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Day Twelve it's time to delve!

(Ha! Rhyming is back due to popular demand!  Ok, it was only a couple of  people, but still, every vote counts right?)

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

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DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
Today's flower is a fun foldable! 

It can be used as an invitation, a handmade card, for journaling on a scrapbook page or for a foldable booklet in a lapbook!

Here's what you need to get started:

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

-Foldable Template Pattern (download here)
-Scrapbook Paper
-Ribbon
-Glassine Envelope or 3x6 envelope
-Bone Folder
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Adhesive


Step One


First print and cut out the template pattern for the flower card.

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com  

Next trace the template onto your patterned paper.

Step Two


DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
Cut out your flower.

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Step Three

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Cut and attach a center for your flower. 

I used graph paper (my latest obsession) for this, but you could use any patterned paper.

Step Four

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
Fold and score the flower with a bone folder along the lines indicated on the pattern.

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
When you're finished your flower should look something like the above photo.

Step Six

Next you're going to push in the the two side hearts like so:

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
Your flower/heart should look similar to this from the top:
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
Continue folding and press your flower into a flat heart-shaped card then add your message to the inside.
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Step Seven

Now we'll place it in a pretty glassine envelope and tie it with a sweet ribbon tie.

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com  

This is especially nice for Valentines Day cards, shower invitations, announcements and handmade cards. 

If you don't have glassine envelopes the flowers will fit in a regular 3x6 envelope.

 (or you can get some glassines from my shop here!)

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Step Eight

To tie your ribbon, fold the envelope down to create a flap and punch two holes about an inch and a half apart.
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com


Next thread your ribbon through the holes from front to back.
DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Now flip your glassine envelope over to the back and cross the ribbon ends over each other:

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Thread the ends of the ribbon pieces into those opposite holes:

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com

Finally flip your envelope over once more and pull out the ribbon strips:

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com




That's it!  Now you have a pretty invitation or handmade card that looks like a heart and opens up to a flower!

DIY Foldable Heart Valentine  from Melissa at PinkPaperPeppermints.com


I'd love to see what you make with these so send me some links!


Grace & Peace,

Melissa~
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"The LORD will bring about justice and praise in every nation on earth, like flowers blooming in a garden."
-Isaiah 61:11

 

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