“I Love You This Much!” Homemade Card Craft

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

That’s a lot of love! This homemade card is a wonderful gift to give to someone you have a lot of love for. When they open the card and stretch out the arms, they will know just how much you care. We’ll show you how to make it, along with a homemade envelope to keep it all together until the big reveal. It makes a great activity for Valentine’s Day, a fun card for Mother’s or Father’s Day, or just an exciting way to tell someone you love them…with a side of giggles!

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Things You’ll Need

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft
  • Yarn 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Construction paper – three sheets in different shades of pink and red
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Scissors 
  • Marker 
  • White paper for the envelope – we used regular printer paper

Make The Card

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Fold a piece of construction paper in half, then unfold and cut down the line so you have two separate pieces. Save one piece for later. Fold the other piece in half again to make the card. This will make a card that fits perfectly into your homemade envelope – more on that later! If you like, you can round the edges of your card as we did. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Decorate the front of your card with the question, “how much do I love you?” You can also add in other decorations if you like, but the question is the important part! 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

To make the heart for the inside of your card, cut out a square that fits inside your card from a different shade of construction paper. Fold it in half and draw half a heart shape. Cut out the heart shape from the folded edge, then unfold to reveal your heart! Next, make two more hearts that are slightly smaller the same way. You can cut these hearts out at the same time by layering the paper and cutting them together.    

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Keep the two smaller hearts folded. Glue one side of one folded heart to the back to the bigger heart, and the other side to the inside of the card. Do the same thing with the second smaller heart on the other side of the big heart. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

This will make your big heart pop up when the card is opened!

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Now let’s make the big arms that will stretch out! Cut two pieces of yarn that are the same length and glue one to the back of each side of the big heart. You can secure it in place with a piece of tape, too.

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Let’s make the heart’s hands! Cut out two hearts for each hand, making one a little bigger than the other. You can layer your construction paper and cut them out together to make the hearts for each hand the same size. Add glue to one side of both hearts and sandwich the yarn between them, making a heart hand!

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Finish off your card by gluing the eyes into place and drawing eyebrows, a nose, and a mouth. Then write on the top…I love you this much! 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Now, we’ll show you how to make a homemade envelope to put your card into! A card with limbs this big needs a special envelope! 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Make The Envelope!

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Place your finished card at the bottom of a piece of white printer paper and make a fold at the top of the card. This will be the size of your envelope, so make sure your card fits within the fold!  

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Remove the card and keep your envelope folded. Fold the flap over the top edge. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Fold in both sides of the envelope, making sure your card still fits in the space in the middle. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Now open the folded sheet of paper. Place it in front of you so the shorter edge is closest to you, and the top flat is furthest away. Draw two rectangles at the bottom on either side on the folded lines, and two diagonal lines (45 degrees) at the top on either side starting from the corner of the folded square to the edges of the paper.  

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Cut along those lines to cut off the top corners and the bottom rectangles. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Fold the center side tabs in and add glue to the top of the tabs. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Fold the bottom of the envelope up and stick it to the tabs.

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Now your homemade envelope is ready for your homemade card! 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

To seal the envelope, cut out a final heart and use it to glue the top flap of the envelope down. 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

Write the name of the person you plan to give the card to on the envelope. Now all that is left to do is to make their day when you deliver your special card! 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft
I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

We know they are going to love it. How much will they love it? 

I Love You This Much! Homemade Card Craft

This much! 

We have lots of great ways to show someone how much you love them. Check out our other songs, videos, and other crafts! 

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