This Valentine card
is the simple and quick(er) version of…
To me, the original version has more pizzazz visually, but I had to work with the demands of my four-year-old! While I loved this card at first sight, after reading the tutorial, I wasn't so in love with actually doing the work. There is a beautiful printable if you want to use the Tip Junkie card, but it is not customizable and requires quite a bit of work. My version requires access to a Silhouette cutting machine which I know disappoints a bunch of you, but I can only do so much! So…this is for all of you serious procrastinators – or maybe for next year!
silhouette file (Includes graphic, pants, pants with tabs) HERE
(I think this link to a file will work – if you have Silhouette software installed on your computer. There is no preview available, so download it and then open from your Silhouette. Let me know if it works for you!)
1 - Print and cut your pants and pants with tabs on cardstock.
Print and cut the graphics part of the card changing fonts and colors as desired. I cut mine out of cardstock, but paper would be fine, too, since it will be backed in cardstock.
Cut cardstock for the background.
2 – Glue the pants to the graphics page so it looks like the hearts are holding the pants up like clothespins.
3 – Glue the graphics page to the cardstock background.
4 – Fold/unfold the tabs on the pants section with tabs to make them flexible.Use a small piece of double-sided tape on each tab being careful to only put tape on lower section of tab. Stick the pants with tabs to the pants on the card at the feet.
5 – Fold the tabbed pants over and continue sticking each tab under and onto the pants on the card. I found that it helped to stick something inside of the pants box to help push the tape down. I used a bone folder, but you can use anything that won’t stick to your tape.
6 – Your pants box should look like this:
7 – Put 2 “Smarties” in each pants box, sign the cards and you are good to go!
Happy Valentine’s Day all of you “Smarties” out there!