Fishy Valentine

Create this whimsical fishy Valentine using non-traditional valentine products. It's a card that will be remembered!
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Step 1


  • Engraved Garden Ephemera Pack
  • Scalloped Teardrop Punch Around The Page
  • Scoring board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Permanent tape runner
  • Foam adhesive
  • Metallic Gold Writer

See the Supply List for items you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Cardstock - teal/blue pattern, light teal solid
  • Computer generated message
  • Distressing ink - teal

Step 2

Using the paper trimmer, cut a piece of your patterned paper to 6" x 5". This will become the card base. Punch each corner of the card base to create those decorative elements.

Step 3

Glide the teal ink pad over the edges of the card base to give a worn appearance.

Step 4

Select icons from the Engraved Gardens ephemera pack. This card used the fish and blue heart.

Step 5

Create a Valentine greeting to fit within a 4" wide by 1/2" high trim size and print it onto the light teal solid cardstock. Trim the greeting to this size and attach it where shown with the tape runner. Draw a rough outline around the greeting with the gold metallic pen.

Step 6
Step 6

Adhere the icons to the card base using adhesive dots. Turn the card base over.

Step 7

The card’s message will appear in a mini-card on the back. To create the mini-card, cut a piece of your patterned paper to 8" x 3 1/2". Place the piece on your scoring board and create two score marks at 2" and 6". Fold to create the gate-fold mini card.

Step 8

Create a message for the inside of the mini-card on your computer to fit into a trimmed size of 3 1/2" x 3". Print it onto the light teal cardstock and trim to this size.

Step 9

Adhere the message inside the mini-card with the tape runner, then adhere the mini-card to the card base.

Step 10

Select a final icon from the ephemera pack. Attach it to the mini-card with an adhesive dot to hold the mini-card closed.

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