Cut and Fold Valentine


Make this pretty cut and fold Valentine for your sweetheart. You can download the pattern here.

For best results read all the way through the instructions before starting.

You will need:
  • Valentine Cut and Fold Pattern
  • 5" x 7" white card blank
  • Approximately 4" x 6" Red paper - the back of the paper should be white
  • Approximately 5" x 7" speckled red and white or pink paper
  • Approximately 1 1/2" x 3" White paper
  • 1/16" gold border sticker
  • Red glitter gel pen
  • Medium cupid punch (Family Treasures 1 1/8" punch)
  • Small cupid punch (Carl 3/4" punch)
  • Small heart punch (McGill 3/8" punch)
  • Circle cutter (Coluzzle small nested circle template)
  • Paper cutter or rectangle cutting template (Coluzzle nested rectangle template)
  • Round-barreled craft knife. (I use a LacÚ knife. It looks kind of like a pencil with a blade on the end. The shape makes it easier to turn corners than the flat craft knives)
  • Cutting mat
  • Glue
  • Low-tack tape or plastic-tack
  • Tweezers (optional - used for arranging small punched out items on the card)
Valentine Card with cut and fold hearts

Step 1

Cut/punch the following from the speckled/pink paper:
  • Cut a 3 7/8" Circle (#2 circle on the Coluzzle small nested circle template)
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" rectangle (#5 on the Coluzzle nested rectangle template)
  • Punch 2 medium cupids
  • Punch 1 small cupid
  • Punch 8 small hearts

Step 2

Cut/Punch the following from the red paper, leaving a 3 1/2" square for later:
  • Cut a 1 3/4" x 3" rectangle (#6 on the Coluzzle nested rectangle template)
  • Punch 6 small hearts

Step 3

Cut/Punch the following from the white paper:
  • Cut a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" rectangle (#7 on the Coluzzle nested rectangle template)
  • Punch 4 small hearts.

Step 4

Using low-tack tape or plastic-tack attach the Valentine Cut and Fold Pattern to the 3 1/4" square of red paper. You will be cutting a circle around the finished design, so make sure you place the pattern at least 1/4" from the edges of the paper.

Step 5

Place the paper with the pattern attached to it on a cutting mat. Using your craft knife, carefully cut along each of the lines making sure that you cut through both the pattern and the paper underneath.

Pattern placement
The first fold

Step 6

Remove the pattern. Fold back each of the half-heart cut outs as shown.

Step 7

Tuck the edge of each cut-out under the solid center of the next cut-out as shown.
Folding the cut-outs
Finishing the folds

Step 8

After you have finished folding and tucking, use a circle-cutter to cut a 3 3/8" circle around the design. (#3 circle on the Coluzzle template)

Step 9

Center and glue the design to the speckled/pink circle you cut out in Step 1.

Adding a background
Adding a border

Step 10

Attach the gold border to the card blank.

If you can't find gold border peel-offs, here are some other suggestions for a border:
  • Gold gel pen
  • Gold paint pen
  • Embossing pen and gold embossing powder

Step 11

Arrange the cupids, two red hearts, the design and the speckled rectangle on the front of the card as shown to determine spacing. Once you are satisfied with the placement, glue them to the card.

Adding Cupid punch-outs
The finished card

Step 12

Finish as follows:

  • Write or stamp "Be Mine" (or some other sentiment)on the white rectangle.
  • Center and glue the red rectangle to the speckled rectangle
  • Center and glue the white rectangle to the red rectangle
  • Glue red hearts to corners of white rectangle
  • Glue white hearts to corners of speckled rectangle
  • Glue the 8 speckled/pink hearts to the center of each solid heart on the design. Refer to picture for placement.
  • Glue small cupid to center of design

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