Hi and welcome to another fun 3d Challenge! I found this darling pop out heart card template pattern on Mirkwood Designs which is a free template site. At first glance, I couldn’t figure out the template folds but once I did, I found this pattern totally adorable! I put together my own tutorial below in hopes of making it easier for you to follow along when you go to create a card.
Here’s another view of the card to give you a second way of looking at it.
And here’s the front of the card which has been kept really simple because this card is all about the inside!
Step 1: You will need an 8-1/2 x11 inch sheet of thin (inexpensive) cardstock (not your good stuff). I used 65 pound card stock from Staples. Score the sheet at 4-1/2 inches on the short side and at 5-1/2 inches on the long side. Carefully fold the sheet into a card format. Use a bone folder to really get good creases. Open the card so that only the short side is folded (in the folded position, the card will measure 4-1/4 x 11 inches). Set aside.
Step 2: Print the template. The next step is my version and you’ll see why in a sec. Fold the heart on the dotted line FIRST and then cut out taking GREAT CARE to snip the tiny dotted line area flat rather than on a curve.
The cut out heart will look like this. Notice the flat sides where the heart outer edge curves.
Step 3: Fold the cut out heart over the card stock fold in an UPSIDE DOWN ORIENTATION exactly as in the photo. If the heart is in the right side up direction, it will be upside down when the card is folded in place. CUT OUT CAREFULLY- REMEMBER NOT TO CUT ON THE DOTTED LINE! Flip the card stock over to finish cutting the other half of the heart.
Step 4: Remove the heart pattern and open up the folded edge of the card stock. Your card stock cut heart should look like this.
Step 5: Carefully and accurately fold the card on the short side first and the long side second allowing the heart to pop in a mountain fold direction.
Step 6: Now you’re ready to decorate! I wanted to add some texture to the popped heart so I cut a second heart out of the same card stock, trimmed the curved side flat and ran it through using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The heart was spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist – Pearl and affixed over the original popped heart. Take care that the heart is positioned correctly and test it by folding the card.
The diecut cupid (thank you Tim Holtz) was stained with Pewter Metallic Stain and spritzed with water and blotted. Silver glitter was sprinkled on the wing. The heart in the cupid’s hands is also Tim Holtz diecut from my glitter paper stash. Punch a hole and add a tiny charm with crotchet thread.
The diecut hearts are My Favorite Things, inside sentiment is Hero Arts, front sentiment is Great Impressions.
Here’s a simpler version of the same card that we made at my Paper Arts Club. Instead of diecut rows of hearts, we stamped hearts from My Favorite Things. The cupid was left plain and his wings were glittered.
Card front used the same MFT stamp, a sentiment from Amuse and a little bow. The dots in between the hearts were alwo glittered.
Hope you enjoyed this pop up heart and you will give it a try! Upload your card by adding the tag 3d202 for the gallery.
Happy paper crafting!