Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Conversation Heart Circle Card

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Jan 28, 2014

Conversation Heart Circle Card

This Valentine card collapses flat. When the card is open the ribbons tie together to form the circle of hearts.

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conversation heart circle card

How to Make a Conversation Heart Circle Card
Download the heart sheet (PDF, Silhouette Studio, DXF).

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.

Print and cut twice to make four heart sets.

Cut two hearts from decorative paper using the cover pattern. This is for the front and back of the card.

conversation heart card

Score (shown as red lines on photo) each heart set between the hearts.

heart circle card

On one blue/green/purple group, score the center line of the blue heart.
On the other blue/green/purple group, score the center line of the green heart.

On one pink/orange/yellow group, score the center line of the yellow heart.
On the other pink/orange/yellow group, score the center line of the orange heart.

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Crease all score lines.

Construct the four pieces: spread glue on each white half heart (shown as green squiggle) and adhere each one under the heart next to it (blue or orange).

valentine circle card

Arrange the pieces back to back in the order shown below.

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Align the hearts carefully and use paperclips to hold them together after you glue them.

Starting with the heart set shown on the left side of the picture: glue the blue heart of the first set to the pink heart of the second. Glue the orange heart of the second set to the green heart of the third.

Glue the purple heart of the third set to the yellow heart of the fourth. Allow drying time.

Collapse the card flat.

conversation heart card

Cut two lengths of thin ribbon, each about 5" long.

Tape one ribbon to the front of the card, right where the curve of the heart starts. Tape another to the back, exactly under the first ribbon.

Cover the front and back of the card with hearts cut from decorative paper.

conversation heart card

Tie card shut.

conversation heart circle card

Tie ribbons together to hold the card open.

conversation heart card

Here's one by ARTGIRL.

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Stephanie said...

I will definitely have to try this! Love it.

CG said...

Fabulous idea! Thank you so much for the printable too. Best, CG

SNJ said...

Very appealing! Love, love, love the non-trad color story!

Carol P said...

The colors are matched pretty closely to the actual candy colors--I may have notched the "vivd" up just a tiny bit.

claude said...


Judy said...

Awesome project. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm hosting a link up party. Come on over and link up something

Stephanie said...

I tried it and loved it! here is the link to my version. http://onedailythought.blogspot.com/2014/01/heart-conversation-card.html

jane :) said...

This is fantastic!
I'm going to make one for each of my children this week :)