Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card created with the Cupid Pop-Up Card by Dreaming Tree. The front of the card is certainly beautiful with its delicate patterned paper and intricate cut out allowing the Ruby Red card stock to show through, but wait until you see the inside! Just click on the card and it will take you to the gallery to see additional pictures.
Oh, what the heck I’ll show it to you now as I just can’t wait for you to see it! There are still more pictures in the gallery if you want to check them out.
Isn’t that Pop-Up fabulous? Talk about a WOW factor! And the heart alternates from gold to pink (or whatever colors you use) because of the way they created their cut file. While it may look complicated, it’s not difficult to make; especially because Dreaming Tree provides assembly videos with their cut files that show you what to do, step by step.
You can purchase this cut file individually at the link above, but you can purchase the I Love You Bundle at a discounted price; and wait until you see the rest of the files. In fact, you will see more this month on Connie Can Crop.
You can also try one of Dreaming Tree’s cut files free. That’s right, I said FREE! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, too. Here’s a link to that file (but they have other free files as well). This way you’ll be able to see, first hand, the quality of their files and the ease in which they go together. While you’re there, you can sign up for their newsletter and keep up with all the latest!
The tag with the greeting on the front of the card and the two inserts are not part of Dreaming Tree’s cut file, but were made using components from the file. I’m happy to share them with you if you purchase the card from Dreaming Tree. Just ask for it in the comments section and I’ll e-mail you your choice of a .studio file or a .pdf.
On the topic of love, I want to share a campaign with you called Love Letters, sponsored by DoSomething.org. The purpose of this campaign is to inspire young people to send valentines. Here’s what the site says:
“Getting older can be pretty lonely. In fact, as of 2012, 11.8 million American seniors live alone and face isolation due to location, disability, or language barriers.”
This campaign only runs through February 15th, so if you want to help out hurry and get your craft on! And if young folks sign up, they’ll be entered for a chance to win a $5000. scholarship. I’d call that a win-win and talk about the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get by brightening up the day of one of our seniors!
Another program shared by the talented and caring Jennifer McGuire called Lasting Hearts. Here is the link to her post which shares the story of Kimberly, who suffered the loss of her baby into an opportunity to help others enduring the same loss by writing a book and sharing it, free of charge. You can read all about it at that link I shared, but the bottom line is she would like to be able to give a handcrafted card with each book to parents who are dealing with a devastating loss.