Thursday, January 21, 2010

Folded Heart Valentine

I finally got to make one of these fabulous fun fold cards: it was demonstrated at Leadership by the famous Shannon West. Her version was using a 12" x1 2" DSP paper that held a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" Valentine card..........hmmm.....12" x 12" solid or DSP paper is not economical and not my cup of I shrunk it down to fit a note card. I love it!!!! The finished project size is 3" x 2-1/4".....cute!!! I made a couple versions (using the sell-a-bration Welcome Neighbor DSP).

Version #1:
Left photo: with a tissue rose, Rhinestone Brad
Right photo: inside message after heart is unfolded
Version #2:
Left photo: with Butterfly Embosslit, Scallop Trim Boarder punch for the belly band and Butterfly Embosslit die with perched wings.
Right photo: Message inside with butterfly embellishment, Message is stamped and edges sponged with Melon Mambo ink.
Version #3:
Left photo: Using the new 2 Step Bird punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower, Fill Heart Punch, and polka dot texture folder/. The belly band is using the new Pinking Hearts Boarder Punch (so very delicate looking)
Right photo: Inside message with Heart to Heart Punch embellishments. The card is sponged using Pretty in Pink ink and the message is stamped using Close to Cocoa Ink.
Close up of View #2 and #3:

How to make this card:
Left Photo:
(1) Heart template: fold in half a piece of 6" x 5-1/2".
Mark the center of the heart.
Score the right and left side of the center 1-1/2" away from the center.
From the bottom point of the heart measure 1-3/4" up, mark a horizontal Line (ooops - sorry photo missing this) .
The next line is 2-1/4" up from 1-3/4".
(1) 3" x 2" Solid CS
(1) 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" Whisper White CS (not shown in Photo)
Right Photo:
to be able to mark the score lines, make notches using the horizontal slot punch.

Left photo: see how the template fits over the 6x6 DSP.
Right photo: Lightly trace on the underside of DSP, cut, score and set aside.

Left Photo:To make the tissue flowers, use 10 layers of gift tissue and punch.
Right Photo: Layer all flowers and pierce center for the Rhinestone Brad.

Left Photo: apply the Rhinestone Brad to the center and rough up the petals.
Right Photo: Use a sponge to apply Melon Mambo ink to the petal edges.

Left Photo: use a mini glue dot to apply the small butterfly to the petal top.
Right Photo: Punch both sides of the belly band using the Scallop Trim Boarder Punch.

Left Photo: Wrap belly band around the folded heart. Apply sticky tape.
Right Photo: Use the Heart to Heart punch to embellish the inside card Version #2 and #3 are executed in the same manner.
  • Stamps: Well Scripted
  • CS: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Welcome Neighbor DSP (sellabration)
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa; Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
  • Accys: Scallop Trim Boarder Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Pinking Hearts Boarder Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Full Heart Punch, Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch, SU Exclusive Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, SU Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Tissue (non SU)

I LOVE this petite size card and folded heart because you can get 4 hearts with one sheet of 12"x12" DSP or solid CS....or why not use the free 6"x6" DSP assorted pads that are part of the Hostess selection and sellabration!!!! Thank you for stopping by to see what was made today!!! HUGS!!!


MoonPrincess22 said...

Wow!! Patti, that is one beautiful tutorial. Thank you! It will come in handy!
I always look forward to seeing what new & fantistic tricks you will be showing.

Laura said...

Very cute! Thanks for figuring out the smaller size - I'm more of a small gal myself too. TFS!!

Linda Rodenberg said...

Very the flowers!

Whimcees said...

These are wonderful!

Thank you for sharing the great tutorial!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Barbara Diane

Ellie said...

OH this is sooo sweet have to try it!! :)

Inking Idaho said...

Girlfriend, you are amazing! I can't wait to try these...oh, and I'm gonna try it!! These are darling!! Great job!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Great tutorial and beautiful projects! Love the rose idea.

Raidis said...

LOVE that tissue flower - such an excellent idea! Gotta try that one. Thank you Patti!

Whitney Richardson said...

Why do you make these beautiful, time consuming things that just challenge me to spend all day figuring them out. Man I am going to have to send you this free plane ticket I have from leadership I didn't get to use to come out here to sunny Daytona Beach, Fl and all you can bring in your suit case are samples of these amazing creations, cause all you will need is a bathing suit and a couple of pair of shorts.LOL!!I wish you lived closer. We would be some craftin fools. Your the bomb once again. I will never figure this out. You really could save alot of time and typing doing video tutorials, LOL I got a video camera for Xmas and finally my tripod I don't even know how to use it cause i don't have enough time to read the manual!
Okay I am really going to have to try to make this I love it!

You know I am just teasing you!
But seriously I can't think of a better use for that plane ticket it has to be flown by May.
How bought it Daytona Beach sound good?

Amanda Coughlin said...

Beautiful Patti! This project will be added to my To Do list for today! I'll be adding it to my class projects roster for February! Thanks so much for sharing and caring!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Adorable - I am all for saving paper and maximizing our supplies. I looked - am not sure where the template is - but I can figure it out by your awesome photo.

eunice said...

Love everything about this! Such a cool and creative project...I want to try one too! Especially LOVE that tissue flower...can the punch really cut through all those layers? Just beautiful!

Wanda Clasen said...

Your projects are NO nice. Thanks for sharing! Using your directions, I made a note card similar to yours. You can see it on

Thanks again! Wanda