Hello!  I have been asked by several of you to post a tutorial on how I made the Valentine Pop-Up card.  I know…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow already, but just in case you are a procrastinator (like me) and don’t have your Valentine’s done yet you can still wow someone with this card!  I did the best to capture how I made the card using pictures, but please leave me a comment if something is not clear.  I would be happy to answer any questions.  So here we go….

The outside of the card is a piece of 5 1/2” by 8 1/2” Cherry Cobbler Paper that is scored in the center at 4 1/4”.  The front piece of white cardstock measures 2 1/4” by 5 1/2″ and is stamped using the Love Love Jumbo Wheel.  This is mounted on a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ by 5 1/2″ and is the edge is punched using the Scalloped Trim Border Punch.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine finishes up the front of the card.

Although the inside of the card looks tricky it’s really very simple!  You need a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut to 5″ by 4 1/4″.  You are going to use your Simply Scored tool to score that piece of cardstock the long way (5″) across starting at 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, and 3 1/2″.  This is going to create the middle part of your card.

Once you have scored your center you need to fold it using the mountain/valley fold.  The center fold becomes the valley and there are two mountains on either side.  The first and last fold do not get folded.

The center piece is going to get squished together (please excuse my fingers here) and stuck down to the center of your main piece of cardstock.  Now the only tricky part here is to get the center piece lined up correctly.  You want the first and last score line to be even with the center of your card but adhered down just to the left and right of the score line.  That way the center doesn’t interfere with the fold of your card.  I would also recommend using sticky strip here or some other strong adhesive so this doesn’t come undone.

Finally you are going to cut random lengths of window sheets and adhere your little hearts on the end of them.  Then you will adhere your window sheets to the valley of the center piece.  When you have your hearts where you want them you will put a piece of sticky strip in the valley of the center piece and close it shut.  You can then decorate the inside however you would like.  I did adhere a piece of Cherry Cobbler  and Whisper White cardstock that measured 4″ by 5 1/4″ to the inside top and bottom of the card to hide the center piece.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial on how to make a Valentine Pop-Up card!

Happy Stamping, Kristin