Happy Friday Everyone!
Have you ever wanted to create your own Valentine’s Day Cards for free??? Well you’re not alone, I wanted to do something a little different in this post. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to do a How to Create Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards. I absolutely love DIY and How to projects because it’s a way to show your creativity and it’s super inexpensive.
In my post about my Christmas party, I created my own invitations via Canva. Click here if you want to take a quick look at that blog post. It’s always more fun and not to mention cost effective, to make your own cards or invitations. Which is always a plus because , I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love to save money! So let’s get right to the point and begin making our very own Valentine’s Day Cards for free!
How to Use Canva to Create Your Own Cards
If you’re like me you love sending out cards for holidays and birthdays. Whenever I’m out and about, I always find myself in the aisles filled with cards, crafts, and party goods. Sometimes, I’m surprised and I find wonderful and festive cards. However, there are times when I’m disappointed because I just find generic cards. So I began to make my own cards to give to family and friends. Since everyone is tech savvy these days, Canva is the best website to utilize in order to create your own cards.
Canva, is a website that was created in 2012 it uses a drag and drop format. Canva is immensely popular it’s used by professional graphic designers, bloggers, influencers, and everyone else in between. (It’s also perfect to make pins for Pinterest, just in case you didn’t know.)
The greatest part about Canva is that you can create your own Valentine’s Day Cards, which are free and they are also printable. Printable cards are the best, it means you can also drop them in the mail. Or you can just download them onto your computer or USB drive and save your own design. If you’re using Canva, you can make your cards as unique as your heart desires.
Step-by-Step Guide for making your own Valentine’s Day Cards
When you first arrive on the Canva website, you will see something that looks similar to this. In the keyword search, you will be asked what you want to make. You can enter in whatever you like, but since we’re making Valentine’s Day cards, that needs to be your search phrase.
Once you enter your search phrase, you will then need to find a template, which is just a pre-formatted file. On the left-hand side of your screen you will be able to scroll through different templates. Or you can choose to create your own design that is not pre-formatted. For instance, you can click on the icon that reads “background” and find a red one or whichever color you like. You can also search in elements and enter the word “heart” and you will find a variety of hearts.
A Variety of Valentine’s Day Cards for Everyone
Canva also offers graphics to add to your templates, so that you can customize your cards as much as you like. You can add text to your cards that make them lovey-dovey, sarcastic, or funny. It allows you to have creative freedom and to create cards based on the personalities of your loved ones. This process is easy and fun, and not too mention it is free. I hope everyone enjoyed this post!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Do you enjoy making your own cards or invitations? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
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