I have a friend that loves to request cards from me for his wife. Honestly, his memory impresses me – I have a whole craft room of supplies that I am always playing in and I’m often in there the night before an occasion creating a card because…I forgot….). For this year’s Valentine card, I thought a pop-up surprise would be fun.
When you pull both sides of the card, a banner emerges:
I made one of these cards years ago and did forget all the measurements and tricks. There are many tutorials and YouTube videos available – and for all different sizes.
I’ve added the link to the blog I found through a Pinterest search below – the final card is 4″ x 6″ so you’ll have to make your own envelope (or use a 5″ x 7″ you have laying around).
I paired up some of the new Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper with a set that carried over from last year’s January-June mini catalog – the Always in My Heart stamp set and the Floral Heart dies – they are so pretty. I livened the card up with a nice heart rainbow strip along the bottom.
I first cut out the strips of hearts (backed with adhesive strips) and affixed them to the bottom of the front – this way I could snip off any extra that hung over the sides. I then adhered the DSP strips, adhered the wiper mechanism, and put the card together (front and back). I cut out, stamped, and embossed the purple heart and affixed to the front (Stampin’ Seal for the center heart and Mini Dimensionals for the intricate heart frame.)
I’ve included links to the products available on my online store below:Product List
Remember, Sale-A-Bration is going on for January and February. For every 50 dollars spent (before shipping and taxes), you are entitled to free products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. So exciting!! Joining Stampin Up! now (if interested) give you an option to add a Stampin’ Mini Cut & Emboss to your starter kit! Woo hoo!
For orders under $150, please use hostess code RTSC4UED upon check out. If your order is over that amount, don’t use that code and enjoy those Stampin’ Rewards. Contact me with any questions.
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