How to make Modern Pop-Up Valentine Cards

Things You’ll Need
• Card stock in various colors
• Scissors
• Craft knife
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Cutting mat
• Glue dots

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Step 1
Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 inches by 8 1/2 inches.

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Step 2
Cut out the decoration you’d like to use within of the card. Be imaginative! You can make hearts, words, or a modern X and O design like ours. You’ll want two huge pieces, approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter, and lots of small pieces, approximately 3/4 inches in diameter.

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Step 3
Fold the white cardstock in half to create a crease, making a card that is 5 inches by 4 1/4 inches. Unfold. Using a ruler and a craft knife, cut slit in the card perpendicular to the crease. You’ll make four slit to make two pop-up platforms. Make your slit so that they are of equal length on either side of the crease.

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Step 4
Kindly fold the card stopped again to crease the pop-up platforms into position.

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Step 5
Start insertion the small pieces you cut onto the top half of the within of the card. Place a glue dot on the backside of each piece and scatter them around pending the top inside of the card is covered.

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Step 6
If any of your shapes hang up over the edge of your card, smart away the excess with scissors until the edges are even.

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Step 7
Cut colored pieces of cardstock to 5 inches by 4 1/4 inches. Cut another piece of a different color to the same size, and then cut this piece in half on a diagonal of your choosing.

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Step 8
Place glue dots on the back of the diagonal section and layer it on top of the full part, adhering them jointly.

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Step 9
Make use of some of your snippets from the shapes that you cut out previously for decoration on the front of the card.

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Step 10
This full part to the front of the card with glue dots, hiding the slit you cut for the pop-up platforms.

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Step 11
Use glue dots to your large shapes to the pop-up platforms inside the card.

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A imagine, modern pop-up card that you can make with your own two hands! I love this modern get on a pop-up, mainly with a Valentine’s color palette that’s a little off the beaten path. Hand one of these to your Valentine, they’ll give you heart eyes all day long!

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