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Jan 28, 2014

Conversation Heart Circle Card

This Valentine card collapses flat. When the card is open the ribbons tie together to form the circle of hearts.
heart circle card
conversation heart circle card
How to Make a Conversation Heart Circle Card

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Download the heart sheet (PDF, Silhouette Studio, DXF). Print and cut twice to make four heart sets.
Cut two hearts from decorative paper using the cover pattern. This is for the front and back of the card.
conversation heart card
Score (shown as red lines on photo) each heart set between the hearts.
heart circle card
On one blue/green/purple set score the center line of the blue heart. On the other score the center line of the green heart.
On the pink/orange/yellow sets score the center line of the yellow heart. On the other score the center line of the orange heart.
heart circle card
Crease all score lines.
Construct the four pieces: spread glue on each white half heart (shown as green squiggle) and adhere each one under the heart next to it (blue or orange).
valentine circle card
Arrange the pieces back to back in the order shown below.
heart circle card
Align the hearts carefully and use paperclips to hold them together after you glue them.
Starting with the heart set shown on the left side of the picture: glue the blue heart of the first set to the pink heart of the second. Glue the orange heart of the second set to the green heart of the third. Glue the purple heart of the third set to the yellow heart of the fourth. Allow drying time.
Collapse the card flat.
conversation heart card
Cut two lengths of thin ribbon, each about 5" long.
Tape one ribbon to the front of the card, right where the curve of the heart starts. Tape another to the back, exactly under the first ribbon.
Cover the front and back of the card with hearts cut from decorative paper.
conversation heart card
Tie card shut.
conversation heart circle card
Tie ribbons together to hold the card open.
conversation heart card


Here's one by ARTGIRL.

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I will definitely have to try this! Love it.

CG said...

Fabulous idea! Thank you so much for the printable too. Best, CG

SNJ said...

Very appealing! Love, love, love the non-trad color story!

Carol P said...

The colors are matched pretty closely to the actual candy colors--I may have notched the "vivd" up just a tiny bit.

claude said...

lightly

Judy said...

Awesome project. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm hosting a link up party. Come on over and link up something

Stephanie said...

I tried it and loved it! here is the link to my version. http://onedailythought.blogspot.com/2014/01/heart-conversation-card.html

jane :) said...

This is fantastic!
I'm going to make one for each of my children this week :)