Etsy How Tuesday valentine tutorial

February 8, 2012

The sneak peek photo I posted last month? Was for this! Just in time for valentine, an Etsy how to tutorial on papercutting a special valentine card / keepsake, template included. How-Tuesday: Keepsake Papercut.

This tutorial was a challenge for me. First because it was the first time I've been asked to do one, and I was all over the place with what I could do. At the end I realized I needed to make it as simple and DIY-friendly as I can for readers. Then I had the challenge of taking pictures on a dark rainy week for this - which is why all the photos are filtered (aha, behind the scenes secret!) 

I love getting mail, but I love getting things I can put to use even more - so this card can also be a pretty great photo frame to pin on your notice board or fridge. The illustration itself might look like a lot of work, but it's pretty simple as far as my papercuts go. I happened to look at a lot of art nouveau book illustrations that week so I was in a romantic stage of knights and ladies. 

I hope you'll enjoy this tutorial and making a handmade card / present for your valentine, whatever awesome crafty idea you end up doing. Have a sweet valentine! 

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