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Create your own Valentine's Day photo card

  1. Read time: 4 minutes
  2. Written by: Louise Brown
Valentine's Day is under a month away, so it's the perfect time to start crafting your own Valentine's Day card for your loved one! 
This year, why not go one step further and create a photo card that perfectly encapsulates your love?

Follow our step-by-step guide below to create your own. 


You will need:

- 1pc White Multi-purpose Cardstock - size A3 (11.7 x 16.5)
- 1pc White Multi-purpose Cardstock - size 4.5” x 5.5” 
- Gold Mirrored Cardstock
- Your photo of choice measuring 2.5” x 3.5”
- Heavyweight Acetate - size A5 (5.82 x 8.26)
- Foam Pads
- Collall 100ml Tacky Glue
- Spectrum Noir Harmony Opaque Pigment Inkpad - Chinese Red
- Crafter's Companion - Red Liner Double Sided Tape

Getting started:

1. Cut your A3 white cardstock down to 16” x 8”, and score it in half to create an 8” square card.

2. Cut your gold mirror card down to 7 7/8” square and your patterned paper down to 7 3/4” square.

3. Cut another piece of white card to 4.5” x 5.5”, another gold mirror piece measuring 4 3/8” x 5 3/8” and a piece patterned paper measuring 4 1/4” x 5 1/4”


4. Mat and layer up your large piece with the fold of the card at the top and the mat and layer the small pieces and put the 2 pieces to one side.

5. Take some gold mirror card and the Amore Nesting Die. Run through your Gemini Die Cutting Machine.

6. Repeat this with some white card as well. Glue these to piece together with the gold on top and the white as a subtle drop shadow


7. Take some more gold mirror card and the Sequin Die and run through the Gemini.

8. Cut out a small piece of acetate measuring 2.5” x 3.5.” Run some Red Liner Tape along the back of the nesting die and secure the acetate to the back. Add strips of foam pads along all edges ensuring there are no gaps.

9. Take your photo and glue it onto the centre of the front of your smaller card piece from step 3.

10. Take your sequins, and place around half in the centre of the photo. Make sure they all have the gold facing upwards and they are nowhere near the edge of the photo as they will get trapped if they are.

11. Line up your nesting die with the acetate with the photo on and stick it down. Press around all the foam pads to ensure it is secure.

12. Take your card piece, place some foam pads on the back and then attach it to the centre of your large card blank.

13. Take the Scattered Corners Love Heart Die and die cut this out of both gold mirror and white card. With the gold card on top glue them together using the white as a drop shadow.

14. Repeat this process once more leaving you with 2 corners.

15. Take the 'Love' sentiment stamp, and using the Rock-a-Block and ink pad, stamp this onto white card. Line up the matching die for the sentiment stamp and run this through your Gemini Die Cutting Machine until you're left with a die-cut sentiment.

16. Take the corner die-cut pieces and glue them down on opposite corners. Take the sentiment, attach some foam pads to the back and the attach on top left corner.

17. Take some of the remaining sequin pieces and randomly dot these around the background with glue to add some shine.


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