This week I have a gift for you! I’m sharing free printable Valentine’s Day cards that I designed! I absolutely love finding free printables on the amazing blogs that I follow. I enjoy framing them to incorporate as accents in my home. Sometimes, I even give them as a small gift to a friend!
For quite some time I’ve wanted to learn how to create my own printable—in my mind a printable is a design created to share with others. So I asked my son, JP, what software to use and have been spending my free time designing Valentine’s Day cards. I am using Photoshop to create my designs. The software has been somewhat of a steep learning curve, but I know I have only just begun and it’s been nice learning a new skill!
The card designs were created using commercial use files, that I downloaded from graphic designers. Many graphic designers offer their files for free or a small fee on their sites. A favorite site of mine is Creative Fabrica. I chose the images for their simplicity while trying to a cater to a wide spectrum of recipients. For the romantics, Je T’aime. For a more masculine or country style, the truck imagery was fitting. Finally, for the Millennium crowd I chose the #heartbeat design! I hope you find a favorite.
When printed the designs will create a 4 ¼ ” by 5 ½ ” card. This size is considered a standard A2 note card, and will fit perfectly into a standard A2 envelope (4 ⅜” by 5 ¾”). I suggest printing them on card stock weight paper as it will provide better structure for your cards. You could even experiment with colored card stock to allow for diversity in your cards!
Click the links below and PDFs of the card designs will open in a new window where you can save/print them to your computer. Once you print them out, cut on the border and enjoy!
- Card #1 - Je T`aime
- Card #2 - Heartbeat
- Card #3 - Red Truck
- Card #4 - Red Heartbeat
- Card #5 - Heart Truck
As always, you can share your creations with me by commenting below, tagging @TU_living on Twitter or Instagram, or @tuliving.kathy on Facebook! Share them with us by text message now at (413)-GET2TMN. I can’t wait to see yours creations!
P.S. If you want to make smaller versions of any of the cards, place two per 8.5" x 11" sheet of card stock!