Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts Roundup

There are so many great Valentine’s Day paper craft ideas out there if you want to add your personal, handmade touch to everything from cards to garlands. Here’s a round up of several that have caught my eye over the past few weeks:

A tutorial for gorgeous Papel Picado valentines by Avie Designs:

Papel Picado Valentine's Day Cards


Also from Avis of Avie Designs, a tutorial for pretty, easy to make doily valentines. On a side note, Avis is selling her 2010 calendars to help raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Get more information here.

Doily Valentine's Day Cards


Learn how to make super cute, printable Valentine’s Day brownie bags and goodie bags from Kathleen at Twig & Thistle:

Printable Brownie Goodie Bags


Check out the tutorial for this pretty paper heart garland, made using magazine pages:

Paper Heart Garland


Learn how to make glittery doily heart valentines at Zakka Life:

Glitter Heart Valentines


Mini doily valentines and paper heart wrapping ideas (I think I spot a book page in there!) from Martha Stewart (my Martha Valentine’s Day crafts roundup from last year can be found here):

Paper Heart Valentine Gift Wrap


A lovely printable poster, inspired by Love, Actually, from Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone:

Love, Actually Printable Poster


Make a Valentine’s Day heart book wreath with this tutorial from Flower Patch Farmgirl — can’t get enough of the book page crafts!

Book Page Wreath


Use printable templates to make these adorable matchboxes containing folded enclosure cards and booklets. Printables and tutorial can be found at Swap-bot:

Matchbox Templates


Super cute printable Valentine’s Day gift tags from Paper Glitter:

Valentine's Day Printable


Make hanging glitter heart decorations out of cereal boxes. Use this technique to make all sorts of different glittery shapes, too:

Valentine's Day Glitter Ornaments

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Nonpareil Magazine Is Here!

Nonpareil Magazine

Yesterday was the official launch of Nonpareil Magazine, my new project with Maddy of the Inspired Bride, and what a day it was! The response has been absolutely amazing, beyond what we could’ve imagined, and I am so humbled and flattered (not to mention excited) about the feedback that we’ve gotten thus far. A big thank you to all of you who have Tweeted about the magazine and mentioned it on your blogs and sites. I am truly grateful.

The past few months have been an amazing adventure, and I’m so glad to have gotten a chance to work with Maddy and to get to know her better. She’s an amazing talent, and has been wonderful to work and laugh with, and even though this is a huge project with deadlines and stuff that’s usually not so fun, we have had lots of fun and silly times that have kept us both sane during the long hours and late nights we’ve encountered throughout the project.

I am also endlessly amazed by and thankful for our contributors, who have been so generous in sharing their talent. Vale Design, Twig & Thistle, Cottage Industrialist, Bread of Many, Roxanne Bradley, Wiley Valentine — thank you for contributing such lovely printable invitations. Carter & Cook, Jackie Wonders, The Floral Lab, Posh Paperie — thank you for the fabulous Shimmer & Shine feature. Michael Haug, Conor Lawrence, and Larry Callahan — thank you for the beautiful photographs. Carol Stopera, Ouma Clothing, and Nicole Richards — thank you for the fantastic stylistic contributions. And, last but not least, Devon Hague, thanks for being our very first fanboy!

I hope you enjoy the first issue, and we’re so excited about sharing upcoming issues, too!

Free Printables for Valentine’s Day

If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of gal or guy, then this is the post for you! Here’s my roundup of Valentine’s Day printable goodies, which includes cards, decorations, gift tags, and super cute cupcake topopers, too. I hope that you’ll find something or things that catch your eye and make you want to revv up that printer.

Oh so kawaii printable fox and panda valentines by Danielle of Thompson Family-Life:

Fox & Panda Printable Valentine's Day Cards


Fox & Panda Printable Valentine's Day Cards


Fun onomatopoeia Valentine’s Day card and gift tags at mmmcrafts. Mwah, indeed!

Printable Valentine's Day Card and Gift Tags


Lovely patterned box sleeves, and a yummy looking red velvet sandwich cookie recipe (see original post), by Ivana from Love Ardently at Mint:

Printable Valentine's Day Box Sleeves


Sweet owly Valentine’s Day mini cards and bookmarks by Amy at Living Locurto:

Living Locurto Printables


Love and Rockets printable Valentine’s Day cards by Cameron of Cottage Industrialist … totally cute:

Cottage Industrialist Printables


Such pretty printable Valentine’s Day cards by Carolynn of Two Brunettes at Ruffled:

Ruffled Printable Valentine's Day


Adorable printable mice cupcake toppers from Make Something Happy:

Make Something Happy Printable Valentine's Day


Aww, super cute code monkey printable cards at Dabbled:

Dabbled Printable Valentine's Day


Break out the crayons for these printable color your own valentines by Julie at Up Up Creative:

Up Up Creative Printable Valentine's Day


Colorful Valentine’s Day gift tags from Hello, Good Gravy:

Good Gravy Printable Valentine's Day


A festive Valentine’s Day mini banner from Kind Over Matter:

Kind Over Matter Printable Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day Roundup, Cards and More

I have just a few more lovely Valentine’s Day cards for you today, plus lots of cool Valentine’s Day packaging and and other paper goodies that go beyond cards. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be sharing Valentine’s Day crafts and printables, so be sure to check it out of you’re a do-it-yourself-er!

Oh so sweet “I Love You, My Dear” letterpress valentines from INK + WIT:

INK+WIT Valentine's Day Cards


Super cool printable Valentine’s Day cards and patterned DIY candy bar packaging from Benign Objects:

Benign Objects Valentine's Day


Bunny love letterpress cards by Amy Shaffer and Kristin Mills for {Lark} by Sycamore Street Press:

Sycamore Street Letterpress Valentine's Day


Intricate custom 8″x10″ papercuts for Valentine’s Day or anniversaries from Papercuts by Jo:

Papercuts by Jo Valentine's Day


Birdcage letterpress Valentine’s Day cards by Flora and Fauna Press:

Flora and Fauna Press Valentine's Day


Pretty printable Love U stationery sets and Love favor boxes from A Little Hut:

A Little Hut Printable Valentine's Day


Lovely Honeycomb Heart papercutt by Louveteau Creations:

Louveteau Papercut Valentine's Day


Love is in the Air letterpress cards by Letterpress Delicacies:

Letterpress Delicacies Valentine's Day


DIY printable VALEntine Hearts boxes — I see what you did there, Erin — from Finch & Hawk (Formerly Vale Design Paper Goods):

DIY Printable Valentine's Day


A cute play on words in these cards from Lavish.:

Lavish Valentine's Day

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