Probably my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is making and giving out cards and gifts to friends. Bonus points if those cards and treats are punny! (I love me a good – or even a bad – pun. Haha!) Making valentines is also my kids’ favorite part of the holiday, and we like coming up with ideas for their classmates together. This year I thought it might be fun to tie some cute rolls of washi tape onto valentines as a little gift. I’m always looking for non-candy ideas, and I have a slight washi tape addiction, so it seemed like a great fit! These simple washi tape free valentine printables are incredibly easy to put together plus they are great for kids, tweens, teens, and grown ups too. I mean, who doesn’t love cute tape?
Supplies needed to make your own free valentine printables:
- White Cardstock
- Washi Tape (There are so many awesome multi-packs!)
- Scissors or Paper Trimmer
- Small Hole Punch or Piercing Tool
- Baker’s Twine
- My Free Printable Valentine Designs (free for personal use only)
Step One. Print and Cut.
Start off by printing the cards off on white cardstock. (You can find the free download in the supply list above. There are four cards per page.) I prefer to use extra thick cardstock like this one to print my cards so they will be nice and sturdy. Next, cut the cards down to size using a pair of scissors or a paper trimmer.
Step Two. Add Washi Tape.
Next, you will need to punch some holes in your cards. Unfortunately, you may have a hard time placing your holes towards the center of the card with a regular hole punch. Instead, you can use an eyelet punch like this with a hammer and cutting mat or you can use a piercing tool as well.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.