT patterns to decorate the envelopes.
Then I created three matching Valentine cards that are perfect for sweetening! Try adding specialty Valentine’s Day candies to each for a little extra “bling”!
As you can see, I made two sizes of each pattern to enable you to make “shadow” images with solid and printed paper combinations.
You can use any kind of papers you like, but you’ll find that thinner papers are a bit easier to work with.
I experimented with all kinds of papers for this heart envelope project, including:
Once I got started choosing different papers for this Heart Envelope Project, I just couldn’t stop! It’s true that thicker papers were tough to get perfectly folded, but I couldn’t resist this metallic corrugated paper!
I wanted to make an envelope that looked like a New Year’s Eve clutch, and here’s what I ended up with! The bow tie is cut from a black velvet paper and added to the front, while the back is “sealed” with a medallion cut from another specialty card stock.
NAN’S TIP: Lightly “score” the fold lines with a craft blade to make crisp lines before folding.
Like this – It’s just a matter of using my Heart Envelope Template to fold your beautiful heart cut-outs!
I can’t promise that you won’t get a little crazy once you start making your Heart Envelopes! But I do know that you’ll need a cute Valentine to put inside!
What a fun way to celebrate the holiday, especially if you add a little sweet in the package for your sweetheart! I found lots of fun shapes and sizes of candies that you can go crazy with if you want. The grocer’s aisles are filled with fabulous choices.
I made three different designs of Valentines to choose from. Or, you can print several copies so you can show all your friends and family a little love this Valentine’s Day!
I’ll tell you how to get your own printable Candy Valentine’s Cards and Heart Envelope PDF a little later in this post.
It’s so gratifying when you get an idea inside your head and when you’re finished, it actually turns out better than you hoped! That’s exactly what happened this time around, and it’s a great feeling.
Creativity can be a very powerful emotion when it’s coursing through your body at lightening speed. Why not have some fun choosing a few fabulous papers, mixing and matching as you go along.
This is a really creative and satisfying craft project that ends with the perfect gift for any time of year!
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I’ve created some more really special Valentine’s Day printables and recipes to help you celebrate your day of romance too!
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