Today, I followed a tutorial on MarthaStewart.com to make some cool origami valentine fold-out cards. This is a really nice design to make a cute and original card for your loved ones. I like that it is a bit different from a normal Valentine card and the unfolding of it for the recipient makes the experience a bit more mysterious as you can include step by step messaging. I made a couple of them as I was testing out this new method of making cards.
First, the challenge was the origami part of the card. I’m no origami expert, so it took me a few tries to figure out what Martha was talking about! After learning how to do the origami on a scrap piece of white paper, I used the test piece as a template for my final design. I tested various elements on the template and marked out the game plan for my actual origami valentine cards.
After finalizing my fold-out card design template, I proceeded with my decorative papers. I went ahead and cut out all the pieces and multiple copies for my fold-out cards. I actually wanted to use this card as a gift tags or gift cards along with some Valentine goodie baskets I made for some friends. Here you can see my final creations and multiple renditions of… I like to stir up the templates a bit, so every card is an original as well.
You should definitely check out the tutorial and make your own cards. Get Back To Paper today!