Sunday Cardmaking: Making a Valentine that Hides a Sweet Surprise

Have you ever wanted to hide a sweet surprise in a Valentine card?

Sweet Surprise Card by Allie Gower

This is a standard Easel Card Valentine with a sweet surprise.

If you’ve never created an Easel Card, here is a very easy tutorial. On my Valentine, I’ve made the size a little larger – the card is 6×6.

The sweet surprise is that in the bottom half of this Valentine, I’ve wrapped a Hershey Bar.

I added a panel of black cardstock, and scored it to make a little sleeve for the candy bar. I didn’t glue it, so the card doesn’t have to be destroyed to enjoy the candy. Apparently, no one wants to rip up the card to get to the goods! Nothing stops me from getting to chocolate.

Hershey Valentine

Sometimes people ask about the buttons and other dimensional items, and if it makes the cards hard to mail, or expensive.

Once you get a certain size, you’re paying a premium anyway, so I just pop my cards in a bubble mailer or a small box, and grin and bear the cost of mailing. My only other option is to hand deliver, which I love to do! I don’t want to hold back on my creativity – so I say layer it on, and on, and on.

Buttons Galore and More Supplies Used to Create this Valentine:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Mini Glue Dots

Beacon’s 3-in-1 Glue

Additional Supplies Used to Create this Valentine:

Paper – Authentique

Stamps – Gina K Designs

Ink – Close to My Heart

Dies – Spellbinders

Bling – Want2Scrap

Thanks for checking out my Valentine.

If you have any questions, just leave me a comment below.

I’d like to send this card to someone! Leave a comment here, and PIN the photo for a chance to win.

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15 Responses to Sunday Cardmaking: Making a Valentine that Hides a Sweet Surprise

  1. Lou February 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM #

    What a sweet surprise.

  2. MaryLouH February 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM #

    There are rolled pieces on the bottom of the card front. Are they really rolled pieces of paper or are they some other type of embellishment. I guess they match the depth of the candy bar when the card is folded. The card is really pretty. Good idea for the candy bar. Going to have to try that one. Thanks.

  3. Anniebee February 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    What a lovely Valentine card and the hidden chocolate bar is a fantastic idea! I like that this could be used for a man as well as a woman, though the Hershey bar is definitely a girl thing! LOL The strawberry buttons are adorable too. Great job, Allie!

  4. yanza February 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM #

    Que tarjeta tan hermosa, parace de chocolate, felicidades por tu hermoso proyecto
    te mando un abrazo desde Colombia

  5. Lina Paola NiƱo February 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM #

    Que lindo trabajo, y esas fresas hummm se ven como de verdad… Felicitaciones. Hermoso lo que haces

  6. doreivy Mendez February 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM #

    Realmente un trabajo muy hermoso y lleno de mucha creatividad! FELICITACIONES!!! me encanto !

  7. Mai Larsen February 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

    You did an awesome job on the easel card, I really love the colors and all the extra details you put into it.

  8. Marianela Guevara February 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

    A great way to keep the candy! Very creative, beautiful colors and great idea! thanks for sharing

  9. Lisa Hunt February 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

    What a cute card!! Would have never thought to hide a candy bar in the bottom like that. Very, very creative. And LOVE the buttons!! Will be adding this to my blog page as well as to my Pinterest page.

    Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

  10. terriavidreader February 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    Ohhh, how pretty! Love the card, and the chance to win it too! Thanks!! I have blog candy up for a few more days, come join in!

  11. MariLynn February 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM #

    What a cute idea to use the candy bar at the bottom of the easel. So creative!

  12. Catherine Etter February 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM #

    Simply could not be any cuter!!!!!!!! Happy Valentines day to you as well!!!!!!!

  13. Kay Wallace February 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM #

    Super *sweet* easel card, Allie! Such a clever idea. You are quite the artist!

  14. Vilma February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM #

    Con lo que me gusta el chocolate

  15. Vilma February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM #

    Muy linda, so cute!!!

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