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3-D Valentine's Day Illustrated Cards

Source: Martha Stewart


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.



  • 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 train, snip flaps off envelopes, and tape envelopes to the flat beds.

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