Valentine’s Day is coming up! This is a cute, unique card for your sweetie!
Here’s how to make it:
Materials and Tools:
- An old map. Get bonus points for using a map from a special location. (Ideas: where you met, where you had your first home, where you went on your honeymoon, a special vacation spot, or any other special location to you and your significant other.)
- Card stock.
- Another piece of scrapbook paper to cover your card. Or a pages from a dictionary could be cute, too. You could also not cover your card and leave it as the plain card stock.
- Marker or pen.
- Glue stick.
Fold your card stock into thirds. Don’t fold it into exact thirds, the part in the middle will be larger than the other 2. Also, the 2 sides should overlap.
Make a mark with a pencil where the left flap overlaps the right flap.
Then make marks in the middle of the card where you’ll create a tab.
Cut the right flap at the mark, creating a tab in the middle where you made the tab.
Close the right tab over the left flap and make a mark on either side of the tab. Then draw a line between the 2 marks where you will be creating a slot for the tab to go in.
Use an Exacto knife (or if, like me, you can’t find your blades, just use a box cutter carefully!) and cut a slot in the left flap between your marks along the line you drew. Make sure the tab fits in and adjust as needed.
Cut a heart for the inside middle of your card out of your map.
Note: it doesn’t matter really if the map is a little folded/wrinkled. It will smooth out when you glue it.
Write something along the lines of “Without you I’d be lost” or something else you come up with that’s cute and map/direction related.
I didn’t really like how plain my card stock was, so I decided to cover it with scrapbook paper. Just cut it in the same shape as your card stock.
Use your glue stick to adhere it to the outside of the card stock.
Find the slot from the inside of the card and cut it with your exacto knife.
I just curved the tabs so they looked a little nicer.
Cut smaller hearts out of map for the front of the card.
Glue them down with your glue stick.
Sign your card and give it to a loved one for Valentine’s Day – or really any time!
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