Make an Alexander Girard 'Heart' Valentine

Make an Alexander Girard 'Heart' Valentine

Show the mid-mod lover in your life how much you love them with my Girard-inspired Valentine! Here's what you'll need to make one:

  • black card stock and white card stock (my card is 4.25" x 5.5", when folded)
  • red light-weight card stock or construction paper
  • cutting mat
  • craft knife
  • scissors
  • adhesive of your choice

First, stick the red paper into your printer and then head on over to my Scribd page, where you'll find a backward Girard-esque heart. Why backward? It'll make sense in a sec.

Print out the heart onto your construction paper.


Using your mat and craft knife, cut out the 'love' part FIRST from the image. Don't forget the hole in the 'o'! (See why the heart is backward now? So the lines won't show on the font side!)


Cut out the heart with the scissors. (This will be quicker and easier than using the craft knife.)

With the help of a little adhesive, sandwich them all together as shown. You can use the 'love' you cut out for the inside of the card too!

Did I mention this Valentine would be the perfect accompaniment to a copy of Make It! Mid-Century Modern?????

created at: 2010/02/01

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