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3-D Valentine's Day Garland Card

Source: Martha Stewart


These cards require cutting along a fold, or making doubles to sandwich cord between.

If planning to mail the card, measure the envelope first and size the card accordingly (usually about 1/4 inch smaller all around). For the cleanest results, cut the paper with a craft knife on a self-healing mat (cut straight lines along a ruler). Some cards need the additional backing to conceal cuts or add weight; create a border by cutting the back piece slightly larger than the base, and layer patterned and solid papers.

Try the Popup Heart Card, Popup Proposal Card, 3-D Accordian Card, and 3-D Illustrated Card.

Resources: Essentials paper pad, 12" by 12", in Neutral, by Martha Stewart Crafts; from Wood-grain paper, 20" by 26", in Pickled Maple; Fine metallic twist cord (#00329), 3mm, in Gold; organdy ribbon (02103001), in White, 3mm;


  • Card stock, scrapbook paper, and envelopes

  • Pens and pencils

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Craft knife

  • Self-healing cutting mat

  • Double-sided tape

  • Hole punch

  • Bone folder


  1. For lovebirds, position template so that the beak’s point is right at the paper’s folded edge.

  2. For heart lock, cut 2 lock bases, 1 lock front, and 2 keys. Sandwich the cord’s ends between the duplicates, and secure with double-sided tape.

  3. For airplane, cut 2 fuselages and 6 heart clouds. Sandwich ribbon between the duplicates, and tape.

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