Jo and I were playing cards and talking about Valentine’s Day at the same time recently (we’re such good multi-taskers) and realized that the King and Queen of hearts were a great Valentine’s Day couple. What a fun inspiration they would be for a Valentine’s day card!
We came up with a pretty cool design, and to make the card extra easy, I made a template that does half the work for you. Download our Playing Card Valentine Template and print it onto a piece of white cardstock. Grab a pair of scissors, a standard 4-3/8″ 5-3/4″ invitation envelope, and a King and Queen of hearts from an old deck of playing cards.*
The template has several parts to it, and you’ll start with the heart outline. Cut it out and then use it to trace a heart onto each of your playing cards. Try to get as much of the K and Q in the heart as you can. Then cut the heart shapes out of the cards.
Cut out the large red piece that looks like the back of a playing card. Then choose one of the two banner pieces included in the template. One of them has a message already printed (“We’re a perfect pair”) and the other one is blank, so that you can write your own message if you want to. Fold the red piece in half to form the card.
Now use your favorite adhesive to attach the hearts and the banner to the front of the card.
The card is done, but those scraps of leftover cards don’t have to go to waste. You can use them to decorate the envelope by cutting out the remaining images and gluing them in place.
I just love how this card came out, and it was so easy. The addition of real playing cards really adds a unique touch!
*P.S. If you ever find a deck of cards that’s missing a few, and therefore can’t be played with, stick them in your stash of scrapbook supplies. They are great embellishments for all kinds of crafts, such as the cast resin poker chip bowl we made last year.