Hey all! I'm back at it sharing another handmade card, and I think I've caught the make your own valentine cards bug! It's so heartwarming when you give your very own handcrafted cards to that special someone!
When I made my folding acetate heart card that comes together to form pockets to hold sweet tokens for Valentine's Day,
I realized another awesome version could be created from the same folding technique. It is really quite easy and you need just a few items to make one:
2 - 12x12 inch decorative cardstock
2. Lay another 12x12 cardstock on work table.
3. Fold points together to form triangle and crease fold.
4. Fold triangle again, creasing folds really good.
6. Draw semi-circle from fold side over to opposite side with folds.
7. Cut out along the lines.
8. Open to reveal four heart shapes.
Next, fold the sides of the hearts on the left and right sides following the fold lines inward to form a heart. You might have to re-crease the fold lines to make them fold inside.
Next, size up your folded heart to see if it fits within one side of the first folded cardstock piece. If it doesn't fit, fold back together and cut off around the curve portion a little at a time so that the heart fits, as pictured. (the heart in the picture below actually fits within the cardstock. It looks like it's hanging over because of the folds)
Next, lay your heart down on one side with its' point just at the fold line (not on it). Add glue all over the heart and close the cardstock down on top and smooth out. Then flip card over, add glue to heart, closing card flap, and run your hand over card, smoothing out. Place a heavy book on top so that it lays flat while drying.
Once the glue is dry, open to reveal the pop up heart.
Open and close the card to see how cute it is!Have fun decorating with cut-out hearts, sayings, etc., . . .
inside . . .
Valentine's Day is all about the heart - lots of hearts! And giving a handmade card is from the heart!
Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm sharing this adorable card at our Handmade Valentine Cards Link Party, where I'm co-hosting! Please join us with your handmade cards, too!
Thanks for stopping by!