DIY Valentine Card with Secret Message Tutorial

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More "paper craft ideas" from Origami Twist! This Valentine's Day Card is so much fun and has a great twist! It would be a great project to make for your friends at school, or make one for your special someone!

As promised in the video, here are the sizes to cut from your A4 or 8.5 x 11 paper:

8.5 in x 11 in-

One (8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in)
Two (2 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in) (or just slightly shy of 2 1/8 in)
(You will end up with 1 piece of cardstock left over (4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in)

Score the 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. sheet every 2 1/8 in. along the 8 1/2 in. edge.
Between the 2 1/8 in. and the 6 3/8 in. score marks, cut 2 slots about 1/3 of the way in, perpendicular to the score marks (see video for illustration).


One - (21 cm x 14.8 cm)
Two - (5 1/4 cm x 14.8 cm) (or just slightly shy of 5 1/4 cm)
(You will end up with 1 piece of paper 10 1/2 cm x 14.8 cm left over)

Score the 21 cm x 14.8 cm sheet every 5 1/4 cm along the 21 cm edge.
Between the 5 1/4 cm and the 15 3/4 cm score marks, cut 2 slots about 1/3 of the way in, perpendicular to the score marks (see video for illustration).


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One of my favorite parts of Valentine's Day is the simple fact that we have an entire day set aside to tell the people that we love just that...that we love them! What's your favorite part of Valentine's Day? Are you a box of chocolates kind of person? Bouquet of roses? Do you like to go out for a romantic dinner date? I love all three of those, but there is one Valentine's Day tradition that I would love to share with you. When I was three months old my Mom handmade a book with just over 20 pages in it. Every year for the next 20 years or so she put a photo of me (and later, when my sister was born) my sister too in the book and put it in an envelope and gave it to my Dad as a Valentine's Day gift. There are 3 key reasons why I love this idea. 1. It was so exciting to decorate the page every year once we were old enough to do that, and we got to look back at all of our childhood photos! 2. It was completely handmade! 3. It was used every single year for something like 20 years (until my sister graduated from high school if memory serves me correctly), in short words it was a family tradition. I really loved the peretual card for my Dad and really love Valentine's Day as a result. My Mom also started a tradition of giving my sister and I a new book every year on Valentine's Day, but that is another story all together. Hmm, this makes me want to make a video on how to make a perpetual card...

So, did you make it to the end of this? If you did, comment below and tell me what one of your household traditions was/is. It doesn't have to be a Valentine related! xoxo - Jenn