No specialist quilling tools are required for this sophisticated-looking card - and you can make matching wrapping decoration too.
To send with love, a heart made of colourful stamps
Our arty Valentine’s card is easy enough for even quite young children to make. Simply fold a piece of A4 card in half and draw a heart shape lightly in pencil. Tear small pieces of brightly coloured pages from a magazine. Draw the same heart on a spare piece of paper and arrange the torn pieces into a pleasing collage within the outline. Transfer the pieces to the card and glue in place. Stick the large pieces first, then add pieces around the edge of the heart and fill in any gaps in the centre.
Fold a piece of card in half, or use a card blank. Sew and stuff a small fabric heart (click here for how to make a fabric heart). You can use scented petals or flower-heads as stuffing for an extra romantic touch. Fold a short length of ribbon in half, cross the two ends on top of the heart and stitch a button to hold the ribbon ends in place. Sew the loop end of the ribbon to the top of the front of the card.
Combine heart-shaped buttons and sticky stars to show someone how special they are.
Fold a piece of card in half, or use a red card blank. Cut out four small heart shapes from newspaper and glue into place.
Add a little embellishment to give this card the wow-factor.
Fold a piece of card in half, or use a natural card blank. Cut a heart shape from gingham fabric, using pinking shears, and glue into place on the front of the card. Glue a toning button on top.
Choose A4 white card with a glitter or shiny finish on one side. Cut card in half and fold in half - you could make two cards if you wish. Draw two hearts in pencil on the inside of the card. Carefully cut out half of each heart using a craft knife, then rub out your pencil marking. Fold half of each heart onto the right side of the card. Add kisses using a white correction pen.
By Sue McNeill, Prima. Photo: Richard Burns
Make this pretty card with fabric and simple machine embroidery.
Cut a heart shape from red card. Wrap a narrow red gingham ribbon top to bottom and glue in place.
Tie a second piece of ribbon around the width of the heart in a bow, then glue in place.
Write your message on a small rectangle of white card and glue to the heart. Stick the heart on a piece of folded white card.
Fold a piece of card in half, or use a white card blank. Cut two rectangles from contrasting fabric, one smaller than the other. Glue the larger rectangle to the front of the card. Lay the smaller rectangle on top of the larger one and glue in place. Finally cut two small hearts from a contrasting fabric and glue in place.
Spell it out to your loved one with this chic card design.
Create beautiful homemade cards with scraps of gingham and red fabric.
Gorgeously glittery, and so simple to make
A cute country-style checked design - and you can use it on a Valentine card, if you prefer.
Make this tag using a hole punch...
Use a mini clothes-peg to hang a glittery heart.