valentine’s cards, fourth-grade style

Sick of me/Valentine’s day yet? No?!? Then read on! (for the rest of you, normal programming will resume tomorrow, I promise)

Remember, back in elementary school, when all Valentine’s Day consisted of was candy and giving/getting cards from everyone in your class? Sigh. Those were the good ol’ days.

Well, I don’t care if I am 27 years old. I still make Valentine’s day cards and I’m not ashamed!

I’m hosting a Galentine’s day brunch on Sat (because, of course), so I though it would be fun to show a few different types of cards my guests can make at the fiesta.

First things first: the supplies.
To make your own holiday card, all you really need is an A4 sized piece of paper and an envelope (if desired). A marker, a steady hand, and done.

To make an awesome holiday card, you’ll to go full grandma/craft nerd! My personal stash includes:

  • Washi tape
  • Watercolors (and watercolor paper, if using)
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Crayons
  • Stickers
  • White paint pen
  • Assortment of sharpies

Next, you need some inspiration. As with most things, I turn to Pinterest. Why agonize over what to write/draw/paint when you can have a fount of ideas presented to you with one click?

Some of my favorites:

Fully equipped with ideas, now comes the fun part.

I used a mix of glitter, stickers, washi tape, and paint. One technique I just ‘discovered’ (aka read in a magazine) was to write on a card with a white crayon and paint watercolors over the crayon, so that your message comes through the paint. So easy, and so pretty!

As silly as this activity was, it was also just sooooo fun! I might send some out, although they’re all probably going to Conrad (sorry, babe).

Ok, I swear I will stop with the Valentine’s day stuff. Up next? St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Please don’t leave me.


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