Missing puzzle piece card

With this greeting card you can show that someone has a very special place inside your heart. You just can’t imagine your life without him/her around.

This card is suitable for romantic occasions such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or any random day, just to let this person know that you love him/her very much.

Video tutorial

Watch the video tutorial or scroll down for the photo tutorial (step by step), if you don’t like to pause 🙂

Missing puzzle piece card tutorial | DIY - Love & Valentine's Day greeting card

Craft supplies

  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Small cutting mat (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Stamp press / acrylic block
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Black ink pad
  • 3D foam pads
  • Blank greeting card
  • Sheet of red paper
  • Sheet of white paper
  • Puzzle piece

Photo tutorial

Below you can find the photo instructions. Click on one of the images to enlarge it.

Step 1: Stamp the text “You are my missing piece” onto the bottom area on the card front. You can use any kind of alphabet stamps (I prefer clear stamps). Use a black ink pad to ink your stamps well. Then take a blank card and unfold it. Carefully stamp the text on the card front.

Step 2: Now it’s time for the heart shape. Put a sheet of white paper on top of the card front, above the stamped text. It’s good if the white paper appears a bit transparent. Now take your pencil and draw a square where the heart shape must fit in. Cut out the square with a scissors.

Step 3: Fold the square shape in half. Draw a half heart shape with a pencil on it and cut it out with a scissors. Note: If you’re not happy with your heart shape, you could create some more heart shapes and see which one you like best.

Step 4: Unfold the heart shape and place it on a sheet of red paper. Trace the heart shape with a pencil.

Step 5: Look for a puzzle piece in your home. Put it in the middle of the red heart and trace it with a pencil. If you don’t have a puzzle, you can draw a puzzle piece instead. There are plenty puzzle images available on the web 😀

Step 6: Take a scissors and cut out a square shape around the red heart. This will make it easier to cut out the heart with a craft knife in the next step. Otherwise you’ll need to rotate the large sheet of paper all the time, which is not handy.

Step 7: First cut out the puzzle piece shape with a craft knife. For this step you can use a small cutting mat, which can be easily rotated to cut properly. Remove remaining pencil traces with an eraser. Then cut out the heart shape itself.

Step 8: Turn the heart shape around and put 3 pieces of 3D foam pads on the backside of it.

Step 9: Attach the heart shape to the card front and voilà, your card is ready!


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