Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pop-up Valentine Card

I have a lot of old Scrapbooks Etc. magazines from back when I had a subscription to it, but they were taking up too much valuable real estate in my crafting area. I decided to go through them and pull out any ideas I wanted to keep and organize them into a binder. One idea that caught my eye was to use a spiral of paper to make a pop-up card. Taking that one step further, I thought it would be neat to make a spiral out of transparency to make sort of an invisible pop-up card. This cute Valentine card is the result!

I used my Cricut and Cuttlebug to cut and emboss a simple embellishment for the front of the card.

The envelope, hearts, and transparency spiral were cut using the Cricut, while the banners were hand cut. I added a little bit of doodling along the edges of the banners, and stamped a sentiment with a Studio G clear stamp.

I used my hot glue gun to attach the hearts to the transparency, both because it dries clear and because it made the hearts a little more dimensional.

I used my Cat's Eye ink pad to ink the edges of the envelope before assembling it. The transparency I used was just a regular old page protector that I cut into a single layer before feeding it into the Cricut.

Click here to see this item at my Etsy shop. Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies (includes affiliate links):
Cricut Expression (no longer available, but the new Cricut Explore Air 2 looks great!) -
Cuttlebug (this is a newer model than I use)
Cat's Eye inks
Stickles glitter glue
Divine Swirls embossing folder
Studio G clear stamps

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