Woven heart card

Hello there…this is my last valentines post! As you can see I’ve been weaving hearts. Remember the woven space invaders? Well, I have been meaning to weave a heart card for ages and I f-i-n-a-l-l-y got around to doing it!

Woven heart card

I used some graduated fluorescent paper (yes, ebay is my best friend!). You could try normal fluorescent strips, rainbow strips, gold strips…

woven heart

The how-to is below….and the templates, as usual, are at the foot of the post.

woven heart

FOR THE WOVEN HEART CARD YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Colored paper strips (5mm wide). Quilling strips work perfectly.
+ A4 paper for the card & envelope
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Something to score the paper
+ Craft knife and cutting mat
+ Sticky tape/glue
+ Printable templates (at the foot of the post)

HOW TO
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1. Print out the template for the card. I just used regular white printer paper but you can use any colour you want. Cut around the outside of the card and then, using a craft knife and ruler, cut along all the vertical slits.

2. Cut out 14 paper strips. They need to be 5mm wide.

3. Weave the paper strips into the slits to create your heart shape. You will need to put some sticky tape onto the end of each strip to hold it in position.

4. Trim the edges, then fold the bottom flap of the card over and glue into position.

5. Print out the template for the envelope. Cut, score and glue. You can even make some paper confetti from the leftover paper strips.

6. Ta-da! Job done.

TOP TIPS
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+ Once you have cut your slits, make sure that you work on the reverse side of the paper, so that the printed lines end up on the inside of the card.
+ When you have finished your card pop it under some heavy books to make it super-flat.

TEMPLATES
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+ Woven heart card
+ Envelope


 

 

27 Comments Leave yours

  1. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. absolutely LOVE this, will try first thing tomorrow morning! thanks :)

  3. Jenny #

    I love all your posts! Please continue posting your creative DIY! Happy Valentines!

    • Kate #

      Happy valentines to you too Jenny :)

  4. sarah #

    really beautiful. your blog is basically my favorite

    • Kate #

      Thanks Sarah ^_^

  5. So beautiful!!!!

  6. Deebi27 #

    OMG, I love this card…I have printed out and will hope I have suitable colors to make this card with…I know my sweet will love his card!

  7. Sweet! I will be making this for my husband. I made the pop-up card last year, and he loved it!

    • Kate #

      Yay…thanks Mary Jean

  8. Amazing – I love how perfect it looks and how it just *pops*, well done! I just recently discovered your blog and am in love already :)

  9. Carolyn #

    What a brilliant idea, so effective think even I could do tis one, thank you for your inspiration and for sharing x

  10. Beatrix Schalk #

    you ROCK! I can’t wait to put the homework off some more and make some cards for my sweet boys.

  11. This such a beautiful design, and I love weaving with children, so this is just right. I’m glad to have found your site!

  12. Loved the card… congratulations on your creativity! ^^

  13. this card is so amazing! all the best * julia

  14. I love it, thanks for your inspiration! Gracias

  15. Demi #

    Hey! :) I was just browsing for valentines card and I saw yours. I really love it! :) Now I got addicted to all your creations. :* Just dropped by to say that. =)) Can’t wait for your next post. Ciao! :))

  16. Wow! The Heart really looks amazing! I really love the idea. Very creative!

  17. Am always amazed at your inventiveness! Missed this project for Valentine’s…but can see how it can easily translate into any design for any season, holiday, occasion. Thanks!

  18. I love your version of a woven heart! I was actually in the process of creating a few for a blog I’m launching next month :) After making a few of my own, I stumbled across your tutorial and decided to add a highlight to one of mine. So cute! I’ll link to you when the time comes.

  19. Kat #

    Very cool! I’ve looked into getting A4 paper here in Toronto – not so simple, as it turns out. Just wondering if you’ve already encountered this with your Canadian readers – do they just cut legal paper to size? Thanks! Excited to get started on this project.

    • Kate #

      Hi Kat,

      What happens if you print it out onto your regular sized printer paper?

      Kate ^_^

  20. I love your card. It is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your tutorial

  21. Joey #

    For some silly reason, instead of visiting your site for some good, solid ideas, I made a card on my own and it was a horrific mess. But because I have put so much effort into it, I refuse to redo it and will still be giving it to my boyfriend tonight. LOL!

    I’ll just bookmark these for the next big occasion :D Thanks a million!

    • Kate #

      Hi Joey. Your comment made me laugh. I’m sure your effort will be greatly appreciated ^_^ (If my hubby ever actually made me a card I would be thrilled to bits – even if it was a horrific mess!) ^_^

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