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Valentine’s Day is approaching and it will be here sooner than we think! I’m doing super fun series this year: 14 Days of Valentine’s Freebies. That’s right, starting today, I’m posting for 14 days straight, offering you free resources like printable cards, printable school valentines, and fun activity ideas and crafts for you and your kiddos to work on together!
I’m starting off this series with this really unique and adorable Valentine’s Pop-Up Heart Card!
First, you’ll need to print this card on cardstock rather than paper to give it the “pop!” that it deserves, but which kind of cardstock should you use? You can print this card on patterned cardstock, colored cardstock, or how about even this gorgeous rose gold option? I used white cardstock and decided to add color with a splash of watercolor paints, but you could easily color it in with colored pencils. The possibilities are endless with this free template that I made for you, so let your creativity shine!
-Printer (I use this one)
–Exacto Knife or Retractable Knife (I used a retractable, but an Exacto is more precise! I just couldn’t find mine!)
–Cutting Mat or something to cut on (I just used a cutting board)
–Colored Pencils, Watercolors, or other embellishments (optional)
1. Download this free template that I made for you to use.
2. It’s time to print on the cardstock of your choice! I chose to print on white and then add color later. Print Page 1 only of the pdf. When the paper comes out, flip the paper over AND turn it 180 degrees, then insert the same paper back into the printer to print page two. This will put the text on the front page of the card and have the heart on the inside of the card. The third page of the pdf is for reference only. It’s a key for you to see where to cut and where to fold a crease.
3. Add color with colored pencils, crayons or watercolors (optional). Want to know a secret? I use these colored pencils as watercolors, which is what I did in the video! I just dip a paintbrush and a colored pencil in water, then I color the tip of the paintbrush and brush! It works so well!
4. Now it’s time to crease. Using page 3 in the pdf, use your paper creaser to crease the lines that will need to be folded.
4. Once you’ve creased those lines, use your knife to cut lines in your cardstock using the key from page 3.(PARENTS ONLY! Please, parents, if this is a project for your children, do not let them handle a knife!)
5. Fold the creases and voila! You have made your first pop-up card!
See the video below to see how I made my card. Isn’t this darling?
This was Day 1 of 14 Days of Valentine’s Freebies. I can’t wait to share with you all of the wonderful free resources in the coming days. Remember, I’m posting for 14 days straight, offering you free resources like printable cards, printable school valentines, and fun activity ideas and crafts for you and your kiddos to work on together!
Let me know if you try out this pop-up card in the comments below!
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