Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of creating intricate shapes from strips of paper. Glue several quilled hearts to a card, and write candy-heart sentiments beneath them. Or slip one to a secret crush and let it speak for itself.
Fold a strip of quilling paper in half, and crease. Roll each end toward center, using round-headed pin slotted quilling tool. Trim paper with scissors, if necessary. Repeat until you have desired number of hearts.
Position hearts on a premade card, marking the placement with a pencil. Remove the hearts, and use a pen to write sweet sayings below the placement of each heart. Glue the hearts back in place, above each sweet saying.
5/8-inch multicolor quilling paper (No. 356), from Lake City Crafts, quilling.com
8 1/2-inch paper trimmer, from Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com (You will need this if you are making your own quilling strips.)
Round-headed pin slotted quilling tool (No. 171), from Lake City Crafts, quilling.com
Fine-pointed tweezers (No. 177), from Lake City Crafts, quilling.com
Small sharp scissors, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
To learn how to make more quilled shapes for cards, go to our quilling how-to. For this Valentine's Day card, consider using some of the following sweet sayings: Be good; You're sweet; Hug me; You and me; Kiss me; My man; Be true; My love; Cutie pie; Dear one; Sweet talk.