Sunday, 14 January 2018

Folded Heart Embellishment

Here's a fun print-and-cut Valentine embellishment that I've engineered for you - a foldable patchwork heart. The heart can be used as a cardtopper, gift embellishmet, or decoration. It can be folded either of two ways - tabs in (for a swirly effect) or out (for a more tailored look).

Here's your free print-and-cut Valentine embellishment:

The folding how-tos are printed on the template. :)

Enjoy making your fold-y hearts.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Boingy Valentine Pop-Up

Here's a fun Valentine that you can make either as a surprise card or as a freestanding greeting. The zig-zag folds are fun to do and give the design bounce.

Here's your free Valentine:


To make the boingy heart:

1 Print onto photocopier card.

2 Score the folds using a fine-point embossing tool held against a metal ruler.

3 Cut out.

4 Crease the folds as shown in photo. 

5 Glue the two lowest triangles onto the base - this adds stability.

6 If making a freestanding boingy Valentine, glue the square on to weight the base.

To make the card

1 Print onto photocopier card.

2 Cut out, carefully cutting the closure tab. 

3 Fold the right side of the front cover back.  Glue the purple trim onto the turnback, if desired. 

4 You can either crease the card spine or leave it as a soft, matchbook-style fold.

5 Glue the pop-up heart onto the centre of the inside card back. Close the tab.

Enjoy folding and giving your boingy Valentines. :)

Monday, 8 January 2018

Valentine Gift Box

Here's a folk art-style Valentine gift box with a swirl-close top. Just big enough for sweet treats. There's a gift tag, too.


Valentine Gift Box

1 Print template onto photocopier card.

2 Score the fold lines with a fine-point embossing tool held against a small
metal ruler. The notches and the colours are your scoring and folding guides.
It is a hexagonal box.

3 Fold the creases; use a bone folder to set them.

4 Glue the join to make a ring.

5 Glue the base onto the bottom tabs.

6 To close the box, pinch the pink top tabs togethe, fold them down, and swirl them consecutively, tucking the last one under. 

Really fun to make! :)