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Say It With A DIY Valentine’s Day Card

By Whitney | Inspiration

We’ve all been there. Searching through the hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards at your local drugstore, trying to find that perfect card for your special someone. But the thing is, the thought of that same generic card being given to a thousand other sweethearts takes away all the feels.

This Valentine’s Day, skip that Hallmark card aisle completely and make your loved one a card they’ll actually keep. We’ve got all the stunning card templates you need in our Graphic Designer, and each one can be customized to your heart’s desire in a matter of minutes. Nothing says “you’re special” like a handmade gift, so we’ll show you how to make your Valentine swoon and think you’re a graphic design guru!

Select a Template

Click the Templates icon on the menu bar and navigate to the Greeting Cards category. Here, you’ll find an array of greeting cards you can use for all sorts of life’s big events, but for this special day go ahead and click on Valentine’s Day.

DIY Valentine

Choose Pictures to Add

Click on the Image Manager tab at the top of the menu and upload your favorite photos or browse Pixabay’s 770,000+ free stock photos to use in your project. When your uploads appear as thumbnails, simply drag-and-drop them into the template to replace the existing images.

Make your own Valentine

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Customize The Text

Click on any textbox inside the template and type. It’s as simple as that! When you click on the text elements of the template, a Text Properties menu will appear, allowing you to play around with different fonts, colors, blend modes, and so much more. Here, you can say all the things you want to say.


Add Graphics And More

Click on the Graphic Elements tab in the side menu to add all kinds of graphics to your Valentine’s Day card. Browse the different graphic categories to find the perfect one, then drag-and-drop them into the template. Once in the template, you can click on the graphic and move it wherever you want, resize it, and change things like the color using the Graphic Properties menu that appears.

Free Valentine

Want to change the background color of your card? No problem. Just head to the Background tab in the side menu and choose from the pre-selected background colors, or create a custom color by clicking on the box next to Current Color and sliding the scale or using the color picker. There are a billion colors to choose from, so we know you’ll find what you’re looking for.

DIY Valentines day cards

From The Designer To Your Sweetheart

Once you’ve added all those personal touches and said all you want to say, all that’s left to do is print off your heartfelt creation and give it to the one you love! You may still have to pick up those flowers and chocolates, but hey, we’ve got you covered for the sentimental things.

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