Heart Pop-Up Valentine

    Posted by  ·  February 5, 2007

    My son wants to have some friends over to decorate some cookies for Valentine’s day. I was trying to figure out something crafty to go along with the cookie decorating so we will also decorate some cards. Here goes the very basic how to. I will leave the embellishment with glitter, stamps, stickers, ribbon and doilies to you and the boys. However, I will warn you that this little party has very little to do with crafts and decorating but rather the FOOD —they are 10. I will show you the final results later but if they look too crafty—like they really enjoyed this, I will have to block out their heads because they would not want anyone to know that they still like crafts. If they don’t turn out we will know what I suspected all along was true — it is all about the food!

    You will need regular weight copy paper and card-stock to make these cards. First fold the regular weight copy paper in half.

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    Cut out a space 2 1/2 inches over and 2 inches down from the upper right corner.

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    Fold the left edge over as shown in the picture.

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    Cut the top part away as shown. You might want to practice on scrap paper until you get the heart shape you are happy with.

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    Fold the heart to the center.

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    Cut two inches off of the long side of a piece of card-stock. Fold the larger piece in half.

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    Place your heart card into the card-stock and glue everything but the heart shape.

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    Decorate the front

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    Decorate the inside. When you open the card the heart pops up.

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    More crafty Valentine Ideas can be found here.

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    1. beth
      Monday, February 5th, 2007
      another great idea and your write-up makes it sound so easy!! very cute! thanks for sharing.
    2. Dad
      Monday, February 5th, 2007
      I think the boys are still interested in the crafts..... I want to attend because, 1. I want to know which boy is making a valentine for which girl 2. I need to make my Valentine a valentine ( I love u Cindy) and 3. the FOOD!!!!
    3. Mary Z
      Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
      Charming! I can't wait to see what they come up with. We spent a large part of Sunday decorating and signing valentines for the class- but your are better! :) MKZ
    4. Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
      So cute! Thanks for sharing this. My two year old and I are going to make some for her daddy and grandparents! Your ideas and tutorials are so great.
    5. Friday, February 9th, 2007
      I always wondered how to do this!
    6. Valerie
      Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
      That's very cool! Simple and all nice~
    7. WinxGirl808
      Friday, June 17th, 2011
      That card is so uniqe and simple! It's perfect for any occasion.
    8. Monday, February 4th, 2013
      i fo not get it !!!!!!!
    9. WAZ UP
      Saturday, February 9th, 2013
      NEEDS MORE PAZAZZ!
    10. Roni G.
      Monday, April 29th, 2013
      Thank you for the great idea! I used it as a template for birthday card and made a cake instead of a heart.