ICS Blog Hop It’s A Love Thing Valentine’s Card

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I decided to make a card that looks like a Valentine’s card, but since I don’t need any more Valentine’s Day cards, I used greeting stamps to make it appropriate for a wedding card. Here it is!

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Does anyone know if this fancy fold has a name? I saw one like it once, but I didn’t have any instructions or information about it. I would love to know if it has a name! Comment below and let me know if it does. For now I’m going to call it a Mt. Everest fancy fold card!

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Almost all of the products I used are new in either the Occasions or Sale-a-bration catalogs…the Love Blossoms designer paper and embellishment kit, Botanical Gardens designer vellum, Bloomin’ Heart thinlits dies, Botanicals For You stamp set and the Wink of Stella glitter brush. Stella and I are bffs now in case you’re wondering.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

This shows what the inside of the card looks like. I am in love with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. The greeting comes from the Big News stamp set.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

For those of you who want detailed instructions on how to make this card, please continue reading below. For everyone else, please continue on to Terri’s blog to see what wonderful project she has to share!

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To make this card, begin with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base. Line it up at 1″ on your trimmer.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Using the vertical ruler on the bar that holds the blades, make a cut from 1″

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

to 4 3/4″.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Flip your paper over (make sure the cut you just made is towards the top left of the paper) and repeat the previous step. Line it up at 1″  and cut from 1″ to 4 3/4″.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Your cuts will look like this.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Lay the cardstock on your trimmer landscape style with the cuts towards the side left of the paper. Line the left edge up at 1″.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Score from the top line you cut upwards.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Also score from the bottom line you cut downwards.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

It will look like this.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Move the cardstock to the 1 1/2″ mark and repeat scoring above and below the cut lines.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Here is the result.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Move the cardstock to the 4 1/4″ mark and score between the upper and lower cut lines.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Move the cardstock to the 4 3/4″ mark and score above and below the cut lines.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Here is what the cut and score lines should look like.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

If you end up with extra score lines, don’t fret. Your card will probably still work. Some of mine ended up slightly imperfect and they were just fine 🙂

Next, bend the score lines until your card looks like this.

It's a Love Thing Fancy Fold Wedding Valentine's Card using Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Botanicals For You and Big News stamp sets and Love Blossoms designer paper

Now you’re ready for decorating! Here are the measurements for the other pieces of paper I used:

  • Large block on the front – 3 x 3 1/4″
  • Side strips on the front – 3 x 3/4″
  • Vellum strip at the bottom – 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Piece on the inside of the card – 3 1/2 x 5 1/4″

I hope you liked my Valentine’s card and that you found the tutorial helpful! Thanks for visiting! Use the links below to do your shopping or contact your demonstrator to order! Make sure to continue on to Terri’s blog to follow along with the blog hop!

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12 Replies to “ICS Blog Hop It’s A Love Thing Valentine’s Card”

  1. Megan T

    All the details in this card are fantastic! Thanks for the additional details of the fold…I’m going to have to try it!

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