OR.. you can stick to Hallmark cards, whatever! :P
Step 1: Gathering Supplies;
1. White Card & Envelope (I decided on a gold envelope)
2. 1 Sheet Gold embossed paper
3. Craft Glue
4. Ribbon (I've decided to use 2 different kinds) 3 x 10cm
6. Pattern border scissors (Pattern depends on your style)
7. Paper Cutter
8. 2 Red Buttons
9. 4 Red Fabric Crafting Hearts
12. 2 x A4 White and gold cardboard
13. Any addition accessories e.g; letter pendant, beads etc.
(A lot of these things I had laying around in my craft supply, so if you have scrap papers and crafting goods laying about, have fun with it)
Step 2: Cut:
Step 3: Glue;
The reason I like wrapping the embossed paper around the cardboard is to give it a raised pop up effect.
Once you have done that, you can glue the covered piece down onto the card.
Step 4: Frames:
When you have your set of squares, cut around the edges using your patterned scissors.
When you have worked out your perferred design, glue them down onto the embossed paper.
This is giving the card its 3rd layer.
Step 5: Hearts:
I glued small red buttons in the centre of my ribbons, not only for design purposes but to also hide my ribbon knots!
I've made 2 white ribbons with hearts on them in the top and bottom gold squares and a single red ribbon in the middle. I tied a gold letter pendant to the ribbon for an added personal touch.
Step 6: Inside:
Once cut to size, I went ahead and cut the edges with my patterned scissors. No reason why the inside shouldn't look as good as the outer.
I glued down the gold piece in the top left corner and the white on an angle.
To match the exterior of the card I added a single heart on the bottom corne.