Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hidden Message Valentine-Snoopy Mail

Hidden message heart  card... this could be the front or the back...depending on the direction of your patterned paper...I like the fold side for the next time I will cut the pattern upside down. (ahh the things you notice when you see the actual pictures LOL)

Fold in the sides to the center of the heart

fold down the top of the heart and then fold up the point and hold with a clip

 Open card

I have had this card bumping around inside my head for weeks, I just had to find time to figure it out!

I cut out the heart with my cricut cartridge, cutting the heart shape at 6 inches...but that means 6 inches high and about 7 inches wide. (still figuring out the sizing on these cricut cartridge things!)  I then folded in the sides to the center. Then fold the  top of the heart down and  the bottom section of the heart up to the top... and the point is held  with the fun little" clippy thingy"  This is hard to explain, but easier to understand if you look at the pictures above.

FYI: (To get the right folds and score lines, I cut a practice heart, figured out where I wanted my final scores and then scored on my Scor-Pal so that everything would be straight.)

For the image and sentiment piece on the inside, I just measured the inside square after I had  folded the heart. In this case it was roughly 3 x 2.  This little card just called for Snoopy to come out of his dog house don't you think? thing to take into consideration if you make this card...use double sided paper and depending on which side you want to be the might want to cut the design upside down. On this card the side that shows all the folds is upside down...(just noticed that) and the other side is right side up...take your pick. 

I would love to see your hidden message card should you make one too...leave me a message below!

FYI #2: 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge is on hiatus for a while. It may return at a later date.

Card details:


Stamps: By Definition (retired SU! background stamp),  be mine sentiment by SU!, Snoopy Mail by Stampabilities, Sentiments from Hero Arts Anytime Messages Set

Cardstock: Real Red, Pink and Rose Red, DP by imaginisce Fancy Hearts

Ink: Memento Black and Versamark Black for the sentiment, Regal Rose for the word background. Copics for the envelope.

Misc: Scor-Pal, Clip, Target ribbon, cricut, dimensionals for Snoopy, window word punch by SU!, silver cording

Finshed card size: 3 1/8 by 2 1/8

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Our Little Inspirations said...

What a cute little valentine and you're so clever to figure out how to create it :)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a super cute project, Sue. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'll have to give it a try.

Charlene said...

Cute, cute, cute...I'll try to play later.

theneon said...

Now aren't you just a little smartie! This is so clever -- I may have to plug in my Circut yet! Thanks for sharing.

Danni said...

This is so creative and cute!

Diane said...

Oh my this is adorable!!!

treesawardincrafts said...

Thanks for popping by to see me, I would have missed this lovely card of yours if you hadn't. I love your top tip to those in Australia (well it would be for the UK any way, as they are upside-down from us);0)

Larissa said...

Hi Sue! Are you a gwamma again yet?
Great idea! Love the hidden image. Such a clever idea.


Anonymous said...

Well Martha Stewart look out! :) What a great idea! I think I will hang on to this for next year - I know my granddaughers would love it for their class exchange. Doesn't it feel good when one of the ideas in your head actually comes to life?! Love it! hugz, Mary

StampnInkLady said...

This is Fabulous Sue! I am so proud of you! I don't have a Cricut, but do have some Green Sneakers templates for large hearts and a Scor-Pal, so may give this one a try! Great going! Hope Erin is coming along well! Hugs Lori

christina d said...

I love your card Sue! And big congrats Gramma!!

Neltine said...

that is a verrrry nice card. It is really a present for the one who recieves a card like this.
maybe I will make a card like this some time.


Sue said...

Clever idea, and turned out so cute. Kids would love this! I LOVE IT!

Elena said...

Wow! What a neat and creative project, Sue! Every kid would love it! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it!

Allison said...

Oh wow...that's awesome. Another winner!

Anja's weblog said...

That's beautiful Sue. Love the idea.


Carolyn King said...

Sue..this is just so adorable. love it.
Congrats on your beautiful new grandson!

Mian said...

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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