Upcycled Valentine Cards

Thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d have fun with some heart shapes & do some recycling along the way.



I found some white card (which had print on the reverse) & some pieces of thin white foam & cut out a selection of heart shapes, cutting out another smaller heart in the centre. Keep the 'mini' hearts from the centre as these can be used as decorations too.


Minnie loves flicking through old magazines, catalogues, brochures & cutting out the things that catch her eye. She often makes collages with these cutouts, but for this activity we used them for something new.

Minnie started by flicking through a Boden catalogue & choosing the patterns she liked, they have such fantastic designs & colourful prints it’s hard to choose which patterns to leave! Once the patterns were chosen Minnie cut them out.

We glued the printed side of the white card/foam & stuck it over Minnie’s catalogue cutout. Carefully we trimmed around the outer heart shape & our beautiful heart was ready.


We made several of these (as you can see!) & then set to work adding them to cards ready for Valentine’s Day!







Now all we have to do is to decide who to send them too! ♥



19 comments:

  1. These are indeed VERY cute hearts! I love that they are recycled, but I also like the shapes you chose - makes te hearts look very cool and fun!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! YAY!

    Maggy

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  2. These are so pretty! Love them!

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  3. thank you so much for linking up such a lovely activity and we have been looking for ideas for valentines day!

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  4. Cool way to use old scraps of fabric and paper!

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  5. These hearts are very lovely!!!

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  6. I really like all the different patterns and designs Minnie found. The hearts look fab. Thanks for the idea :)

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  7. These are beautiful! Thanks for the idea. My daughter would have a blast making these!

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  8. Featured this post on this week's High paw: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2011/01/high-paw-show-us-your-best_28.html

    Love it! ;) Thanks for adding this and hope to see you around every Friday!

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  9. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments. Hope you have as much fun as we did making these :)

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  10. I featured you on Love Get Crafty today!

    http://www.redtedart.com/2011/02/01/love-get-crafty/

    Maggy x

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  11. Fabulous idea! Stopping over from Red Tart Art! You have a great blog! Kerri

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  12. these are SO fun! :) just stopped over from Red Ted Art!

    I'd be in heaven if you linked up to my Friday Craft Day. :)

    So happy to stop by your cute blog!

    Rebecca

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  13. Hi Rebecca, thank you so much, we'll def see you at Friday Craft Day :)

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  14. I love the organic shapes and the fact that this is so eco-friendly!

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  15. Fun!! I think that's very creative.it could also be done with pictures of favorite things or words too:)
    Happy Valentines Day!!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  16. These are beautiful!These hearts are very lovely!!!
    Plastic Card

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