These Valentine cards have a bit of a fun fold to them AND they show off BOTH sides of your pretty double-sided papers!

They are both regular A2 size cards (finished size 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) but instead of the full card opening, there’s a mini card on the front that opens.

Let’s take a closer look at the cards, plus I’ve got all the paper sizes and a few tips for you…

 

Real Red base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
Real Red: 4” x 5-1/4” embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder
Bermuda Bay: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
Snail paper: 3″x6″ folded in half at 3” to create mini card on top
White insert: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”

Tips for Making this Card:

  • Tuck the front fold of the mini card behind your heart greeting! Whatever shaped greeting you use, pop it up with dimensionals and tuck the front corner of your mini card behind it. Just make sure you don’t put dimensionals at the very top of your heart or you’ll tape the card shut so it won’t open!
  • Depending on the design of your paper, you might want to put your greeting directly on the front of your mini card. (see the card in the video below)
  • If you want to make this into a regular full-size card instead, just cut your Real Red card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then fold in half, and cut your heart paper to 3″x3″.
  • Put a white insert inside when you’re using a dark color card stock for your card base. That makes it easier for you to write a message that your recipient will be able to read. If you choose to make a full-size card instead, then your White insert would be 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • An embossing folder adds a lot to your backgrounds! It’s amazing how a few cranks of a handle and an embossing folder can add SO MUCH design and texture to your card.

 

Real Red base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
Blushing Bride: 4” x 5-1/4” embossed with the Subtle embossing folder
Real Red: 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”
Snail Paper: 4″x6″ is folded in half at 3” to create a mini card on top
White insert: 2-3/4” x 3-3/4”

Tips for Making This Card:

  • If you want to make this into a regular full-size card instead, just cut your Real Red card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then fold in half, and cut your heart paper to 3″x4″.
  • Put a white insert inside when you’re using a dark color card stock or patterned paper for your card base. That makes it easier for you to write a message that your recipient will be able to read. If you choose to make a full-size card instead, then your White insert would be 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The Subtle embossing folder adds just the right amount of texture to take your card stock from card stock to “Hey, that’s cool!” Really, it is.

Here’s another tip…

These Snail Valentine Cards were based on the same design that I used to make some fun fold Valentine cards with last year! 

I just changed up the patterned papers and a few of the colors that I used.

Of course, you could use either of these fun fold ideas or layouts to make a card for ANY occasion, so grab some paper and give it a try.

 

Watch the video for more tips on how to put these fun fold cards together. 

 

I LOVE a stamp with a coordinating punch! If you do too, you’ll definitely want to check out the Hearfelt Bundle that I used to make all of these cards. The bundle includes a Valentine stamp set plus TWO coordinating punches.

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Happy Stamping!
Jessica

P.S. Don’t forget to SEND your card to a friend! That’s how you can really make a difference.

Supplies Used to Make These Cards:

Note: I used Whisper White to make the cards in this post but since it’s no longer available, I linked to the NEW Basic White above. It will work the same.

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