Saturday, January 28, 2012

Maori Valentine Cut Away Cards

Maori Valentine Cut Away Cards


A little different, this one.


Cut out the card pieces and fold as shown in the photo.


Position the pieces as shown. Add glue (on the back of the inpaper) near the center fold to keep the card together. Its nice if the inpaper is allowed to flap about a bit.

Download Maori Valentine Cutaway Card 

Wording
Me te arohanui...................With lots of love


Wording
Me toku aroha tino nui..............................With my love (lots of it)


:)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Maori Valentine Stand Up Hearts

Maori Valentine Stand Up Hearts

 Make these stand up Hearts for Valentine's Day! Use as decorations or cards... or both!


Wording

Me te arohanui..........................................With lots of love

Taku aroha nui ki a koe..............................My love for you is great (lots)

Me toku aroha tino nui ..............................With my love (lots and lots)

Me te aroha ..............................................With love


Cut out heart pieces and fold along the lines on the tab.


Glue the end of the tab to the back of the heart, about a third of the way down from the top. You'll need to bend the tab near the base  to help make the heart stand properly.

You can fold the base flat as shown in the picture above if you want to use as a card and send it away in the post.
Maori Valentine Stand Up Hearts 

...and for those who want to colour their own...
  
:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Maori Valentine Mini Postcards for Kids

Maori Valentine Mini Postcards for Kids




Maori Valentine Kids Cards – Boy Plain

Easy one for the kids, not too mushy or lovey-dovey, perfect to give to friends, family, teachers, coaches...(the list goes on). Give them out at school, Kohanga etc.

Maori Valentine Kids Cards – Boy 

 
A place to write who its to, who its from and a message on the back if you like. Some blank ones to colour for those kids who like to do so!



Maori Valentine Kids Cards – Girl Plain

Just cut, fill it out and give!

Maori Valentine Kids Cards – Girl

Wording 'te rĂ¡ aroha!' means 'the love day'... nearest thing I could figure to 'Valentine's Day'

:)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple Maori Valentine Pop Up Cards

In response to a message from Kotahitanga Maori Playgroup asking if anything was going to pop up for Valentine's Day... we have, first up.... Simple Maori Valentine Pop Ups.

The wording 'e ipo' means 'darling'



Cool wee simple pop up cards, easy to make.


Cut out the basic card.


Fold the piece in half.


Finish cutting around the heart. Because the piece can get flimsy and weak when handling it, I've found this is the best, easiest and quickest way to assemble. Dab glue on the back of the heart near the top, so the heart sticks together.


Fold the patterned base towards the heart. Glue the patterned base onto the plain base. Fold the plain base in half to hide the pop up.



The middle piece of the download is the card base. There was only room for one on the page...you'll need to cut two to make the cards on each download page. Just use the existing one as a template.


Download Maori Valentine Simple Pop Up – Purple

More Maori Valentine stuff coming up....stay tuned!

:)