Quilled Valentine Card Ideas

I hadn't planned to do two posts in a row about making quilled greeting cards (here's the previous one), but I took a good look at the calendar and realized Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Consider these heart-filled examples your jumpstart toward crafting a handmade card for someone special. 


square handmade red and lime green valentine card with quilled hearts and red ribbon

I relied on my printer for the sentiments and used inexpensive jump rings and a pair of jewelry pliers to make little chains that dangle... creating movement on a card is always a win.


Note that the set of jump rings comes with a finger tool to open and close them so you should be able to do without pliers. Already have jump rings on hand? The finger tool can be purchased separately.)


rectangular pink and brown patterned paper handmade valentine card with pair of quilled hearts linked by silver chain

interior message of handmade pink and brown valentine card


My tutorial for quilling this heart necklace shows how to shape the heart. Once it is made, fill in the interior with quilled scrolls.


black and silver handmade quilled heart pendant on silver ball chain


Here are several more quilled Valentine designs that you're welcome to use for your personal use in addition to the ones above.


woodgrain cardstock handmade greeting card decorated with quilled pink hearts of varied sizes


If you're learning to quill and need ideas, or if you already know how to quill, but find it difficult to think up original designs, you're more than welcome to reproduce mine. The only caveat is that you may not sell what you make and I would appreciate being credited by name with a link back to this site if you post a photo online.


handmade square valentine card with corrugated white heart onto which scallop edge patterned paper circle is decorated with white abstract quilled heart


If you teach quilling, you may use my designs in class too. Again, please credit me and give this website address, as well as alert students to the fact that the designs are for their personal use only. 

 square white valentine card decorated with red and white papers, ribbon, and quilled arrow


Looking for even more quilled Valentines? I've made quite a few over the years! Many are posted on this Paper Craft DIYs page and you'll find three heart-shaped jewelry pieces on the Paper Jewelry DIYs page. 


Brand new to quilling? Check out this post: Quilling 101.

rectangular cream color valentine with cut out heart shape that is filled with woven paper strips and quilled flowers in shades of cream, peach, and pink

Here's another idea for a special Valentine surprise...


Holiday Spirits Decor has been one of my favorite Etsy shops for a long time. Having ordered from the shop in the past, I can assure you that these putz house paperboard kits are fantastic. Here's owner/designer Carol's description:


My Valentine Putz House DIY Kits are the perfect antidote for the "Christmas decorations are put away winter blues"! These little paper houses are a fun & easy project --perfect for chilly winter nights! Add a few bottle brush trees to create a little winter scene on your bookshelf or mantel! Make one for your special Valentine! They also make very cute 1st Anniversary gifts + Housewarming presents!!


three tiny paper houses each with a heart shaped window surrounded by pastel colored bottle brush trees

 three tiny paper houses each with a heart shaped window surrounded by pastel colored bottle brush trees


The kits are a holiday treasure that can be decorated (or not), but surely displayed on a mantel or table year after year. They arrive beautifully packaged too.


kit supplies for making valentine tiny paper houses including punched hearts, bottle brush trees, vellum sheet, and paper mailboxes


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Ann Martin
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  1. love your Heart cards Ann, each made with style and much detail.


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