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Love Is An Open Door Valentine’s Day Card, Cymplified!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, what plans do you have with your hubby and/or kids? My husband and I don’t really celebrate it because of practical reasons like traffic jams and packed restaurants. And if we were to go on a date, we have to bring the kids since they don’t have a nanny. It’s going to be a very ordinary day for us.

But, I have been bitten by the love bug and decided to do something for Valentine’s. Not a grand romantic gesture, though, I made a cymple Valentine’s Day card inspired by the song Love Is An Open Door from the movie Frozen. I would like to share it with you.

I gathered my materials:

  • 2 pieces colored papers, one light blue, one pink (I didn’t want to use the usual color red)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • glitters
  • marker
colored papers, folded one in half, cut the other one in half
valentines-card-cutting
cut the halved paper as you would when making a heart, but leave some attached to the paper for the “hinges”, then cut the heart in half

With the folded paper in portrait orientation, glue the cut paper to the bottom half so that the card opens like an awning window. It can also open like a book, if you want, but the heart should be cut in ย a vertical orientation.

valentines-card-portrait
what do you think of my door? more like a cage? haha!

After the glue has dried, I wrote the letters on the front and inside the “door”. Then, it’s time to decorate! I placed heart cutouts and sprinkled them with glitters. The lines on my door are made of glue and glitter, too.

valntines-card-decorate
I used gold, silver and pink glitters, plus a pink marker

Here is the Valentine’s Day card in action, the heart doors open to the words. You could also write a “secret” message inside. Use beads and strings to make a “lock” for the door.

valentines-card-collage
ta-da!

Did you make any Valentine’s Day crafts for your loved ones or with your children? Please share with me your links in the comments, I would love to see them.

16 Comments

  1. Aww, that’s just so sweet, sis! So thoughtful and timely (Frozen, hihi! kidding!) When hubby and I weren’t married yet, I always do DIY cards for him, not only during Valentine’s Day but even when there’s no occasion, haha! But now that we’re married and have a son, I feel sad that I haven’t been able to continue doing that, although I know he understands and he doesn’t mind, but still. Anyway, I will do my best to find time soon. Maybe, when our son grows a little bigger, he’d help me, too. That would be awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. That sure would be wonderful and it would be a lovely surprise for him.

  2. Lovely card and the color is one of my favorite. Never make card this year but next year probably inspired naman ako sa gawa mo Sis.:)
    Melgie
    http://wish4less.blogspot.com
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    1. Thanks, para maiba naman, hindi laging red. Hehe!

  3. I love pink so I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ I can remember when was the last time I made a Valentine card. Elementary pa ata ako noon, hehe. Next year I will teach my son how to make a V-card kasi for sure that will be one of his art project ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. For sure, lagi naman sa school eh, hehe!

  4. aby

    i used to make a valentine card for my momma and she would pin it on our wall.. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. I’m doing that for my daughter now, hehe!

  5. I remember during my elementary days, valentine’s card is always one of the activities in art subject. From grade 1 to 6. Part na yata ng curriculum ang paggawa ng valentine’s card. hehehe
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    1. Haha! Oo nga eh, my daughter made a card in her class, too.

  6. I made a Fortune Paper Cookie last V-Day for my boyfriend. Though I am not crafty at all, I tried doing so. I want to try something different than a card this time. Yours is cute too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Btw, noticed your new layout. Really pretty!

    theresa
    http://www.thecuteanddainty.com

    1. Thanks, Tet! Yes, cards are very usual, I will try a different craft next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Meikah Ybaรฑez-Delid

    Very sweet of you, a card lovingly made by you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that song from Frozen, too (Actually like everyone else, I love everything about the movie, too!). I just picked out a card and well the message was original tho. hehe
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    1. Thanks! I love crafts but I’m not very “crafty”, hehe!

  8. So cute! I’m a big Frozen fan too. Super love the songs!!! Didn’t know Kristen Bell sang so well too. Happy Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Super love your sidebar btw! *thumbs up*

    1. Thanks, Toni! Hope your Valentine’s was lovely!

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