Want to show your Valentine that you really care?


Find a truly unique way to tell your special someone how you feel with a handmade card.

You don’t have to be an exceptional artist to create something beautiful and thoughtful – the important part is that you have designed it, created it and taken time over it.

There are plenty more card making courses across the UK, so you can find one close to you. Plus, you will probably really enjoy developing a new craft skill too – there is a style to suit everyone:


Paper cutting Valentine card workshop with Maryam Golubeva in Lancashire with King Street Studios

Learn the story of papercutting, get inspired by intricate patterns, learn to use manicure scissors in a creative way and have fun creating a Valentine card; price includes a surprise gift! Plus a beautiful handcrafted Valentine card.

Dates: Sunday 3rd or Monday 4th February 2019

2.5 hour session. Cost £18.

More paper cutting courses here


Handmade cards in Hampshire with Cardinal Cards

Learn a range of techniques including backgrounds blending Distress Oxides, Brushos, Colour Cloud Blending Ink, brushing with Distress Inks, embossing, stencilling and more. Choose from over 200 stamps too!

Flexible Dates: morning, afternoon or evening half day sessions

Cost £10.

Paper Cutting
Intricate Paper Cutting

Oxford Linocut Workshops

Visit Claire’s countryside studio and learn how to design and carve your own printing block then how to print using hand burnishing and an antique press.

You will walk away with your own set of hand printed cards and a new skill.

Next date: 10th February – perfect timing for Valentine’s Day

3.5 hour session. Cost £45.

More lino cut & block printing courses across the UK.


Monthly Handmade Card Workshop in West Sussex with Let’s be Creative

Learn how to cut, score and mat your cardstock to make cards of different sizes and envelopes to match.

Next date: 31st January

10am – 4pm. Cost £25.

Lino cut
Linocut Printing

Lettering Workshop with Julia Davey in Bath

Why not take a different approach to card making and learn to create a piece of hand lettered art for your Valentine? You will be introduced to the fundamentals of lettering and get familiar with a brush pen. At the end of the workshop you will have completed your own typographic Valentine’s card and made some beautiful hand lettered gift tags too.

Next workshop: 9th February.

2 hours. Cost £40.

Find more calligraphy and brush lettering courses here

Hand lettered cards and tags


Pressed for time?

We always recommend taking instruction from an expert when starting a new craft but if you don’t have time to slot in a workshop before Valentine’s here are a couple of quick options:

You could make a little origami heart from watching this simple YouTube video and pop it on the front of a blank card, just adding your message.

Or you could take up a free online card making tutorial from one of our providers, who could help you come up with a unique card with a little extra finesse instead.


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