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Hearts and Blocks Valentines

These valentines can be stamped out by the dozen, but each one will still be unique.


  • White art erasers
  • Blank cards in muted colors
  • Pre-inked stamp pads
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Utility knife


  1. Step 1

    Press the cookie cutter into an eraser to make a heart-shaped stamp; use the utility knife to cut out rectangular and square blocks, which can either provide a background for the hearts or serve as the main design.

  2. Step 2

    When planning designs, experiment with color and form: Try complementing pink with neutrals and greens, or use pale-colored ink on dark paper. Combine shapes in unexpected ways to create elegant effects: A silhouetted heart surrounded by color blocks, for example, suits the space as nicely as hearts in rows.

Martha Stewart Living, February 1998