It’s creeping up on us fast once more: the day you either love or hate. Wondering what to give as an expression of your feelings on Valentines Day? Here I present to you some great ideas for handmade cards and screen prints to send to your beloved one. Beautiful typography, supremely clever paper cutting and adorable lovebirds reign supreme.
This gorgeous Book of Hearts by paper artist Sarah Morpeth is available from Seek and Adore: with hearts, birds and leaves bursting out of the covers it makes a unique gift.
Fancy something a bit different? How about these beautiful printed notebooks inspired by a Dolly Parton song, created by Kethi Copeland of Cockpit Arts and available on Culture Label.
This pretty typographic print is by Amelia’s Magazine contributor Bex Bourne and does exactly what it says on the tin
Rebecca Crompton has created a collection of card designs for Derek Shop which would make a sweet token of love and appreciation. I particularly like YOU ARE YUMMY.
Kissing birds are forever a Valentines favourite: how about this delightful pair by Louise Jenkins?
More song lyrics inspired this latest offering from artist Helen Lang, also featuring a pretty pair of birds: All You Need is Love comes in glossy black and shimmering gold foil.
Maybe your lover is a Valentines Day cynic? Then check out ‘marmite cards‘ by Jessica Draws
This gorgeously delicate floral heart design is from The Aviary and is available to buy on Not on the High Street.
I love this delicate papercut by Louise McLaren which features the word Love and the infinity symbol (as well as the all important two birds). Read a description of how Crafty Lou came up with this design here: fascinating!
Illustrator and contributor Stacie Swift stocks a lovely selection of alternative Valentines day cards on her etsy shop.
And if you prefer something a bit more traditionally cute how about this sweet kitty from contributing illustrator Chloe Douglass?
What about that last minute panic attack, when you haven’t bought a thing? Then check out Tom Woolley‘s range of bright statement Valentines‘ ecards right here.
Fancy being featured in one of my regular round ups? Make sure you follow me on twitter @ameliagregory: most of these artists responded to open callouts for Valentines ideas. Next up: ideas for unique and individual Valentines gifts.
- Valentines Day 2013: Jewellery, Handmade Gifts & Discounts on Chocolates
- Valentines Day: Gifts and Ideas
- Valentines Day – What’s it all about anyway?
- Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards
- Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Designer Makers: 2014