Monday, February 6, 2012

Cute Critter Valentine Cards Tutorial

Time to make some easy, yet sweet Valentine cards for the family.
*Spoiler Alert! Grammies - look away!  :-)
I made these with my daughter a couple years ago for her little neighborhood playmates. Simple hearts turned into little mouse and kitty cat personalities. I can't take credit for the original idea, but it's been around – I think it was from an old kids' book. They're so fun we're making them again! 
You'll need:
Valentine patterned paper or at least red, pink and white.
Folded or flat 3x5 or 4x6 cardstock
Scissors
Paper hole punch
Glue stick
Optional - google eyes
 Cut a heart large enough to almost fill your 4x6 card.
Cut 2 small hearts to make ears. Position the heart upside down for the kitty (below), or right side up for a mouse (above). Glue the ears in place so they tuck behind the big heart, then glue that down, too.
 Use your hole punch to make the eyes and nose! Easy! Just empty the tray and see what you've got! :-)
 You can use the 1/2" punch with a 1/4" punch on top like on the brown mouse card above. Or simple white like directly above, or the google eyes as shown below.
Now cut 6 straight and narrow paper whiskers and glue these down. Glue the punched circle for the nose right on top of the whisker ends. (You could also cut 3 long whiskers and have them criss cross under the nose.)

4 comments:

Cindy said...

These are SO adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

AudreyO said...

Those are so cute. You also make then look super easy :) Hope grandma enjoys hers :)

Becky said...

I love these! I just showed them to my girls and they are excited to make cats and mice! Off to Hobby Lobby for some supplies tonight... Thanks, Jeanne!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Oh, these are so sweet! We need to try them!

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