Magic Valentines Card
The second i saw a YouTube tutorial on making a "magic card" i just knew i had to try one myself!
Card stock- Brutus Monroe Alabaster Premium, 110lb
Patterned Paper- Paper Studio (Pink & Kraft Hearts) & Pebbles (XOXO)
Stamps- Brutus Monroe Butterfly Sentiments
Inks- Brutus Monroe Locomotive & StazOn Jet Black
Markers: Chameleon PK3, YG3, V04, RD4
Adhesives- PopDots, Dotto
Other- Ribbon Scraps, Fastenator, Cricut Explore & Design Space shape
Magic Tutorial Video Inspiration:
The above video was wonderfully helpful in understanding and building the Magic workings of this Valentines card.
Cut your cardstock & patterned papers:
Alabaster Premium 110lb card stock: 8.5" x 5.5", scored at 4.25" (A)
Alabaster Premium 110lb card stock: 4" x 7", scored at 3.5" (B)
Alabaster Premium 110lb card stock: 3.5" x 3.25" (C)
Alabaster Premium 110lb card stock: .5" x 4" (D)
Transparency: 3.5" x 3.25" (E)
Patterned Paper: Kraft- 5.5" x 4.25" (F)
Patterned Paper: Pink Hearts- 1.5" x 4.25" (G)
Patterned Paper: Pink Hearts- 1.25" Circle (H)
Patterned Paper: Pink Hearts- .375" x .75" (I)
Patterned Paper: XOXO- .5" x 4.25" (J)
Now it is time to create a little Valentines day *MAGIC*!
Assemble Card Base:
First, adhere your Kraft patterned paper (F) to your card stock base (A). PLEASE NOTE: Your Card stock base must be UPSIDE DOWN for the magic to happen-- the opening should be at the top instead of the bottom! Adhere your remaining inked patterned papers (G & J) to the right hand side of your upside down card. Use either a large punch or your Cricut Explore to cut a heart out of the left hand portion of the the kraft patterned paper (F) and the top half of the card stock base (A).
Stamp, Stamp, Stamp:
Use your StazOn to stamp your chosen Brutus Monroe butterfly onto your transparency (E) and allow it to dry. Next, carefully stamp the same butterfly onto the small Alabaster card stock piece (C) so that your two pieces will line up precisely and show through your heart window. Now use your Brutus Monroe Locomotive ink pad to stamp the "you" sentiment onto your card base so that it overlaps all three pieces of patterned paper. Lastly, stamp the "I love" sentiment on the tiny pink patterned paper (I) and adhere it to your card using PopDots. Once your inks have dried, use your markers or colored pencils to color in the butterfly stamped on card stock (C).
Stack your Transparency (E) and your small piece of card stock (C) and adhere them together using a tiny bit of dotto or dry adhesive to the very top center. Adhere the pink heart circle (H) at the center of the transparency/card stock (E/C) stack so as to conceal the adhesive between the transparent (E) and stamped card stock layer (C). Decorate the Circle with a Fastenator staple and a small ribbon scrap. Take your long piece of remaining Alabaster card stock (B) and cut a notch approximately 3.5" long out of the center of the scored/folded area so that there is a hole about .5" tall and 3.5" long right at the score line. Take your Transparency stack (E/C) and slip the card stock into the notched hole you just cut in (B) so that the transparency layer (E) is on top of (B) and the colored image is inside the fold of (B). Lastly, adhere the small strip of card stock (D) to the bottom back of the card stock layer that you have colored (C). This small strip will keep your magic from completely coming out of the notched hole when your recipient pulls the tab up.
Assemble it all together:
Adhere your completed Magic portion (B with E/C & D) to the inside left hand portion of your card stock base (A) so that you can see your butterfly image through the heart. use a circle punch or your scissors to cut a half moon circle out of the top of the card stock base (A) so that your pink circle shows and can be used to make magic. Once you've tested to verify that your magic is working properly, seal the remaining edges of your card stock base (A) so that it is closed off and conceals the magic contained within.
Be prepared to WOW your recipient with this magical card made just for them!
I hope you love this Valentines Magic Card tutorial as much as i loved creating it!
- Melynda Whitwell