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”
Flirty Flamingo: 4” x 5-1/4”
Real Red: 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”
Heart Paper: 4″x6″ is folded in half at 3” to create a mini card on top
Whisper 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 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 Whisper White insert would be 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The Flirty Flamingo background on this card was embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Embossing folders are an easy way to add texture and design to your backgrounds!
  • One tip I just can’t share enough is to pop your main image up with dimensionalsIt’s such a small thing but it’s amazing how much pop it adds to a card!

Real Red base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
Flirty Flamingo: 1” x 3” and 4” x 5-1/4”
Real Red: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
Hearts paper: 3″x6″ folded in half at 3” to create mini card on top
Whisper White insert: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”

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″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 Whisper White insert would be 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • It’s okay to use TWO embossing folders on ONE card! The Flirty Flamingo background on this card was embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and the small strip that the ribbon is wrapped around was embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Add a little ribbon. I like to use ribbon that doesn’t add too much bulk to the card. The White Crinkled Seam Binding I used on this card is super light and easy to use.

Watch the video above 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 these cards. The bundle includes a Valentine stamp set plus TWO coordinating punches.

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.

Happy Stamping!
Jessica

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

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