Arguably the most romantic day of the year is upon us and with it, all the questions of what to do and what to give. I’m a big romantic, but not usually the biggest fan of cards with bright red hearts. However, there are times when it’s great to go with what is expected and this is one of them. Yes, Valentine’s Day can feel just a little cheesy at times, but maybe that’s one of the great things about it. To be able to unashamedly indulge in everything that goes with it.

Bring on the champagne, the chocolates, the roses and join in the celebrations. And, to make it even more special, I thought a handmade card would be great.

Something you’ve put a little work into and which shows more than a shop-bought card just how much you care about the other person. So, if you would like to know how to make this pop up card, read on.

 

here's what you'll need...

  • 2 x white A4 card
  • 3 x red A5 card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Superglue (the fact that you only need tiny amounts but it glues extremely well means that your paper won’t warp)
  • Gold or silver pen for writing

Valentines Pop Up Card What You Need

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Valentines Card Post 3

 

 

Valentines Card Post 4

here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Fold one of the white A4 cards in half. Draw half of a heart on the card with the middle of the heart ending on the fold – this will ensure that the heart is symmetrical. Keeping the card folded, cut out the heart. This is now your template.

    Valentines Card Step 4

  • 2

    Using your template, now draw a heart on each of the 3 red cards and cut out. Next fold all 3 hearts into half and on 2 of them fold one edge towards the middle crease so that it’s quartered.

    Valentines Card Step 5

  • 3

    Fold the second white card into half and align the 2 hearts with the extra folds in the middle. This needs to be in such a way that the halves with the quarter parts are sticking up and nearly touch. Stick down with the superglue.

    Valentines Card Step 6

  • 4

    Write your message on the third heart.

    Valentines Card Step 7

  • 5

    Bring up the two quarters of the hearts stuck to the card and apply some glue to the quarters that are now parallel to the card. Stick the third heart on top aligning the middle (crease) with the part where the two quarters meet.

    Valentines Card Step 8

    Now you can simply fold the card together and the heart will pop out at your loved one when opened!

    I hope you like this little idea and it will inspire you to give an extra-special handmade gift to The One.

    Happy Valentine’s Day xo

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By Carole Poirot on 11.02.14

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