Saturday, November 13, 2010

Be my Valentine Blog Hop (Operation Writing Home)



This card is made especially for a
Blog Hop on a Operation Writing Home.
This is an organisation's mission is supporting the U.S. armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

The blog hop this weekend is for making and sending Valentine cards to the troops that they may send them back to their loved ones. Our military personnel don't always get to shop for cards for the holidays and special occasions. Heck sometimes they only have pencil stubs to write with. OWH sends 100's of thousands of cards to our troops so that they may send a special one of a kind handmade card home to their loved ones for birthdays, anniversary, Christmas and now Valentine's Day. The Christmas wishlist for cards is full so we are concentrating on Valentine Cards until January 7, 2011

Please will you vote daily at Joanns:


Here is my card.
Done witha a digital stamp of Bonibleaux Digital Designs
and she is supporting this Blog Hop. I choose her Henry Hero for my card.


This is the front of the card. The Hero is colored with copic markers and cut out with a nestabillity shape.The words have been printed with the computer, All is glued to some scrap paper.

Now we move on to the inside of the card. For when you open it there is a lot more to see..........lots of hearts in fact and I show you here how you can do this. It is an old and fun way for cards and I did this lots of time with the children in my class.
The paper you need to make this card is 9"x 12". Do not use to heavy paper, just printer paper is best.
Of course, glue, a pencil, bone folder and scissors come in handy!
Start by folding your paper in half (short side down).

The double folded paper is now folded double again, like a booklet.
Open the last fold. Take top left en right side and fold them towards the middle fold.
Open the total paper and see you have an X in the middle of the paper.
Now here is a bit of a difficulty: to explain and to do, so I do hope the picture helps out!
We are going to refold the shape with the middle fold towards the inside. The triangles will be inside the fold now.

And when done it will look like this. Flat and the triangles inside.


Fold sideways like a book.
You can use the heart pattern or draw your own.
Make sure you draw the hartpattern like this: the dotted line on the closed fold side and the point of the heart on the point of the shape. Take a good look!

Now cut the heart with the scissors.
When you open the hear it looks like this.

Take your folde card and open it, for the heart will be inside the card.
Fold the hear again and use tape or glue on one side only. This way you make sure it will be glued just on the right spot. When you glues one side, you turn the card over and glue the other side to the card.
When you open the card it will look like this. Now you can decorate.
 Want to see what is inside my card? Look here:

Hope you enjoyed the lesson and will have fun making this card.
Kids especially do love to make them.

Because this is a huge blog hop you have to move on now and the next stop of this hop for you is:
ANITA at Cards & Coffee
Have a creative day!



39 comments:

Tammy said...

Wonderful card Hetty and thanks for the tutorial.

Cleota said...

Hetty! I love this card and when I saw it I wanted to know how you did it. Then, you surprised me with showing us how! Thanks!!! Beautiful!!

K. Joy said...

Great card and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Great card and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

Brenda said...

Very cute digital stamp! But I love how you made the inside o the card! Superb!

Yolanda said...

That card is completely great!Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Giselle said...

love the card!! thanks for the tutorial!!!

njgramma said...

thank you for sharing how you made the fun pop out heart! Your card is great :)

Anne Temple said...

Great card and a fantastic tutorial.

Shell said...

What a clever girl... love the popping heart!

Attegirl said...

Great card, love it, thanks for the tutorial too!

Seongsook Duncan said...

So cute and fun card. Thanks for the instruction. I am going to try it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- fablous card and thanks for the tutorial for the hearts inside the card. Love that!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love that guy. I wish I had his waistline.

SuzAnn said...

FANTASTIC card and thanks for the tutorial!

Valerie said...

What a great idea!

Judy Jackson said...

"SUPER" cute card Hetty! OWH rocks -- and I voted!

Lisa said...

What a FUN card!!!!!!!

Paula said...

Wow, very creative card! Beautiful job. So glad you joined in on the OWH hop today. Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

Wow I love the heart tutorial! Just perfect for Valentine's Day cards! Will be following for more inspiration!

Krisa said...

Gorgeous Hetty! :)

Dixie Cochran said...

Hetty, I love your card! Thanks for showing us how you made it! And thank you for hopping with us today!

Operation Write Home said...

Aww Hetty! This is so cute. I love what you've done on the inside, and your coloring is great!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Hetty! This is so cute and I love that you added the little tutorial!! You are so creative and Henry truly does look like he got in some trouble! LOL Keep up the great work!!

Disp6194 said...

Love this!! what a fun interactive card. Thanks for explaining how you acheived it!

Shelley said...

Hetty, that is so great! Thanks for tutorial. And thanks for helping OWH.

KarenS said...

What a clever card, Hetty! Thanks for sharing the technique!

Sheila Smyre said...

thank you for making it look so easy to do. I am going to have to try that for the inside of a card. Thank you for supporting OWH

Christine said...

WOW - this is super super cute! Henry is great and colored wonderfully. The heart and candle tutorials are awesome - TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Hetty! Is this ever cute! Thank you so much for showing us how you made the inside of your card, I can't wait to try it!

Rufus said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial on how to create the exploding heart. Thank you for supporting OWH and out Troops!
R/

Heather Grow said...

I love the wonderful surprise inside your card. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home.

Vieve said...

Love the popup tutorial! TFS!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Great card and a fantastic tutorial, Hetty! It's always a treat to stop by your blog.

Meg Bean said...

Awesome card! I love the fold out on the inside of the card - cute!

helloholley said...

OK...WOW!!!!
this is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for the tutorial.....I'll be back to try this one out.....ove your blog!!! ;)

Cre8tiveVet said...

Thank you for showing me how to create this pop-up card! I am trying this very soon.

DonnaMundinger said...

Hetty, this is soo cool! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm definitely gonna try this! xxD

Heather said...

OH HOW CUTE / FUNNY is this!!! I love that image and the inside is tooo fun !!! What a great surprise to open up to!

Sorry I am so late to the party! I just HAD to make my way around and see what everyone has created and send some love. God bless!