Marriage is the best thing in my life. When we openly and privately express our love for each other it only serves to strengthen our relationships. When I am actively thinking of ways to tell my husband how much I love him, it makes me love him more. I realize how happy he makes me and I appreciate everything about him. I see things and think, "How can I use that object to tell him I love him?" This makes me think of him all the time. It makes our marriage stronger and it makes us both happier.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pop Ups

I'm a big fan of Pop Up books. Particularly Robert Sabuda and David Carter. So, naturally when I found patterns to make my own pop up cards, I got a little excited. Pop up cards can be a little tricky. So I suggest you start with the ones on Robert Sabuda's web site. He has a lot and they are pretty easy. You can even do them with kids. You can do them with paper, scissors, glue and maybe crayons or markers to color them. There are more intricate designs here. They are a lot more difficult but worth the effort. They are not designed with kids in mind. You need an exacto knife and some sort of mat to cut on. They are printed on the wrong side of a piece of cardstock so you work from the back. You fold them one way on the dotted lines and the other way on the dashed lines and you cut on the solid lines. I found that they are easier to work with if you enlarge them before you make them. I think they look better, too. You can color them also if you prefer. Then mount them on a contrasting color of cardstock and include a message. You can really WOW someone you love!


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  2. The Marivi site is terrific.

    I have collected many of my valentine cards (including several pop ups) here:

  3. Wow! This is really the LOVE blog! So cute!!! I'm a big fan of hearts, so I love seeing all of your cute ways to incorporate them. I made this Be My Valetine card once!!! It was a pain, but it did turn out cute!


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