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Fun DIY Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I REALLY wanted to make Valentine cards with my boys and thought this would be a perfect idea!

I got the inspiration from my Scrapbook Paper Christmas Trees I made this past Christmas. I had a friend say, “Very cute! Those could be made into cute Christmas cards…” I agreed, it was a GREAT idea.

Very cute! Those could be made into cute…cards…

For this craft, there is prepping involved BEFORE the kids can start. Steps 1-3 are all your ”prep” steps for this craft. Once everything is prepared, your kids are ready to begin.

Getting Started

I stopped by my local craft store and grabbed some Valentine-y styles of scrapbook paper (they were 50% off!!). I really liked all the patterns I found!!

I pulled out a COUPLE different colors of cardstock from my stash for my cards.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Getting Started

Sorry, the ruler isn’t pictured, but I would suggest using one!

Step 1 – Cut Your Scrapbook Paper Strips

I pulled out my ruler, and “Trusty” X-Acto knife to cut my scrapbook paper into strips. Once I had them cut into strips, I then cut all my strips in HALF using scissors.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Cut your scrapbook paper

A ruler really helps to keep your strips straight.
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Scrapbook paper strips

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Scrapbook paper

Here’s all my strips cut in half.

Step 2 – Trace and Cut Out Your Heart

For the card, I used cardstock. I traced out my heart shape from a WOODEN HEART I had for a home craft I was going to do.

Then, I used my “Trusty” X-Acto knife again to cut out my heart shape.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Trace Your Heart

Align your heart where you want it to appear.
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Traced out heart

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Heart traced out

I {heart} this Valentine card!

Step 3 – Cut Out Your Background Paper

I folded a piece of cardstock in half, and cut it in TWO for my background (this is where you add your scrapbook paper).

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Cut out your background paper

Step 4 – Make Your Scrapbook Paper Heart

Now that your craft is prepared, the kids are ready to get started!! They were REALLY excited about this craft.

I had my boys cover their background paper with a glue stick and place their strips of scrapbook paper over top. Keeping them as CLOSE together as they can.

Once their paper was COVERED, I cut off the excess paper hanging over the edges.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Add Your Paste

My boys were pretty serious about their craft project!
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Add Your Paste

My 5 year old did a great job adding his strips! The 2 year old wasn’t too shabby either.
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Scrapbook paper added

…proudly displaying their work!
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Cut off your excess paper

This is where I cut off the excess paper on the sides.

Step 5 – Add Inner Heart to Your Card

Since I HATE wasting paper, I decided to use the cut out hearts for the insides of my cards (I had the kids draw a picture on their hearts).

I used a scrap piece of paper and made an ACCORDION-STYLE pleat.

Then, I added paste to my heart and firmly placed it on the pleat. I added more paste to the OTHER side of the pleat and firmly pressed in the middle of the right side of the card.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Color your heart

My older son was so sweet helping out his little brother.
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids

Accordion-style pleat anyone?
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Add your heart

Step 6 – Add Your Scrapbook Paper Heart

I had my son add paste all around the INNER-LEFT side of the card and firmly press down the scrapbook paper background.

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Add your background paper

Step 7 – Finishing Touches

Once you’re DONE, have your kids write or draw a personal message inside. I think their grandparents will be getting these SUPER cute cards for Valentine’s Day!

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: My boy displaying their cards

(My boys) excited to showoff their cards they made!
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Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Fun Valentine Card Idea for kids

Scrapbook Paper Valentine Heart Card for Kids: Kids Valentine Card Ideas

These are cards I made for the step-by-step pictures. I think my boys’ cards look BETTER!
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My boys and I had LOTS of fun making these cards together (if only you could see outtakes of this tutorial).

I had my 5 and 2 year olds work on these cards. My 5 year old did a GREAT job making it by himself, but my 2 year old (almost 3) needed a some help.

BIG brother was to the rescue helping out his little brother. They have such a great time crafting together :)


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Hi, I'm Courtney and I LOVE crafting! I am a mommy to 3 awesome boys (who keep me very busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where I like to hang out ;)



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