DIY: Valentine Photo Cards

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Listen up and we promise
Your sweetie will love you!

This year, you could go and buy a generic Valentine’s Day card or you can use your own photos and a bit of cutting know-how to make an even better one.

Valentine Photo Cards are a sweet way to personalize your message and show your sweetheart that you have gone the extra mile.

Go get your craft knife and repeat after us: Hallmark Schmallmark.

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Valentine Cards


Not only are DIY Valentine Photo Cards totally cute, they are 100% personal to you. In a nutshell, if you make this card, your sweet nothings will sound even sweeter and your lover is sure to run off into the sunset with you.



  • Pencil
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • A Photo just smaller than the front of your card
  • A plain piece of cardstock folded over like a card
  • Another plain piece of cardstock exactly the same size as the front of your card

STEP 1: Draw

beforeDraw half of a heart on the inside cover of the card.

STEP 2: Cut

beforeNeatly cut right on your heart outline using craft knife.

STEP 3: Fold

beforeTurn card front side up and fold the half-heart open.

STEP 4: Tape

beforeFold your card open again and stick a strip of double sided tape on all sides EXCEPT the inside edge.

STEP 5: Stick

beforeRemove the protective layer from tape and stick your smaller piece of cardstock down, covering the heart cutout from the inside.

STEP 6: Slide

beforeSlide a photo face down between the two pieces of card so that it shows through the heart cutout.

STEP 7: Scribble

beforeScribble sweet nothings and give card to your sweetheart.

Taking It Further


  • Cut out multiple small hearts for even more photo love
  • Collage photos instead of using just one large one
  • Cut out different shapes (after Valentine’s Day of course)