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DIY Animated Cards from Instructables’ User goldlego. First seen at MAKE. GIFs cropped and sized to fit Tumblr’s 1.75MB maximum size using my favorite GIF resizing program:


Card Deck Love Notes (x)

This is super cute. Punch holes in a deck of cards (which make take some work). You can either paint a square on the “back” of each card or glue a small piece of paper where you can write your love note. Next, get Loose-Leaf Rings (available at dollar stores or where office supplies are sold). Put them in through the hole punches and you are done!

Don’t feel like buying those rings? Use yarn, lace, or ribbon instead. Just make sure it’s tied loose enough that you can turn the pages.



DIY Star War Valentine’s Day Card Printables from Alecia Dawn Photography. First seen at Geek Crafts here. If you like what you see and it’s free, download it ASAP because you never know when blogs are just going to disappear (way too many recently). For some of the best DIY Valentine’s Day cards and ideas go here.


Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen-Loading Message Card


Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it’s animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step guide on the Instructables website so you too can make your own version of this customizable item.


Sisterhood Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Cards 

These adorable DIY Valentine Scratch Off Tickets would be terrific for big/littles, new members, or your favorite greek guy! Tailor the rewards to your recipient. 

Materials Needed: 

  1. Heavy paper
  2. White crayon
  3. Acrylic paint
  4. Liquid dishwashing soap

Create your card:

  • Print your design on card stock.
  • Write 3 “gifts” inside the hearts.
  • Cover the words inside each heart heavily with white crayon.
  • Mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part dish soap. For example, to make several cards, use 2 tsp. paint & 1 tsp. soap. A little goes a long way. 
  • Paint over the handwritten hearts.
  • Allow to dry and give to your sweetest Valentines. 

This idea would work for other sisterhood events too, not just for Valentine’s Day. FUN for big/little clue week, reveal, retreats, sisterhood socials, etc… xoxo ;)

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