Pop-Up-Heart Trader Joe's Valentine Card
I made this Valentine for a friend of mine who tragically *dramatic pause* lives in a Trader Joe-less part of the country. **Cue inspirational music** A part of our great nation where grocers don't wear Hawaiian shirts and two-buck-chuck is a story heard only in fairy tales. I hope to, within my lifetime, see a world where everyone can get fat free black bean dip and Orangeboom regardless of their geographical location! Where Oklahoma and Arkansas can share not just a border, but a love for free samples! Can I get an amen?!
For this project you will need:
Step 3: Fold both halves in half again to create a card shape.
Step 4: With paper folded in half, draw the outline of 2 hearts on one of the pieces of paper. The outer heart should leave a space at the farthest edge connected to the paper. Leave about 1/2" connected.
Cut outer heart (leaving 1/2" connector!) and fold back.
Then cut the inner heart out entirely.
Leaving you with this cute pop-out-heart card.
Step 5: Cut the side out of a T.J.'s bag (this is technically upcycling) and place your card over it to frame your image.
(I decided on the wine bottle with a trace of the "traderjoes.com" visable just in case my recipient a. doesn't realize what the background is or b. doesn't check my blog. In either case, she's kind of a jerk.)
Add the other half of the cardstock to the back of the card to make it pretty.
Write your message and you're done!