Mini Heart Garland Valentine Card

Are you looking for a super cute and easy Valentine card to make? You've come to the right place! This card is simple to make and only takes a few minutes. The mini hearts are so cute as a garland and will be sure to bring a smile to your Valentine's face when they open their card.

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I love to make cards and Valentine's Day being just around the corner is a perfect reason to make a new one! This mini heart garland card looks so cute and there are only a few supplies needed to make it yourself.

I've teamed up with a great group of crafty bloggers in a paper valentine challenge for the month. You can see all of their cute projects at the bottom of this post. For now, let's get started on the tutorial for this homemade Valentine card.

Mini Heart Garland Valentine Card

Supplies Needed to Make Card

craft supplies to make homemade Valentine card

Cardstock or blank cards
Paper Trimmer
Baker's Twine (I buy mine at Dollar Tree)
Assorted Valentine Papers (I used 2)
Valentine Stamp (similar to mine here)
Stamp Pad (Mine was Teresa Collins Passion Pink)
Gel Pens (I like these American Craft ones) - optional
Glue Dots
Heart Punch or Cutting Machine

Directions to Make Valentine Card with Heart Banner

Cut your cardstock in half the wide way, so you have a piece 5.5" x 8.5". Fold the piece of cardstock in half so the crease is at the top of the card - measuring 5.5" wide and 4.25" tall.

glue dots and bakers twine

Cut a piece of bakers twine 6" long. That will give you enough twine for the wrap to the back side of the card and also to make the banner hang a little bit instead of being straight and tight. On the inside of the front of the card, place a small glue dot in the corner and place the end of the bakers twine.

bakers twine banner string

Repeat on the other side, making sure not to pull the bakers twine too tightly.

Cut heart shapes out of your decorative paper. The hearts should be 1" or 1.25". I used my Cricut cutting machine to make the hearts for the card and a few smaller ones for confetti. I love having my Cricut for these types of projects. It only took two minutes to design and then just one minute to cut both papers into the hearts I wanted.

use glue dot adhesive to add paper cut out hearts to the banner

Use a few Glue Dots on the back of your paper hearts, then add them on top of the bakers twine to make the garland. 

NOTE: When working with Glue Dots, don't take the dots off of the waxy paper. Instead press the back of your paper hearts to the glue dots and lightly pull back the waxy paper and the dots will stick to the paper. If you try to take the dots off and use your fingers, you will squish them and get them stuck to your fingers and be frustrated (I speak from experience).

Use your stamp to add your Valentine message to the front of your card. For a little extra sparkle, use a glitter gel pen and write over the stamped message.

super cute mini heart garland valentine card tutorial

There you go! A sweet Valentine card that is quick to make and super cute. It only takes about 10 minutes to make. Add your message to your sweetheart and you will be done.

Mini Paper Heart Garland Homemade Valentine Card

The start of the month means another fun #CCBG craft challenge is here! This month our theme for creating a new project was Paper Valentine. We wanted to use paper in different ways to create a Valentine project to share with you!
Visit all these wonderfully creative projects by visiting the links below.
Life Beyond the Kitchen - Paper Reed Heart
Al Things Beautiful - DIY Valentine's Day Ornament


  1. Ali your card is very cute, I recognize a few of your items and want a few more like that pink twine, I have the red.

    1. Glad you like it Janet! I was really excited when I saw the pink twine in a new package. It's with a whole bunch of pastel ones, which will be perfect for some Spring projects.

  2. This is very cute and looks elegant!! I however couldn't cut myself out of a paper bag so don't think my attempt will look as good!!!


    1. Oh no Sophie! Well, I'm glad you stopped by today and left a nice comment.

  3. This is such a cute idea for Valentine's Day!

  4. This is so cute! I love the prints you've chosen. About the glue dots...I found out the hard way not to peel them off, too. :)

    1. Yeah, using them for the first time can be tricky. :) Thanks for your nice comment Lydia.

  5. I'm loving this lovely heart banner card! Very sweet idea for a Valentine's day card!

  6. what a fun craft! love this garland and pretty diy card!!

  7. This is such a fun Valentine DIY! I love making Valentines!

    1. It is fun! I always forget how much I enjoy it until I'm in my craft room.

  8. Oh this is so cute! Would be a great craft to do with kids too!

    Kayla |

    1. Thanks Kayla! They would have lots of fun punching out the hearts and adding them to the card.


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