January Virtual Crop: Challenge 3

This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend!  Here in Minnesota we are having some unseasonably WARM weather (we are NOT complaining). But, it means that we are longing for Spring–which we know is realistically a few months away. Before we can think about spring, we need to think about Valentine’s Day!  What do you think of when you hear that holiday mentioned?


That is what I think about.  Hearts can have so much meaning, and purpose.

Let’s talk about Hearts!  Origami Hearts are simple, adorable, and functional.  They also add color, and design to any simple page layout.

Challenge #3:  Create a layout, two-page spread, card or border using Origami Hearts. Post a photo of your project to the Facebook Event before 3:00pm CST to qualify for the prize for this challenge.

Please use hashtag:  #CMVirtualCrop


There are so many ways to create Origami Hearts—we will show you a couple, and then you can decide which technique you would like to try.

Here is some inspiration for this challenge:

Melissa used this video to create her hearts:


Cards created by Melissa Ullmann- US Home Office

To create this card, you will need:

Denim Paper Pack  US CAN

Denim Embellishments  US CAN

Cloud Cardstock  US CAN

CCS-Circles  US CAN

Foam Squares  US CAN

12″ Straight Trimmer  US CAN

Tape Runner  US CAN

Cut a piece of Cloud Cardstock to measure 11″ x 5-1/2″.  Fold in half.

Cut a piece of the dark denim paper to measure 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Cut a piece of the white patterned paper to measure 5″ x 5″.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Cut four pieces of patterned papers to measure 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Using these pieces, create the origami hearts using the video above.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Cut a circle using the CCS-circles.  Adhere to the center of the origami hearts.

Adhere the embellishments to the center of the circles.


Cut a piece of paper to measure 1-1/2″x 1-1/2″.  Cut in half diagonally.  Adhere to the corners of the card.

Kelly used these videos as a guide to create her hearts:


Borders created by Kelly Batten – Australia Home Office

To create these borders, you will need:

Christmas Past Paper Pack  US CAN

Cranberry Cardstock  US CAN

Gold Metallic Cardstock  US CAN

Border Maker System & Heart Chain Cartridge  US CAN

Garden Vine Border Punch US CAN

12″ Straight Trimmer  US CAN

Scissors US CAN

Tape Runner with Repositionable Tape Refill US CAN

Red & Gold Border:

Trim a red sheet of Christmas Past Paper to 6 inch squares. Follow the Letter Fold Heart instructions in the video above to create 3 hearts. Adhere the hearts to your page in line vertically. (You can choose which side of the heart to show.)

Trim a 2 inch wide strip of Cranberry and Gold cardstock, and using scissors, cut a V at the centre of the strip. Adhere the strips with the V shape beneath the hearts and the point shape above the hearts, overlapping the cardstock colours as shown. Trim excess cardstock at the top and bottom of the page.

Create small hearts from the Heart Chain Cartridge on Gold cardstock and adhere these as shown on the border.

Garden Vine Hearts Border:

Trim various polka dot sheets of Christmas Past Paper to 4 inch squares. Follow the Easy Origami Heart instructions in the video above to create 4 hearts.

Trim the green paid & striped borders from the Christmas Past border design paper. Adhere to your page and add the hearts on top as shown.

Punch a Garden Vine border from the light polka dot paper and using the Repositionable Tape, adhere onto the hearts border.

As a way to say THANK YOU for joining us today, we would like to offer you a special deal, that only you can take advantage of for attending the Virtual Crop.  Spend $25, and get $10 off.  You will need to enter the code JanCrop10.  Don’t forget to add this in the coupon code, as we will not be able to go back and alter any orders.  Valid today only between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm CST.

 Happy Shopping!

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