For this DIY Pop-Up you will need:
- Cardstock or heavy construction paper
- paper clip, or ballpoint pen that has run out of ink, or a knitting needle
- crayons, colored pencils, markers
Steps 1 and 2:
Right Click (control-click on Mac) on the link below to save the PDF templates to your computer. Be sure to choose “Save Link As” to select the PDF (not “Save Image As” which downloads the small thumbnail image). Print the PDF out at 100% size (no scaling) on a heavy paper, such as cardstock. Color all of your pieces with crayons or markers before scoring and cutting. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer, the file should open. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, you can download it here.
Use a ruler or a straight edge and a paper clip to score all the black dotted lines.
Next use scissors to cut out all the pieces along the black solid lines. (Do not cut the ‘inner’ hearts just yet).
Now take the heart piece and fold it away from you along the center dotted line. Do not unfold.
Next take your scissors and cut along the solid black lines.
Now fold the second heart towards you and away from you.
Next fold the third heart towards you and away from you.
Next fold the bottom part of the heart piece along the dotted line (Tabs A and B) towards you and away from you.
Unfold the heart piece.
Now push the second heart away from you as you start to fold the entire heart piece. Fold the entire heart piece completely. Unfold.
Next fold the third heart towards you as you start to fold the entire heart piece. Fold the entire heart piece completely. Unfold.
Now fold Tabs A and B towards you as you start to fold the entire heart away from you. Fold completely and unfold.
Take the card piece and fold it towards you along the dotted line. Fold completely and unfold.
Next put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue A Here’ grey shape.
Next take the heart piece and line Tab A with ‘Glue A Here’ grey shape. Make sure both center dotted lines line up. Press firmly and let dry.
Next put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue B Here’ grey shape.
Now line up Tab B with the ‘Glue B Here’ grey shape. Press firmly and let dry.
Next close the card completely and re-open it.
You’ve made your own Valentine’s pop up card!