Valentine Day approaches again. So, this season of love, make a creative valentine card that has a unique feature.
Whatâ€™s so unique about this love card, you might ask? Itâ€™s cut into strips and woven together.
And with this weave, itâ€™s easy to add some greeting card humor. Hence, transforming the project into a funny valentine greeting card
For instance, inside the card, write:
Apart from this, the weave makes it easy to juggle various words on the cover as in the gallery below.
Even if the weave doesnâ€™t involve the whole card but only a portion of it, just do it. Because the finished project is still the same...
...a cool and creative greeting card for Valentine Day.
Hopefully, all the gallery choices above wonâ€™t leave you undecided. Because the fun starts when the card making begins.
8â€ť x 10â€ť abstract-art cardstock paper (in this case, cut from larger cardstock)
8â€ť x 11â€ť heart-art cardstock paper
A couple 1â€ť x 1â€ť white cardstock pieces
Red sharp tip marker
Sliding paper trimmer
Craft cutting knife
Cut the 8â€ť x 10â€ť abstract-art cardstock into ten 1â€ť x 8â€ť strips.
Cut the 8â€ť x 11â€ť heart-art cardstock paper into eight 1â€ť x 11â€ť strips.
Place the horizontal heart-art cardstock strips side by side. Then, on the back, temporarily tape them down to hold them together.
Weave these horizontal strips with the vertical abstract-art cardstock strips.
Please note that, because of the tape, the first strip will have to go last... after removing the tape.
Hence, remove the tape and weave in the final strip. The excess horizontal strips should be sticking out beyond the vertical strip.
Glue the strip ends all around the four edges of the weaved greeting card so that it can no longer accidentally un-weave.
Next, cut off this horizontal excess to properly balance out the weave arrangement inside the card.
Thereâ€™s more on this, plus an alternative method for preparing the strips for this step in the tips and tricks section below.
Score the woven valentine card right in the middle and fold into 5â€ť x 8â€ť card (approximately).
On the 1â€ť x 1â€ť white cardstock pieces, write out a single word on each piece to spell out Happy Valentine's Day.
Finally, arrange the white square pieces on the card and glue them in place.
Here are a few more things to bear in mind about this style of card making...