Ahoy makers, fire up your printers and make some Maritime Valentines with us! Click here or the image above to download the printable template designed by Jessika Hepburn, then read on for a step-by-step tutorial. Be sure to catch watch CTV Morning Live Atlantic this Friday, February 12th at 7:15am, for a live demonstration and a showcase of locally made Valentine’s Day cards from some of our makers!
Step 1: Print out your template on 8.5 x 11 card stock and colour it in with pencil crayons, markers, or watercolours.
Step 2: Using a craft knife or scissors carefully cut out all the template pieces.
Step 3. Score and fold card along dotted lines.
Step 4: Using double sided tape or a glue stick attach the paper boat template to the bottle template.
Step 5: Using double sided tape or a glue stick attach the first wave template.
Note: Make sure to place this piece so that the second wave will align with the inside border of the card and the top of the second wave template will completely cover the bottom of the first.
Step 6: Using double sided tape or glue stick attach bottle template, bottom wave, and banner. All done! Write your own sweet or salty message inside and send it off to someone you love.
Be sure to share your DIY Maritime Valentines with us on social media by tagging your posts #maritimemakers
Not crafty? Jessika rounded up some of her favourite cards and lovely gifts from Etsy shops in NB, NL, NS and PEI on our Maritime Valentine Etsy page: