DIY Valentine's Cards

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

One of my fondest memories of Valentine's Day when I was a kid was exchanging cards with everyone in my class at school. I love encouraging Jack to make cards for all occasions and will have him add his handwriting to the back of these super simple Valentine's Day cards to share with his preschool pals! In collaboration with Fiskars, this DIY can easily be replicated no matter how many friends and family you are sharing the love with.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

You will need: white cardstock, several rolls of washi tape (red and gold used here), shipping tags, foam pop dots, pencil, typewriter, stamps, gold ink, red brush marker and scissors. I used both the Fiskars Original orange-handled scissors as well as the Total Control Precision scissors (great for curves and details).

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Begin by placing varying patterns of washi tape over the sheet of white cardstock until it is completely covered.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Next, flip the cardstock sheet over and freehand sketch hearts and the letters "X" and "O" with a pencil.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Take your scissors and cut out each of the traced shapes. The non-stick blades make it easy to be precise when cutting through the layers, and the thumb-activated cutting motion maximizes control and limits fatigue.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

From there, type out a sweet sentiment like "You are just my type" onto the shipping tags using a typewriter.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Using my cross pattern stamp, add texture to each of the cards by stamping the design a few times using gold ink.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Finally, adhere each of the shapes using the pop dots for dimension to the shipping tags.

Fiskars Valentine's Cards | Amy Tangerine

Jack can't wait to pass these out to his friends on Valentine's Day!

This post is in collaboration with Fiskars, all ideas and opinions are my own. As always, my creative partners and I appreciate the support.