With Valentine’s day just a month away, I couldn’t help but incorporate a little love card for this post.
Valentine’s day is not only for lovers; friends can express love for one another as well as parental love. feeling inspired by my son, I created a card that I will be giving to him on a day for expressing love, in this case, the purest love I have ever felt as a mother. Hope you enjoy!
- Precut and scored patterned card by Recollections
- Recollections Valentine Embellishment dimensional stickers
- Music note cardstock from my stash
- Word stickers from Color Oasis phrases
- Sheet from Die Cuts With a View Paper pad Dots, Stripes & Plaids
- Glossy Accents glue
- Fiskars triple track cutter
- Small Heart punch
- Large Westcott Nonstick Scissors
- X-acto knife
Initially I knew I wanted to create a pop-up card but was unsure how to construct it. I used a scrapped idea I had for a past card and came up with this simple pop-up design that does not require any special mechanisms or diecuts. The goal was to have a card with something standing toward the crease when opened. I think this worked out quite nicely if I do say so myself!
The outside of the card was kept simple so as to leave the focus on the pop-up feature.
To make this card you will need to cut a sheet of paper 1 inch larger than the length of the unfolded outer base. In this case my card is a standard A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4″) and the inside panel was cut to 9 1/2 x 5 1/2″. The panel is then scored and folded at the 4 1/4, 4 3/4, and 5 1/2″ marks horizontally.
Using the same sheet of patterned cardstock, I also cut out 2 strips of 1 x 4″, folded and glued in half and trimmed one of those in half and one of those halves into strips.
Flipping your panel over decide where your cut marks will be for whatever pop-up you have. Cut slits with an X-acto knife or box cutter and glue the strip in place on one side. Repeat for any other strips being used.
After making the slits, turn the panel over and work on your pop-up design. For this card, I used the dimensional Valentine stickers and heart punch-outs from a musical patterned paper attached to paper strips.
Choosing my phrase sticker, I completed the inner design and glued the center fold holing the paper strips. The panel is then ready to adhere to the base.
The final result is an adorable pop-up card that I truly believe my son will love. Hope you found this inspiring!
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