Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card

Today I am participating in the 14 Days of Valentines hosted by Britney from The Princess and Her Cowboys.
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver
For this Valentine's Day I wanted to make my husband his card, and I wanted it to be something with meaning behind it and not all those lovey dovey poems that are all so generic! The idea for my card came from the setting where my husband proposed to me. It was a gorgeous nature preserve out on Eastern Long Island in New York in early Fall. The trees canopied over the trail and the rays of sunshine peeked through slightly. I wanted to recreate our magical day in a shadowbox 3D effect card. There is nothing better than giving the one you love something homemade and from the heart. This card can be personalized with your Valentine's initials 'carved' into the tree. Check out my easy tutorial for the perfect Valentine's Day card! 
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver


What you will need:


1 sheet of red card stock
2 sheets of white card stock
Ruler
Glue stick
Craft knife
Velcro {optional}
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

Download the below PDFs; the first page on red card stock{the red outer card}, and the last two on white card stock.
Using a craft knife and a ruler, cut along all the dotted lines on all 3 sheets.
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

Score along the remaining solid lines of each of the three pieces. The scored lines will be on the interior of the shadowbox and will not be seen.
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

Fold the outer red card cover with the printed lines towards the inside. The larger rectangle tab should be on the outside and glued over the smaller tab.
Tip: Personalize your card further by writing a message along the inside of the red cover. If you choose to write a message like I did, close the cover using velcro strips instead of glue so your card will be able to open and close.
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

Place the smallest white section {folded sides facing down} inside the right side of the larger white piece. Add a little glue to the left and right tabs of the small white piece {do not add glue to the top and bottom 1/4″ of each side- leave it glue free as the tabs from the larger white piece will need to be glued into it.} Add glue to the outside of the right side tab of the large white piece. Close the box and press all sides that have glue. The right side tab of the large piece of white paper should be tucked under the larger rectangle tab from the opposite side. Close the top and bottom, adding glue to all the tabs. The tabs should slide in between the inner and outer pieces of paper.
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

You can also cut out a small red heart by hand and attach it to the tree trunk in the center of the card (and personalize it with your initials!)
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver

Now, patiently await only a short 11 more days for Valentine's Day to really surprise the one you love!
Valentines' Day Shadowbox Card~ The Dreams Weaver



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