You Rule, Valentine!

Tis the season for all things pink and red, sugary and sweet, love and hearts! This time of year is one of my favorites because I get to do crafty projects with my kiddos. For my two boys, it’s all about bringing fun and cool valentines to pass out to their classmates. This year’s card is going to be really cute and I can’t wait to show you in the next day or two… the boys are so excited about it! In the meantime, I’m sharing the homemade Valentine’s Day cards we’ve constructed over the last four years.

The first three designs are a Pencil Valentine, Cereal Box Valentine, and Cookie Valentine. All three projects can be found in this post here, and include step-by-step instructions as well as updated links to purchase all the necessary items. The fourth idea is the one we made last year with a ruler. This “You Rule, Valentine” is so cute and perfect for boys and girls alike, and I’ve included the free printable!


Materials needed for ruler valentines

Rulers from Amazon

Free printable for ruler valentine

Instructions how to cut ruler valentine

Cut two slots for rulers

Add stickers to ruler valentines and sign name

Slide rulers into valentine sleeves

Homemade Valentine's Day cards


Card stock (I used red); rulers; scissors; Craft knife; ¾”-1” heart stickers (also here and here); YOU RULE, VALENTINE PRINTABLE

– Print desired amount of “You Rule, Valentine!” pages
– Making sure to keep the phrase in the upper quarter of each rectangle, cut each valentine with the following dimensions: 7 ¼” L by 2 ¼” W
– Use a craft knife to slice a 1 ¼” slot on each side of rectangle, approximately 1” inside from each margin (these are the slots the rulers will slide through)
– Place a heart sticker on each valentine and have your child write their name
– Gently slide a ruler into each valentine


Hope these ideas provide you with some Valentine’s Day card inspiration! Please comment below if you have any questions, and let me know if you end up making any of these projects!

Thanks so much for reading and sharing this article! xoxo, JB


  • Reply
    Komal Singh
    February 7, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Wow! This was such a unique and educational take on a Valentine’s card!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      February 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Haha! Yes, we like to keep it fun over here! xoxo

  • Reply
    February 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    These are so cute!!!!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      February 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    February 7, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! You’re so creative

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      February 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Awww thank you, Stephanie!! xoxo

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    Jamie Yarbrough
    February 7, 2019 at 9:21 am

    This is just the cutest! I love that you do crafty projects like this with your boys! It’s so much better than going out and buying something off the shelf. If I had kids I would be doing this!

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      Jennifer Basa
      February 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thank you! And I agree, it really is more fun doing these types of projects! xoxo

  • Reply
    February 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Awww how clever! This is adorable! My valentines growing up were definitely not this creative. Well done loves!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      February 13, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Awww that’s so sweet of you to say!!

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    Aleisha Gomez
    February 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Super cute idea!! I’m not this creative in the craft department. Lol

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      February 19, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Ohhh thanks so much!! I appreciate it!!

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