A step by step guide to how to make a heart pop up card. You will love these easy to make DIY Heart Pop Up Valentine Cards. They are also wonderful for Mother’s Day or as a Wedding Day card.
These 3d Heart Cards, make a great alternative Explosion Card – as they are nice and easy to make. And we have created a simple Heart Template to help you along the way (though you can make these without heart template too!). These are classic circle hard card.
We have made circle cards before and created a Birthday/ I Love You Emoji Pop Up Card version for you to check out! We have many more fantastic Pop Up Card Designs here on Red Ted Art, as well as more beautiful and easy Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids! I do think these make great valentine’s day card as well as anniversary cards!
Anyway.. if you love crafts and if you love handmade cards… for that special someone, read on an find out more about our easy heart pop up cards!
We are not new to Pop Up Heart Cards.. and have more designs and “types” of pop up hearts for you here:
There is not just ONE way of making a pop-up heart card.. we have lots of different ones for you here:
- Paper Chain Pop Up Hearts (printable templates available)
- 3d Pop Up Heart Explosion Card
- Printable Pop Up Heart Card
- Classic Pop Up Heart Card for kids
- Hug a heart pop-up card
We love each and every one of these heart card designs.. and each one is fantastic whatever you decided to make.
Today’s pop-up hearts are more like simple explosion heart cards and I would say one for slightly older kids….. or grown ups. Though I still think they are very easy to make!
DIY Heart Pop Up Valentine Card – Supplies needed
We focussed on making these cards super simple. The inside of the card is yet more hearts.. but you can switch out the colors to customise.. you can grab some markers and pens and doodle away and of course you can write some lovely messages! But in essences all you need to make these explosion cards is:
- 2 sheets of A4 paper cut down into 4 squares (approximately 15 x 15cm each)
- red paper and some patterned (optional)
- glue stick
Make use of our simple heart templates if you wish! Though the video tutorial shows you simple steps to make your own perfect heart,
And, yep NO cardstock paper needed! NO cutting mat or craft knife needed either.
How to make a heart pop up card step by step
We have once again created a fabulous step by step Paper Heart Pop Up Cards VIDEO for you to watch – I really do think it shows how very easy it is to make these cards… plust the video shows you how to create your very own heart template if you do not wish to download ours or want to use different dimensions… or you can check out the step by step photo instructions below!
Easy Heart Explosion Cards Step By Step written instructions
Begin by taking your square piece of paper and folding it in half one direction.
Opening again and folding in half in the other direction.
Your paper should now have a cross folded across it. And it should now be a “smaller square”.
Now you need to place your heart template over your square – align the bottom of the heart, with the central corner of the square, trace and cut your shape (as mentioned, make your own heart template as per the video instructions or grab our simple heart templates here).
When you unfold your paper, it should look like a four leaved clover.
Next you need to bring the bottom right corner over to the bottom left. Whilst keeping your index finger on the centre of the squrae… and bring down middle left to the bottom middle point. Creating a triangle that is tucked in.
Open up your sheet (make sure your creases are neat) and cut down half way on your top middle fold.
Now use your second heart template to cut out 3 read hearts per quarter (you will need 12 in total).
One of the red hearts will need to be folded in half and glued on the side that has the diagonal fold. Glue the rest of the red hearts in place.
Now glue your top left corner square onto your top right corner square.
You have created your first pop up fold.
Make 3 more of these.
Then glue 3 sides together and keep the final flap unglued/ open. Make sure that when you place each of the 4 sections on top of each other, the “folded in heart” is always on the bottom and aligned.
We added a final decorative heart onto the front “cover” of our pop up heart card/ explosion card. Then pop into an envelope and send it to that special person!
Your 3D Pop Up Heart Card DIY is complete!
More fabulous Easy Pop Up How To Projects here:
More great valentine’s day card designs here
A longer video tutorial with voice over is also availabel on YouTube: