Retro Valentine's Day Card


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Introduction: Retro Valentine's Day Card

My name is Calvin and I love to create things. I also enjoy filming and editing movies, playing g...

This is a cool retro Valentine's Day Card. It features pixel heart cut outs that turn red as you open the card. It is super easy to make and fun to give. Enjoy!!!

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Step 1: Supplies

For this retro Valentine's Day card you will need:

A sheet of red paper

2 sheets of white card stock

A printer

Scissors

Clear packing tape

An X-ACTO knife

Step 2: Cutting

Start off by printing the PDF in this step on a sheet of white card stock. After you have printed it out, you will then need to cut out both parts of the card. You should now have a pink piece (the front of the card) and a white piece that says "Happy Valentine's Day!" (the inside of the card). Trace the outline of the pink piece onto your red sheet of paper. Once you have it outlined to the correct size, you then need to cut it out of the red sheet of paper. Now you should have 3 pieces of paper: the front of the card, the inside of the card, and the back of the card (the red piece).

Next, you will need to use an X-ACTO knife to carefully cut out the pixel hearts from the front of the card. Be sure to remove the red part of the heart; leave the black outline.

Step 3: Assembling

Place some clear packing tape perpendicular to the 3 sides of the card (top, bottom, and left edges). Fold half on the front and the other half on the back, creating an envelope. Next, cut out a small square (approx. 1 in. by 1 in.) from the right side of the card. The cut should be centered. Be sure to cut through both pieces of the card; the front and back.

Step 4: Finishing

Lastly, draw an arrow on the card (where it will show through the square you cut out last step), and if you would like, you can add a custom Valentine's Day message. That's it! All that is left is inserting the card back into the envelope and giving it to your Valentine.

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23 Discussions

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H2Omediot
H2Omediot

3 years ago

should I feel bad that i'm doing this for mothers day?

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InstructaIvy
InstructaIvy

3 years ago

brilliant I'm doing it! :D

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SteveMann
SteveMann

4 years ago

Very nice to see you're having fun with pixel resolutions, variation, etc..

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Burton31
Burton31

5 years ago

For some reason the pdf isn't giving an option to print it. Anyone know what could be the problem?

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wattbrad1
wattbrad1

5 years ago

Making this right meow!

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AD3_S11
AD3_S11

5 years ago

Aww! This is so KAWAII! X3 congrats on being a finalist!

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WRN
WRN

5 years ago

How nice is that idea.. congrats... keep a dependable job

I might have missed this one, but this card so cool :). Congratulations!! on being a finalist. :)

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lilly2004
lilly2004

5 years ago

This is so beautiful

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Aleena12
Aleena12

6 years ago on Introduction

this is very nice and informative how to use old things in new way and new style i really like these kinds of things how to used things that are unused very nice websites on the nice tips www.indiantve.com

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bsuch
bsuch

6 years ago

hell yer. brilliant! just need,a recipient now :/