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Make It : 3D Valentines

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Already making valentine cards? I know I am! Well, if you're tired of doilies and construction paper, then try a few of our 3D cards from the February issue of Living.  Inspired by classic pop-up books, these cards include garlands, bold accordion folded graphics, clip art pop-outs, and clever hiding spots for an extra special note, gift card, or invitation to date night.

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Our garland cards- aside from basic tools, all you need is a bit of ribbon or cord, our templates, and your favorite scrapbooking papers.

1 Our garland cards- aside from basic tools, all you need is a bit of ribbon or cord, our templates, and your favorite scrapbooking papers.

See how easy??

2 See how easy??

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These templates can be printed straight onto your colored card stock for an easy, but very special, surprise.

4 These templates can be printed straight onto your colored card stock for an easy, but very special, surprise.

Print this classic pop-up clip art onto card stock, and follow our guidelines for cutting and folding.

5 Print this classic pop-up clip art onto card stock, and follow our guidelines for cutting and folding.

Tuck whatever you'd like into these tiny envelopes- a love note, gift card, movie tickets, sweet photo, business card from your favorite restaurant and an invite to date night, or even cash.

6 Tuck whatever you'd like into these tiny envelopes- a love note, gift card, movie tickets, sweet photo, business card from your favorite restaurant and an invite to date night, or even cash.

You'll also find our basic card making tips in the story including some of our favorite tools and materials.

7 You'll also find our basic card making tips in the story including some of our favorite tools and materials.

We hope you enjoy making these cards- please tell us how yours turn out!  They could look very different depending on which papers you choose.  We'd love to see yours.  You may have noticed that our new blog header was also inspired by this story!

Comments (4)

  • I will definitely try the pop up proposal card- love them all though!

  • Love the key with the heart. I do quilling so I think I will quill the heart with little quilled hearts and attach a key.

  • Eve, I too,so quilling and have been trying to come up with ideas for Valentine. Wish I could see what you come up with.

  • I love the pop up hearts card and also the LOVE card. Thanks again for all the great tutorials!

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