Paper

Valentine Keepsake Card

By  Amy Gustafson 

A tea bag-folded card is a unique and lovely way to tell your special Valentine, "I love you." Plus, you'll love how easy it is to get beautiful results with this technique!

  • Valentine Keepsake Card
  • Closeup View
  • Fig. 1
  • Fig. 2
  • Fig. 3
  • Fig. 4

Materials

  • White card with envelope, 6-1/2”x5”
  • Paper: green stripe, pink stripe, vellum dot, rose dot, white

Tools

  • Computer and printer, or black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler
  • 1. Cut card to measure 6"x4". Place card on flat work surface with fold at top. Cut a 3-7/8"x5-7/8" rectangle from green stripe paper; center and adhere to card front. Cut a 3-5/8"x5-5/8" rectangle from vellum dot paper; center and adhere to green stripe paper.
  • 2. Cut the following: eight 1" squares from rose dot; eight 1" squares from pink stripe; four 1" squares from green stripe. Fold squares into kites as shown in Fig. 1.

    Figure 1
  • 3. For eight-point star, cut 1" circle from rose dot (flower base). Place rose dot kites into a circle with long points together (Fig. 2); adhere on back side to flower base. Fold each pink stripe kite into a half kite (Fig. 3); adhere half kites in a circle on top of star to form a flower (Fig. 4). Mat flower on white paper.

    Figure 2


    Figure 3


    Figure 4
  • 4. Mat green stripe kites (leaves) on white paper. Use a computer or handwrite "Love causes all things to grow." on a white rectangle; mat on rose dot, then on white. Adhere flower, leaves, and message to card front as shown
  • Tip
  • 1. Adhere a gem to the center of flower for added sparkle.