good idea: handmade valentines

now that the 2012 handmade valentine swap is officially under way, i thought i'd give you some valentine inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. as mentioned, you can make the cards yourself OR buy them from someone else -- a friend, a local letterpress printer, an etsy seller -- and send those too. support DIY!

whichever path you choose, here are some pretty valentines to give you some ideas:

hand-painted striped heart from empty on the inside

silhouette valentine by treasures from the 80s 

paint swatch valentines via country living

printable valentines from k.becca

love card by kristina werner [via two peas in a bucket]

quilled heart card by martha stewart


  1. Lot's of ideas to get the creative juices flowing. I'm thinking about making Vday cards this year.

  2. Really digging the paint chip ones (of course!) Keep the inspiration flowing!

  3. How clever are those paint chip cards!!! I also really liked quilled heart idea. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.