Good morning and Welcome to Day 7 and final day of my 7 Projects In 7 Days. No Valentine’s Day projects would be complete without a Valentine’s Day Card for those super special people in your life! Whether it be a partner, spouse, child or parent, this card is PERFECT!
Today’s project is a Fun Fold Valentine’s Day Card using the From My Heart Suite (Item #153931), the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set (Item #151457) and the Rectangular Stitched Dies. (Annual Catalog Item #148551) In addition, I found that this was a great project to incorporate some of that unused retired red glimmer paper from the Holiday Catalog.
If you are a new customer, I do apologize for this but I would like you to know that any of our Glimmer Papers still available (Silver, Gold, Rose Gold or Sparkle) do look absolutely stunning on this project. When I designed this card, the red glimmer paper was still active and Stampin’ Up had not announced it’s retirement.
To begin today’s tutorial, you’re going to need Real Red Cardstock cut down to 10 1/2″×5 1/2″ and score at 2 5/8″, 4 5/8″ and 6 5/8″.
You will need two pieces of the From My Heart Designer Series Specialty Paper. The first one measuring 5″×2 1/2″ and the second piece measuring 5″×1″.
You’ll also need two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/4″×1 3/4″ and a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″×3 3/4″. In addition, you will need a decent sized scrap of the Whisper White to die cut the Stitched Rectangle.
After everything was cut, the first thing I did was took my two pieces of 5 1/4″×1 3/4″ Whisper White and stamped the sentiments from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Momento Black and the small hearts in both Real Red and Flirty Flamingo Ink.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set on my piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/4″×3 3/4″ and adhered my piece of DSSP measuring 5″×1″ to bottom portion of the 5 1/4″×3 3/4″ Whisper White using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then glued the pieces of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/4″×1 3/4″ to the inside sections of the card inside the scored sections of the Cardstock.
Now that the inside of our card is complete, it’s time to turn our focus to the outside portion of our Fun Fold Card. I ran the Rectangular Stitched Die through my Die Cutting Machine. I adhered my 5″×2 1/2″ DSSP to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Next I added glue to the top half (*NOTE* – If you add glue to the entire back of your card, your card will not come out right and you may have to start over completely) of the Stitched Rectangle and adhered it about 1/4″ from the top of the DSSP.
I stamped the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment in Real Red Ink and punched it out using the straight edged punch from the Heart Punch Pack and used the scalloped edge punch from the same pack to punch out the glimmer paper.
I adhered the From My Heart Faceted Gems using my Take Your Pick tool and Mini Glue Dots. I added the sentiment heart to the glimmer paper using Stampin’ Diminsionals. I glued the Heart Doilies to the Whisper White Cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and again raised the glimmer paper up with Stampin’ Diminsionals and sort of eyeball centered it to adhere it down.
At the time I designed this project, I had completely run out of the Real Red Red 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon and had to reorder it. Now that it’s in, I wanted to share what a perfect final touch it’s been to this project.
I simply just made the bow and added it to the bottom of the sentiment using a couple of Mini Glue Dots.
This concludes today’s tutorial and Day 7 of my 7 Projects In 7 Days. If you’ve been with me all 7 days, thank you so much for continuing each day, if you are a new subscriber, thank you so much for joining me today and I hope that not only enjoyed today but will join me for my next one!
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Have a blessed day and Happy Stampin’ everyone!