Heart Pop-Up Valentine

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.


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


Fold the left edge over as shown in the picture.


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.


Fold the heart to the center.


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


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


Decorate the front


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



12 Responses to “Heart Pop-Up Valentine”

  1. beth Says:

    another great idea and your write-up makes it sound so easy!! very cute! thanks for sharing.

  2. Dad Says:

    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 Says:

    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. Alisha Says:

    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. jennifer w. Says:

    I always wondered how to do this!

  6. Valerie Says:

    That’s very cool! Simple and all nice~

  7. Shawn Says:

    This is quite nice but is confusing to my brain-lil 🙂

  8. Kaydee Chamberlain Says:

    The directions are clear, and as you make your card, understanding finally becomes more clear. We made our with a room full of elderly women. It was a lot of fun. KD

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  12. Esperanza Jimenez Says:

    Loved it!

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