Monday, August 22, 2011

DIY: Anniversary Card + Free Download

Our friend's parents (who are also our friends) just celebrated their 40th anniversary. I felt like a handmade card was in order, to accompany the CD of love songs Matt made for them.

I got the pop-up heart idea from Sherry's little butterfly project over at Young House Love. I was going to follow her lead and glue it down, but, sadly, the first three glue sources I pulled out were entirely useless. So I pulled out the trusty sewing machine instead.

Here's how I did it:
  1. I made the template in Microsoft Word. You can download it here, if you want! I printed page one on cardstock and then passed it through the printer again to print side two.
  2. I folded the cardstock into card shape and then cut it down to size. I designed the template to fit a card that is 4.5" x 6.5".
  3. I flipped through a magazine and ripped out a page I liked. I glued the image onto a scrap of cardstock to give it some weight (luckily, I was able to find a 4th source of glue).
  4. I folded the cardstock + image in half and cut out my heart.
  5. Then I sewed the heart onto the card, using a zig-zag stich.

Voila! That's it!

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Casandra said...

Beautiful card! I love the new look of your blog. It's lovely

ErikaM said...

Ditto. It is a wonderful (and easy) idea!

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