Say I Love You with this Heart Circle Card

This gatefold I love you heart circle card is great to tell that special someone how much you love them.  And if that isn’t enough, I added some roses on the inside.  It is truly unique! I have done other circle cards.  See one of them here

This heart circle card can be used for Valentines Day, Anniversary or Just Because (Aren’t those the best?)  It fits in an A6 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Choosing the Paper

I chose pink patterned paper, but it could be done in any color or patterned paper.  The paper can be one or two sided.  The light green pieces are cut from vellum.  And the vellum can be any color.  I chose a red pen but gold would look nice too.  As long as it shows up on the paper.  I found a lovely vellum patterned paper that works beautifully!  I wish I knew where I got it from.

Cutting the Gatefold Heart Circle I Love You Card

Start by cutting the vellum.  When cutting it on the Cricut, make sure that it is sealed tight to the mat.  Vellum can be difficult to cut.   Any air bubbles or slightly less sticky spots will cause the vellum to rip.  I usually squeegee the vellum to the mat to push out any air bubbles.

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  The font used in this project is called Againts by Petterco and is available at Creative Fabrica.

The heart circle is very thin.  Be careful removing it from the mat.Heart Circle I Love You 

Assembling the Gatefold Heart Circle I Love You Card

First re-crease the folds on both base cards.  Be very careful because they are close to the edge of the gate cuts.

Glue the vellum to the inside of either base. Put the glue on the lattice side so no glue gets on the vellum where the holes are.  Art Glitter glue dries clear but on vellum the smears show a little, so don’t add too much.  Make sure the two layers of paper line up properly.  You want to be careful to match up the patterns and the fold lines when you glue them together.  Then glue the second layer like you did the first, making a vellum sandwich.  

Then you want to assemble the rose vases.  This is pretty straight forward.  Attach them to the inside of the card.  The heart circle is attached to the left side of the front only.  If you glue it to both sides the card won’t open.

And you’re Gatefold I Love You Heart Circle Card is done. And it fits into an A6 envelope.


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