Weave This Unique Valentine Card for that Special Someone on Valentine's Day

Get funny valentine card message to put inside. Plus, choose from gallery of different cover options and get card-making instructions

Valentine Day is around the corner. So, this season of love, make a creative valentine card that has a unique feature.

Valentine card woven from paper strips

What’s so unique about this love card, you might ask? It’s cut into strips and woven together.

And with this weave, it’s easy to add some greeting card humor. Hence, transforming the project into a funny valentine greeting card

For instance, inside the card, write:

You’re woven into my heart
My One. My Only. My Valentine!

Apart from this, the weave makes it easy to juggle various words on the cover as in the gallery below.

  • Valentine card - 2nd portrait design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 3rd portrait design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 4th portrait design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 5th portrait design woven from paper strips
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Furthermore, feel free to transform the card from portrait to landscape as in the pictures below.

  • Valentine card - 1st landscape design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 2nd landscape design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 3rd landscape design woven from paper strips
  • Valentine card - 4th landscape design woven from paper strips
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Even if the weave doesn’t involve the whole card but only a portion of it, just do it. Because the finished project is still the same...

...a cool and creative greeting card for Valentine Day.

Hopefully, all the gallery choices above won’t leave you undecided. Because the fun starts when the card making begins.

Tools and Materials

Materials for Valentine card woven from paper strips
  • 8” x 10” abstract-art cardstock paper (in this case, cut from larger cardstock)

  • 8” x 11” heart-art cardstock paper

  • A couple 1” x 1” white cardstock pieces

  • Red sharp tip marker

  • Masking tape

  • Drawing pencil

  • Eraser

  • Scissors

  • Sliding paper trimmer

  • Metal ruler

  • Scoring stick

  • Cutting mat

  • Craft cutting knife

  • Glue

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Cut the 8” x 10” abstract-art cardstock into ten 1” x 8” strips.

  2. Cut the 8” x 11” heart-art cardstock paper into eight 1” x 11” strips.

  3. Valentine card woven from paper strips - step 2
  4. Place the horizontal heart-art cardstock strips side by side. Then, on the back, temporarily tape them down to hold them together.

  5. Weave these horizontal strips with the vertical abstract-art cardstock strips.

    Please note that, because of the tape, the first strip will have to go last... after removing the tape.

  6. Valentine card woven from paper strips - step 4
  7. Hence, remove the tape and weave in the final strip. The excess horizontal strips should be sticking out beyond the vertical strip.

  8. Glue the strip ends all around the four edges of the weaved greeting card so that it can no longer accidentally un-weave.

  9. Next, cut off this horizontal excess to properly balance out the weave arrangement inside the card.

    There’s more on this, plus an alternative method for preparing the strips for this step in the tips and tricks section below.

  10. Valentine card woven from paper strips - step 7
  11. Score the woven valentine card right in the middle and fold into 5” x 8” card (approximately).

  12. On the 1” x 1” white cardstock pieces, write out a single word on each piece to spell out Happy Valentine's Day.

  13. Finally, arrange the white square pieces on the card and glue them in place.

Here are a few more things to bear in mind about this style of card making...

Important Tips and Tricks

Valentine card woven from paper strips - step 4

Putting the tape temporarily on the strips is a very important step. Because a permanent tape could peel off the cardstock when it's time to take it off.

To prevent this, run the tape a couple times on a piece of clot before using it on the card. This weakens the adhesive on the tape. Hence, turning it into a temporary tape.



Tips and tricks in weaving Valentine card from paper strips

The horizontal weave of the card is much longer for a reason:

After weaving the card, the bends and spaces between the weaves extends the size of the finished card.

And this makes the strips too short for the greeting card.

Hence, with the longer strips, there is still enough paper even after the card expands. But if you make the valentine card without the excess length, you will still create a beautiful effect...

=Tips and tricks for unique picnic invitation woven from paper strips

...just like on the inside of this unique invitation card weave shown here.

Want to see how the outside front cover of this other woven invitation card with non-excess strips turned out?


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