Saturday, December 31, 2011

Be My Valentine Pop-Up Card

Today's card is a 3"x 3" pop-up card that I made using the Love Patterns DSP, which is currently on clearance for $1.99! Now is the time to be stock piling those supplies for Valentine's Day projects! Click here to shop the Clearance Rack of my on-line store.

Wouldn't these be darling to make with your child to exchange at school? Easy, inexpensive and homemade is always better than store bought.

  • Love Patterns DSP 124156 currently 80% off 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (card front layer), 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" (line mini envelope)
  • I {Heart} Hearts Clear Stamp Set 118571
  • Delightful Dozen Clear Stamp Set 122652
  • Real Red CS 102482 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" (card front layer), 2-1/2" x 3" (scrap for punching)
  • Elegant Eggplant CS 105126 3" x 6" (card body), 2" x 3"(scrap for punching)
  • Very Vanilla CS 101650 2-3/4" x 5-3/4" (inside card layer)
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad 103133
  • Early Expresso Stampin' Pad 119670
  • Stamping Sponges 101610
  • Full Heart Punch 119883
  • Heart to Heart Punch 119881
  • Real Red Designer Button 119747
  • Linen Thread 104199
  • VersaMark 102283
  • Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder 109130
  • Mini Envelopes 107309
  • Embossing Buddy 103083
  • Heat Tool 100005
  • Powder Pals 102197
  • Mini Glue Dots 103683
  • Snail Adhesive 104332
  1. Score the 2-3/4” x 5-3/4” Very Vanilla card stock at 2-7/8” along the 5-3/4” side. Fold along score line and crease with the Bone Folder.
  2. Place ruler along folded edge of Very Vanilla card stock. Mark card stock with a pencil at 1-1/8” and 1-5/8”.
  3. Cut the card stock from the folded edge in 1/2" at each mark.
  4. Open the folded card stock and use your finger to pop the cut section in so that it folds the opposite direction along the scored line.
  5. Fold the card stock along the scored line again. Press down along the cut area to create creases on the pop-up piece.
    Add a generous amount of SNAIL to one half of the folded Very Vanilla card stock.
  6. Score 3” x 6” Elegant Eggplant card stock at 3” along the 6” side to create the Mini Note body.
  7. Place folded Very Vanilla card stock inside the folded 3” x 6” Elegant Eggplant card stock mini note. Line up the folded edges together with the Very Vanilla piece centered on one half of the Elegant Eggplant card stock. Add SNAIL to the back of the second half of the Very Vanilla card stock. Fold the Elegant Eggplant Mini Note in half and press firmly to adhere the Very Vanilla piece inside. The Very Vanilla card stock should be centered in the mini note with the pop-up piece folded out.
  8. Place two Mini Glue Dots on the vertical section of the pop-up stand.
  9. Stamp “friend” heart from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set onto scrap piece of Elegant Eggplant with VersaMark, heat emboss, punch out using Full Heart Punch.Adhere the punched Full Heart angled to the left on the pop-up stand.
  10. Punch out 1 small heart in Real Red CS & attach to Elegant Eggplant embossed heart with a Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Using another heart stamp from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set onto scrap piece of Real Red with VersaMark, heat emboss, punch out using Full Heart Punch. Attach to Elegant Eggplant embossed heart with a Mini Glue Dot.
  12. Stamp the solid heart stamp from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set onto the center of the 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Love Patterns DSP with VersaMark and heat emboss.
  13. Stamp Be My Valentine of the Delightful Dozen Clear Stamp Set in Real Red Classic Ink.
  14. Punch out 1 small heart in Elegant Eggplant CS & attach to stamped greeting with Mini Glue Dot.
  15. Ink Stamping Sponge with Early Expresso ink and using a circular motion, sponge ink over the embossed heart on the 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” Love Patterns DSP. Wipe ink off embossed heart with a tissue or soft cloth.
  16. Adhere 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” embossed Designer Series Paper onto 2-5/8” x 2-5/8” Real Red card stock. Then adhere onto card front.
  17. Thread a piece on Linen Thread thru holes on Real Red Button and tie into bow. Attach to card front with Mini Glue Dot.
  18. Punch out another small heart in Elegant Eggplant CS & attach to embossed heart with Mini Glue Dot.
  19. Place 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" Love Patterns DSP over Mini Envelope, trace and cut out for insert. Lick glue on envelope and attach DSP inside the envelope.
If you would like to print or save a copy of these instructions, please click on the PRINT PDF button at the bottom of this post located to the left of my name.



  1. Very cute, Beth...I love those little 3x3 cards!

  2. Wow, such a sweet idea, LOVE it!
    Kelly xx

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