DIY Valentine's Day Cards | Cardboard Hearts!

DIY Valentine's Day Cards | Cardboard Hearts!

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 28th 2021

Use Americana® Acrylics to create your own heartfelt Valentine's Day display.


  • scissors
  • liner brush
  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • small soft flat brush


  1. Find some plain cardboard either from a box or a sheet.
  2. Instruction #1
  3. Print out the provided heart "cookie" pattern and cut out to use as a template.
  4. Instruction #2
  5. Trace the template heart shape onto a piece of cardboard.
  6. Instruction #3
  7. Cut out the heart shape.
  8. Instruction #4
  9. Using a soft flat brush, paint the base color of the "cookie icing". (For this cookie, I used Bubblegum Pink. TIP: Make sure to leave some of the cardboard edge unpainted to give the look of a cookie with icing.)
  10. Instruction #5
  11. Outline the cookie icing with Light Buttermilk, using a liner brush. (TIP: These don't have to be perfect.)
  12. Instruction #6
  13. For a "sprinkle" look for this valentine cookie, paint on some random lines with True Red, using a liner brush. Allow to dry.
  14. Instruction #7
  15. Turn the valentinesover and paint a personalized message using the three colors and a liner brush.
  16. Instruction #8
  17. Have fun with designing many different looks-- pretend you are icing cookies. Use Bubblegum Pink, True Red, and Light Buttermilk in any combination to create a yummy Valentine's Day display that is cute and cohesive.
  18. Instruction #9


Heart "cookie" Pattern