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There’s only a week and a day away until Valentines Day so why not stay safe out of the rain this weekend and make some handmade valentines cards. It’s a great activity to spend an hour or two with the children whilst they have fun with colours, textures and of course glitter!

I was sent this craft pack from Bostik to get make something lovely for Valentines Day and this is what Little Mr and I came up with.

bostik craft clubContents – foam glitter heart, glitter felt, red card, two white cards and envelopes, cardboard trinket box, 2 silver pom poms, a heart shaped a tube of Glu & Fix all purpose glue and some foam pads.  

Card 1

First of all, I took the foam glitter heart and stuck on some of the little foam pads on the back to attach it to the white card. I then placed the foam glitter heart onto the card and hand wrote some text in the corner. I love how something so simple can look so effective.

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Card 2

For the second card, I wanted to use the sheet of glittered felt and cardboard and decorate the white card with a spray of red hearts so I took a pair of scissors and cut up squares (3cm x 3cm) of the felt and the red card. I lightly folded the felt in half and cut out half a heart shape. Once opened up, you’ll have a heart with symmetrical sides. No wonky hearts here.

handmade valentines cards

I then used the Glu and Fix all purpose glue to fix the hearts onto the card. I didn’t need to use much of the glue and it comes out of the tube very fast and it is super sticky so I only needed a small dab over the heart to do the job. I stuck the hearts on randomly and then once they were stuck on, I added a handwritten valentines style sentiment ‘follow your heart’.

handmade valentines card

Trinket box

I loved the little red trinket box but wanted to jazz it up a bit for a special little gift for the man in my life. I didn’t like the silver pom poms so decided not to use those but cut out a heart from the glittery felt and stuck it to the lid of the box. I wanted the heart to stand out so cut out a smaller glittery heart and using the foam pads stuck it onto the larger heart. I then measured a length of ribbon out and stuck it onto the rim of the box. Ta-da! I think it looks very cute and perfect for Valentines Day.

handmade valentines cards

I really like these cards, they didn’t take too long to make and I now have two handmade valentines cards to give to the two special men in my life on Valentines Day.

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Disclaimer: This is a crafty post in conjunction with the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network. I received the products above in order to make something lovely for Valentines Day. All words and photographs are my own.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Cake Chops

    These look fab! I might have to get the boys crafting some for their many girlfriends! x

    06/02/2014 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Mary @over40andamumtoone

    They look great

    06/02/2014 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply James Gibson (DaddySpace)

    These look great ! I always wanted to make cards but I’m not great at doing it :-) My wife is fairly good at it :-)

    08/02/2014 at 10:25 pm
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