I made this valentine using cardboard that came in a clothing shipment box for an order I made online a couple months ago. I like to save boxes and pieces of cardboard for potential future projects like this one. So when thinking of the next valentine to make last night, I thought it would be great to use up what I had in recycled cardboard for the card. The polka dot paper is 100% recycled eco-friendly paper and the birds are made from x acto knifing on a strip of the cardboard. The only element of this card that was not made using recycled paper was the paper punched heart on the front and the inside. But, they were made using my left over scraps from other valentine’s projects so I feel like I was being less wasteful! The design comes from Martha Stewart’s love birds template which I fell in love with! I decided to make my own version on this recycled cardboard. 🙂 Hope you like this one!
Here is a card I made for Becca’s birthday coming up on January 28th! I am excited to send it to her.
Unlike the pop-up card, a waterfall card includes a pull tab and allows a series of hidden images or messages to be revealed as you continue pulling the tab. In this card, I wanted each flap to unveil the letters spelling out “H-A-P-P-Y” and then the bottom message on the tab says “Birthday” when it is fully pulled out. I used the same cardstock paper from my Happy New Year Pop Up Card and from the Pop Up Tutorial. It’s always best to use up the paper that you already have and reduce paper waste!
To see it in action, you can watch the short video showing how this mechanism works. As always, I still took some close up pics of the card.