Greeting Card of the Month-January 2009
Win any heart by making this simple folded greeting card with easy to find supplies and bits of scrapbook paper. If you can not find the vintage Valentine print, substitute stickers or photocopies of old-time Valentines, or anything you like.
For one card you will need
1 sheet off-white scrapbook cardstock
1 sheet red scrapbook paper
2 red foil heart-shaped doilies
1 sheet vintage Valentine scrapbook paper
white sequin trim
1/4-inch sheer off-white ribbon
scissors, scalloped paper crafting scissors, small decoupage scissors
tacky craft glue, marking pen, toothpicks for gluing
Fold the off-white scrapbook cardstock in half on the diagonal, making sure the red foil heart will fit on the folded part. Adjust fold, if necessary. With tacky craft glue, adhere foil heart to the cardstock along the fold leaving a 1/2-inch margin. Allow to dry. With the cardstock folded, trim around foil heart using paper crafting scissors leaving a 1/2-inch margin, as shown.
Using decoupage scissors, cut the small heart design, or similar motif, to make pocket. With tacky glue, attach bottom half of pocket to foil heart (glue around the bottom half) and allow to dry completely. Starting at the center top, glue sequin trim around the large foil heart as shown. Do the same for the poket, as shown. Allow to dry.
From the Valentine scrapbook paper, use small decoupage scissors to cut out four or five various Valentine designs.
For the insert, fold the red scrapbook paper as previously; trim to fit inside the off-white heart with paper crafting scissors leaving a 1/2-inch margin. With marking pen, write sentiment--we chose "Be my Valentine!". Glue insert along folded edge and insert into off-white card. Allow to dry.
Insert vintage Valentine cut-outs into heart pocket.
Sources: Valentine scrapbook paper, scalloped paper crafting scissors; The Paper Studio/Crafts Etc!
To get the instructions click here;Download Craft pdf Template-Vintage Valentine Greeting Card of the Month-Jan 09