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Valentine's Day Crafts

Woven Heart Valentines

What you will make:

Add the rustic look of basket weaving to your Valentine's Day card creations by weaving together paper strips or by using one of Aunt Annie's Woven Strips digital downloads to achieve the woven-look. The card ideas presented here can easily be adapted for other holidays or occasions by changing the colors or using different cutout shapes. The card ideas also work well with hand-woven and commercial fabrics.

This craft project features aperture cards with heart-shaped windows cut out of the card front and a heart-shaped card. It is easy to cut your own aperture cards or you can purchase commercial ones available in a variety of colors and window cutout shapes.

See the Paper Weaving Cards tutorial for detailed weaving instructions, and if you are new to card making, review the Greeting Card Class tutorials for ideas and basic techniques. For how to make card blanks and envelopes, see the Four Patch Cards tutorial or see the Envelopes to Make craft project for envelope templates and instructions.

Here's what you need:
  • White or colored card blank
  • Paper or cardstock for weaving strips
  • Decorative paper with woven designs
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Fine-tip red marker
  • Ruler or paper trimmer
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Heart punches: ¼" or 1"
  • Scrap paper for heart templates
  • Optional: Craft knife, commercial heart templates, aperture cards

This project is rated EASY to do.

How to Make Woven Heart Valentines

Read through the instructions before starting.

Scroll down to see the instructions for the four card options. All the card options can be made with Woven Strips digital paper, that you download and print on white paper, or by weaving together strips of paper as described in the Paper Weaving Cards tutorial—see ideas #1 and #2 for instructions for each option. The last card idea, #4, is a heart-shaped card embellished with a woven heart cutout. It is best to make this card with one of the Woven Strips papers or other patterned paper with a woven design.

#1: Red and White Woven Heart Valentine
Plain weave heart
Decorative paper:
Solid color paper or cardstock:
  • White card blank: 4¼″ by 5½″
  • Red paper or cardstock
Miscellaneous supplies:
  • Red marker
  • ¼" heart punch

Prep work: Cut a large heart from paper to use as a template. The pictured heart is about 4 3/8" by 3 1/2". Cut a rectangle from the Red and White Plain Weave ePaper that is 4" by 5¼". Punch three or more tiny hearts from red paper or cardstock using the ¼" heart punch.

Cut heart opening: Trace around the heart template on the card front. Using a craft knife or scissors, cut out the heart opening.

To assemble card: Place the rectangle of Red and White Plain Weave ePaper behind the heart opening and glue in place. Glue the tiny hearts on the card front. Use the red marker to draw an outline around the heart opening, leaving a ¼" margin of white around the heart.

#2: Woven Strip Heart Valentine
Woven paper strips heart
Solid color paper or cardstock:
  • White card blank: 4¼″ by 5½″
  • Red and yellow paper or cardstock
Miscellaneous supplies:
  • Red marker
  • Craft knife

Prep work: Cut a large heart from paper to use as a template. The pictured heart is about 3½" by 3½". Cut a 3¾" square of red paper or cardstock. Cut seven ¼" by 3¾" strips of yellow paper or cardstock and two ¼" by 4" strips of red. On the 3¾" square of red, mark a line ¼" from the top, then cut the square into ¼" strips from the bottom to this line, leaving the square intact! Weave the yellow strips into the red square as pictured, then glue the yellow strips in place. See the Paper Weaving Cards card tutorial for detailed weaving instructions.

Cut heart opening: Trace around the heart template on the card front. Using a craft knife or scissors, cut out the heart opening. Use the craft knife to cut 14 slits across the top and the bottom of the card. Make the slits a bit wider than the red strips and space them evenly.

To assemble card: Place the woven square behind the heart opening and glue in place. Weave the red strips into the slits and glue in place.

#3: Basket Weave Heart Valentine
Basketweave heart
Decorative paper:
Solid color paper or cardstock:
  • Yellow card blank: 4¼″ by 5″
  • Red
Miscellaneous supplies:
  • Red marker
  • 1" heart punch

Prep work: Cut a heart from paper to use as a template. The pictured heart is about 3¼" by 2½". Cut a rectangle from the Red and White Basket Weave ePaper that is 4" by 3". Punch three hearts from red paper or cardstock using the 1" heart punch. Cut two 1/8" strips of red that are about 4½" long.

Cut heart opening: Trace around the heart template on the card front. Using a craft knife or scissors, cut out the heart opening.

To assemble card: Place the rectangle of Red and White Basket Weave ePaper behind the heart opening and glue in place. Glue the punched hearts in a row under the larger heart and glue the red strips above and below the hearts. Use the red marker to draw an outline around the heart opening, leaving a ¼" margin of yellow around the heart.

#4: Basket Weave Chevron Heart-shaped Valentine
Chevron basketweave heart
Decorative paper:
Solid color paper or cardstock:
  • Red card blank: 5½″ by 8½" (fold 8½" by 11" red cardstock in half)
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Black
Miscellaneous supplies:
  • 1" heart punch

Prep work: Cut two hearts from paper to use as templates. Cut one that is about 5" by 4½" to use as the template for the heart-shaped card. Cut a second heart template that is the same shape and  about ½" smaller in both dimensions. Trace the smaller heart template on the back of the Red and White Chevron Basket Weave ePaper and cut out the heart. Punch red and yellow hearts using the 1" heart punch. Glue the punched hearts on black paper or cardstock. Cut around the hearts, leaving a small black margin.

Cut heart-shaped card: Cut off the left edge of the larger heart template so it has a 1" to 1½" straight edge. Place the heart template on the card front with the straight edge aligned on the fold. Trace around the heart template and cut out the heart-shaped card.

To assemble card: Glue the Red and White Chevron Basket Weave ePaper heart on the card front. Glue the punched hearts to the card front.

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to make the card.
  • Think about the person getting the card and the card's sentiment.
  • Think about the card and imagine how it will look.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

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Related crafts: For more Valentines to make, see the Valentine's Day Cards page.

Simple Valentine's Day cards for the kids to make
Card featuring paper weaving

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Related craft: For detailed instructions in how to weave paper strips, see the Paper Weaving Cards tutorial.

ePaper Extra

Woven strips ePapers

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Tip: A quick way to get the look of weaving is to use decorative paper with a fabric pattern. Use the Woven Strips digital papers or one of Aunt Annie's Gingham Check ePapers in Yellow, Orange or Red-orange.

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