The art of handmade holiday cards is a treasure for the creator and recipient alike. This season, try your hand at one of our many holiday-card craft ideas. Whether the sentiment is embossed, decked in ribbon, or encasing a prized photograph, the extra time will be well worth it when your cards are opened.
A chalkboard valentine allows for countless changes of heart. Make the prop out of foam board covered with chalkboard self-adhesive paper. Write a message for one love, take a picture, and then erase it and write another note. Mail or e-mail the photos.
Stamping tools constructed from corrugated cardboard and a wine cork make beautiful flower motifs. If decorating wrapping paper, stamp a full sheet. To make the cards below, round the edges of colored paper with scissors or a corner punch, apply the markings, and attach to card stock with spray adhesive.
Choose a custom blend of patterns and shapes to personalize a card for your valentine. The mix-and-match vintage perfume bottle clip art and pretty patterns were created by illustrator Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston.