This week’s Wednesday Cute was written by editorial intern Perry, who prefers gummy bears to chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Now that the big day is here, some of you may be worrying about what to get your sweetie – not all of us are good at planning ahead. While a box of chocolates and something sparkly are always good standbys, why not try something a little different this year? Try making this delightful little card and showing your valentine how much you care.
“I Dig You” Card
What You Need:
Self-healing cutting mat
2 sheets of colored paper (8 1/2” x 11”) in different shades
Access to a computer with a printer and paper
Small scraps of paper (at least 4” by 4”) in various colors
What To Do:
- Use the ruler, craft knife, and cutting mat to cut a 10” x 5” rectangle from each sheet of paper. Set aside the excess paper.
- Fold each rectangle in half to make a square, and crease the fold neatly with the bone folder.
- Print and cut out the words and veggies templates.
- Trace three veggies and four greens templates onto scraps of paper. Cut out the shapes and apply glue stick to the top back of each veggie to attach the greens (Two greens for each veggie).
- From the paper left over in step 1, cut three 1/4” x 3” strips. Glue each one vertically along the back of each of the veggies to make them more stable.
- Select one of the folded pieces from step 1 to be the outside of the card. Unfold it and lay it flat. Layer the words template over the front outside of the car and trace with a pencil.
- Use the craft knife to carefully cut out the words.
- Use the ruler and pencil to make a horizontal line along the center of the front of the card.Cut three slits about 1 1/4” wide and 1/4” apart along the line in the card. (These are pockets for the veggies).
- Flip the card over and line the perimeter of the card with glue stick. Press the remaining folded piece from step 1 inside the outer card and press together along the edges. let dry.
- Refold the card and tuck the veggies into the slits on the front.
And that’s it! You should now have a beautiful card to give to your valentine:) If you liked this project, you can check out all the other great ideas in Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out Of Everyday Paper by Kayte Terry.