This is a fun card to make and to give as it is filled with candy and can be used afterwards for saving little treasures.
To Make this Card You will Need:
- 3 Matchboxes (just the box part) made from the Matchbox Template (below)
- Valentines Heart clear stamps or a heart template
- Glue, glue dots or dimensional foam
To Make this Card:
- Cut out and assemble your matchbox bases.
- Place the 3 matchboxes side by side and measure the length. Add 1/2″ to the length and 1/4″ to the width of your card as pictured in the diagram to the right We will call this the BASE.
- Next you have to allow for the SPINE of your card. This will be the height of you matchboxes.
- Now with the measurements you have taken, cut your cardstock to measure the width of 2 bases plus the spine BY the lenth of your base as shown in the diagram to the right.
- Fold your card carefully on either side of the spine.
- Secure the matchboxes in place and cut a strip of colored cardstock to a width that is the same as the height of your matchboxes. Glue it on around the perimiter of the three matchboxes to cover the joins. This also helps hold the card together more securely.
- Next decorate the top of your card. In the example pictured above, we have cut out a heart from deep red cardstock and then covered it with a white mesh. The heart is embellished with a red ribbon bow and some rhinestones.
- The background has been stamped with an XOXO border and inked on the edges with red pigment ink.
- Secure the background to the top of the card and fix the heart over it with pop out dots or 3-d foam. Finish the card by securing a ribbon around the center of the card making sure to leave the ends long enough to tie into a bow.
- Fill the matchboxes with kisses, candy hearts or any other Valentines candy of your choice, tie the ribbon securely around the card and you are ready to present it to a special person in your life. A sentiment or saying may be included on the inside of the card above the boxes if you wish.
You may print this template any size – as long as you keep the proportions, the pattern will fit together as it should.