LDS Kitchen Pop-up Card
This card was inspired by my neighbor and BFF, well I know she’s my BFF but who knows if I’m hers cause I’m always in debited to her. The most humble gal you’ll ever meet, she’s my hero! She can manage her home, have FHE every week, do scripture study at 6am w/ her whole fam of 5, make meals from scratch, iron 30+ men’s shirts a month, drop anything to help a neighbor, takes meals for peeps who need them without even asking first (she is in-tune), the list could go on forever. REALLY! Anyways, I’m sure we all have friends like her in fact I bet all of you do this too.
So as you all know this month’s message is about Strengthening Families and Homes, and this topic helps to remind me of all of the things I NEED to be doing to keep my family together forever. I’m not sure if you all knew this, but my parents divorced when I was 16 and although I have come to love the “new additions,” I don’t wish it upon anybody. Especially if you can “make-it-work.” Some of the ways I believe families “make-it-work” everyday, are outlined in this message; prayer, scripture study & Family Home Evenings. Those are just some of the basics, and yet some of the hardest ones to follow. Now, that I have a family of my own I can see how it must have been hard for my parents to have FHE, family prayer and scripture study. But we can’t give up yet, not so soon, we can’t give up our forever family because we wanted a little bit more sleep, or wanted to hang out with some friends, a little league game, watch a TV show, or the many other things that can distract me from my ultimate goal.
Anyway, I designed this Pop-up Kitchen Card because I bet we all feel like we live in the kitchen. LOL at least I do and I don’t even make things from scratch or have dinner ready every day. But it is perfect for mailing, and I know how much we all love that, so there is no excuse for me not to at least make a contact. My friend has her FHE board in the Kitchen (great reminder area!) so I added one in the card. I love to listen to the scriptures while I’m washing the dishes so I added the scriptures on the counter. And then of course I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cookies so that’s my immediate “reward” for doing what I’m supposed to be doing, but we know that in the end I’ll be rewarded by getting to keep my family forever. BTW I know it looks more like a baker’s kitchen than one who cooks meals, but these graphics from Lettering Delights were just too cute to pass up.
Quote I used on the Rug is from Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.
“Scriptures, family home evening, and family prayer will strengthen families. We need to take every opportunity to strengthen families and support one another to stay on the right path.” 1
Scripture I used on the oven door is D&C 93:40
But I have commanded you to bring up your children in light and truth.
Note: The kitchen also has a little title that says “sweet nothings,” it’s not meant to say that we’re not doing anything, but I was more trying to say that from small and simple things we can help our families stay together. Less stressful but more fun that way. Enjoy!
Download VT Printable Sheet:
Instructions: (this is actually pretty fast! probably 5 min.)
- Save the file to your desktop.
- Print @ home, a friends house, upload it to your favorite Office Printing place to print.
- Print in Color on white Cardstock (I did use regular paper for the sample in the pictures because I didn’t want to pay a lot for my color copies and it did seem to be okay, but think that cardstock would be less flimsy.)
- Trim off all the white around the edges of the kitchen. (You should have 2 each being 3.75″ x 8″
- Fold in half. (mountain fold)
- Make 2 folds 2″ from the half mark in the opposite direction of the 1st fold. (valley fold)
- Cut a piece of cardstock 11″x4.25″ to be the outside of the card and fold in half.
- OPTIONAL: Add eyelets or brads or anything else you want to add your special touch to it, or just lease it as-is.
- Adhere only the “wall” side and the”floor w/ rug” side to the inside of the folded card. Providing at least 0.25″ – 0.35″ of a mat or margin on all sides.
- Fold card and unfold it to see it POP!
- As for the outside of the card, you can either add a stamp, add a sticker and ribbon, type something out or just leave it blank. Honestly I totally forgot about the outside of the card but I am sure you ladies can make it look cute without my help.
- Insert it into the envelope and mail it. OR use it as a prop while Visiting Teaching.
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