1. Begin the handprint Valentines by placing some paint in the paper
plate and have your cardstock you want to stamp on ready. Then, dip
your hands in the paint. See the diagrams below which shows you the
hand placement needed to achieve the design. You may need to practice a
little, or do a few of them until you find a heart design you are happy
2. Once you have your designs stamped, set them aside to dry and go
wash your hands.
3. When the designs are
dry, you can add glitter glue to them to accentuate the heart. When the
glue is drue, cut out the excess paper around them (called
“cropping”). Fancy edged scissors make a nice touch
but it is not necessary.
4. Mat your design on a the opposite colored cardstock. If you stamped
on white, glue the white design on the red, and vice versa. If you used
your whole hands to make the heart, the design is probably quite big
and takes up most of the paper. To make this into a big card, add
another piece of red cardstock behind it. The next step explains how to
attach the paper together. If you used the sides of your hands for the
small heart, you will probably have room to mat this design on a
rectangular piece of cardstock that can be folded into a card.
5. To attach the two pieces of paper together for the big card, you
will punch two holes through both sheets. Then, you can thread yarn
through the two holes to hold the two sheets together. This can be done
to the smaller card as well, for a decorative element. To do this,
measure along the edge you want to tie with yarn. Mark two dots, each
about 1 inch in from the outer edges. Punch out these two holes with a
6. Thread some yarn through the holes and tie in a bow. This will allow
the big card to flip open.
7. Your handprint
Valentines are complete! The inside is open for your thoughts