DIY Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day Cards

Presents are always nice (treat yo' self!), but there's nothing quite as special as getting a handmade card - especially on Valentine's Day where it's all about taking the time to let someone know you love and appreciate them. These super cute "'Eye' Love You" DIY Valentines are so easy to make that you'll want to send one to everyone on your list.

These adorable cards are so whimsical and sweet. They’re also super quick and easy to make! This year, we’re ditching the e-card and sendin’ some old school snail mail to say “eye” love you. Let’s get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and let those we love know with a handwritten note!

Step 1: Use your blank card to measure out and trace a square of cardstock that is slightly smaller than the card itself. You can also just use a ruler if that floats your boat! Use scissors to cut out the cardstock.

Step 2: Center the cardstock onto the blank greeting card and stick it on using a glue stick, double-sided tape, or spray adhesive. When you do this, the card makes a kind of frame around the cardstock and gives it a little extra pop!

Step 3: Time travel back to middle school and start doodling hearts on your notebook paper! You can use a stencil if you want, but we kinda dig the hand-made, uneven look that came out of drawing them freehand. Use an X-Acto knife or a pair of scissors to cut out the hearts. Pro tip: if you have patterned paper, trace the hearts on the back side, that way when you cut it out you can flip it over and not see any pencil or trace marks. Figured that one out on the fly!

Step 4: Use small squares of double-sided adhesive foam tape to attach the hearts to the center of the card. The puffy tape raises them up off the paper so they pop off the page. So cute!

Step 5: Glue your googly eye (we know, very technical term) onto the left side of the heart. Hot glue is great because it dries so fast, but you can use whatever you’ve got lyin’ around!

Step 6: Finish by using a calligraphy pen to write “you” in whatever script or style you please. We went for romantic cursive, but block letters or all caps can be cute too!

Pass out your super cute and personal Valentines to all your friends and family! And your crazy neighbor! And your Uber driver! And your dog! Spread the love, baby.