Love Card Ideas with FREE Templates

Leave a comment
Card Making, DIY Gifts

These DIY love cards for him or her are the perfect personalized touch to say I love you.

I love handmade cards but some of the designs I see are way too intricate. They take a gazillion different types of materials and use embossers, watercolor and you name it. Some of the more elaborate ones take hours to make and end up looking like a hot mess or worse, a crafts project my kids did in art class.

While a card should be thoughtful, I like to be a little more efficient with my thoughtfulness. It sounds a little heartless to be efficient with my love, I like to think of it as just making time to do more with my love. 🙂

I like just single material cards with not too many layers and some actual space to write a thoughtful note. Is that asking for too much?

For those of you on the same page…

Here are a few of my homemade love cards designs

I like to use my Cricut cutting machine to do most of my cardmaking. While it is possible to make these by hand, I would highly recommend investing in a cutting machine in the long term. I’ve actually done the calculation and I’ve long made up for the cost of the machine in savings from paying $10 for an elaborate handmade card. It’s also a lot more fun to make your own cards.

You can also print some of these designs as well in case your have less time to spend on your cards. I tried to leave these templates in a printer friend format and color scheme.

All of these designs for love card templates are free and available in both SVG and printable PDF formats in my resource library.

I also have a separate tutorial on how to design and make your own pop up cards. This I love You pop up card template is also free in my resource library.

Handmade love cards for boyfriends, husbands, and every other important person in your life.

As mentioned above, I use my Cricut to make most of my cards. For cardmaking, I like using a light grip mat for easier clean up. Try to use a more fresh light grip mat for the more intricate designs.

For the more intricate designs with tons of scraps, I like to use a lint roller to pick things up.

In terms of final assembly, most of them are pretty simple. It’s just a matter of gluing a few layers together.

I find the easiest way to glue layers together is to use a rolling glue dot dispenser.

I like to place the layer with the front side facing down on top of a scrap sheet and then roll it all over. Then I flip it over and place it on the base of the card.

*this article contains affiliate links for your convenience, see full disclosures here

Materials for beautiful love card designs

Cardstock – As I mentioned earlier, I like using medium weight cardstock with colored cores. Here are some of my favorite brands:

Glue – I also like to use glue that doesn’t warp the paper. Here are a couple of my favorite brands:

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Related Articles:

All Free Paper Flower Templates and Tutorials

All Free Paper Card Making Templates and Tutorials

All Free Felt Flower Templates and Tutorials

handmade love cards for boyfriend
love card template
love card ideas

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.