Friday, February 3, 2017

~Miniature Valentines ~

 ~Valentines Day has always been one of my very favorite holidays. Not really sure why, but there is just something about chocolates, Love, hearts, chocolates, cupid , and more chocolate that makes me love this particular day.
  Antique valentine cards that are cut and woven are my favorite.  A couple years ago, I spent a few days trying to figure out how to make some for my dolls.  They are so much fun to make. It is hard to stop! Once you get going , just let your imagination take over.  I like putting them in small painted boxes with tiny notes or even making tiny envelopes to put them in. Who wouldn't love a miniature valentine? 

 Okay, so the first thing you need is a pair of small sharp scissors that can cut fine.  This is important.

 Next, paper that isn't too heavy or too flimsy. I had to experiment with several different kinds of paper before I found the type that worked for me.  After spending money buying expensive colored paper from the art store, I ended up using Laid paper from my printer!  It had the right weight and was easier to cut. Experiment and find what suits you best. I also used special markers to color and age the Valentines when I was done.  

Let your imagination lead the way!

Start with tiny cuts and work your way around.

Keep going.....

And going....


Valentines ready for envelopes or small painted boxes.  Don't forget the messages of love and/or friendship!


  1. Hello Peggy,
    How delightful! I hope you don't mind, but shared this with my Tasha Tudor group, Take Peace on FB. We do a V-Day Exchange each year and we do one for our dolls and bears, too:-) Tasha did her mini's by Sparrow Post so many of us send out via a named post:-) We have lots of fun and are always looking for wonderful ideas-thank so much!

    1. Hello Suzanne,
      You are very welcome to share ! Thank you ! I adore Tasha Tudor and am thrilled .