I thought you might enjoy a fun and cute Valentine's Day Card tutorial. This tutorial will be featured in the Sale-a-bration Catalog that will be coming out in the next several weeks. In the catalog, this card is made with paper that you can earn for FREE. Since the paper is not available yet, I lovingly copied it using the new 'Candy Lane' Designer paper that is now available in the 'Love You Much' Bundle at 20% off! I hope the tutorial is helpful---once you have gone through the steps, you will see how easy this project really is. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used in making this card, please e-mail me and I would be happy to help you email@example.com I am offering free shipping for any purchases over $70.00 until January 1st (your order must go through me and not my internet site to receive the free shipping)
This is what the completed project will look like---as always, use what you have---change the colors, change the embellishments and you will have a brand new card! Enjoy! Nancy
To begin, you will need to cut a strip of paper 1" by 12". You will need to score this paper every 1/4". This is the time consuming part of the card. I found it went faster if you laid the piece of paper on your cutter and just kept moving it up 1/4" after each score.
After you have scored your paper, fold it back and forth to create an accordion fold.
Adhese the two ends so that the accordion completes a circle. The only adhesive I suggest is the 'Sticky Strip' (shown in the picture)---it is super strong and will not allow your flower to unravel once it is lying flat.
Next you will 'fold' the accordion ring in, so that it lies flat.
On the 'back' side of your flower, place a 1" circle with Sticky Strip adhesive in the middle of your flower. This will hold the petals in place and keep it's shape.
Then, turn over your flower to the 'correct side and add an embellishment on the front. I used the hearts from the new heart punch, but you could put another circle or even a large button. Use the Sticky Strip for adhesive to give the flower more strength.
Next, you will make the stem for the flower---you could use a variety of objects for the stem. I used some left over on-board chipboard and cut a long, thin piece. You could use a twig, or a pipe cleaner or a piece of ribbon---whatever you have available. I attached some Certainly Celery Ribbon for the 'leaves'.
To create the card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla paper 3 1/4" x 12" and scored at 6". I cut a piece of coordinating Candy Lane Designer Paper at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" and then an additional piece of coordinating paper at 2 3/4" by 2 1/2" and tore the top edge. I rounded all of the bottum corners using the SU Corner Punch to give it a softer look.
I completed the project by adhesing all of the pieces together using SNAIL adhesive and glue dots for the stem. I added a cute Valentine's saying and connected it using linen thread. This three dimensional card is so cute and REALLY easy!
Let me know if you have any questions.