Introduction: Kissing Cards

Cards are always a good thing to make for special occasions. They're pretty easy, and even though they might end up being cheaper than the ones you can buy in the shops, that little personal touch is priceless!

Here's one I designed for Valentine's day.

Step 1: Getting Your Materials Together

You will need:

- Card - A4 size
- Scissors
- Pencil - a light one that you can rub out or colour over so it won't show
- Ruler

This card requires you to be able to draw a face. So if you aren't sure of your artistic abilities you might also want the template below. Or, in its original size, here: https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F2V/H9LP/FCTI5KUQ/F2VH9LPFCTI5KUQ.bmp

Step 2: Cutting and Folding the Card

Lay the sheet of A4 paper in front of you longways, like a landscape painting, and cut a strip about 12cm (about 4 3/4") wide.

Now measure about 8cm ( roughly 3") in from one end and draw a line across the strip. Draw another line about 1cm (a little less than 1/2") further along. Do the same from the opposite end of the strip.

Now crease the innermost lines by folding the edges of the strip into the middle. Unfold the card and then do the same with the outer lines, except this time leave the edges folded into the middle.

Step 3: Making Faces

Now you should have the basic shape of your card, with two flaps that overlap in the centre.

Take the top flap and draw the outline of a face on it. Make sure that the lips of the face are slightly open and are on a part of the flap that overlaps with the one underneath.

Once you have your face outline, cut it out and close the card up again.

Now lightly trace the outline of the top face's lips and nose onto the lower flap.

Draw a face on the second flap, using the line you just traced as a guide for the mouth and nose. Again, make sure the lips are slightly open.

Cut the second face out and close the card up again, only this time make it so that the faces kiss. Hopefully they will stay that way.

If they spring apart then try to keep them together by playing with the creases, and the size of the gap in the lips.

If that fails it probably wasn't meant to be. You may have to cut your card in two and let each half go their separate ways.

Step 4: Decorate!

Now you have a card that will kiss all day long, except it's a little plain looking.

All you need to do is decorate it! Make the faces look like you and your partner, draw a funky pattern on the inside that will show up between the kissing faces, cover the whole thing in sweet nothings and soppy poetry... it's entirely up to you.

One thing I do suggest is going over the edges of the faces with a black marker, just so that they stand out better.

Of course you don't even have to do kissing faces. I'm sure there are any number of things that can be done with the interlocking halves of the card, this just seemed the most appropriate for Valentines!

Have fun!

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mishacollins (author)2017-02-13

sooo good i made out with it

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craftvideos (author)2016-04-11

Perfect card for Anniversary or Valentine or his / her birthday

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Mauigerbil (author)2012-09-15

Top one looks like me and my BF!! Lol!

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vampsuicidal (author)2010-02-11

hey look what i made!!!! :)
i'm going to give it to my boyfriend
we've been together for a year now
whoa!!!

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btw he's the one on the left side
we sorta look like a lez couple though
cause he has long hair too
:)

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jobergy (author)vampsuicidal2011-02-07

very cute lol, I am using this for our 1 year also!
and that is funny about the long hair lookin lez thing XD

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vampsuicidal (author)jobergy2011-02-09

haha cool
good luck!!!

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Daniella14 (author)2010-02-13

Your idea was brilliant and creative. I enjoyed it. Thanks(:

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Worthless (author)Daniella142010-10-18

Do you know how to get a girlfreind for me.an ugly dude???????????????????//

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Tdburn (author)2008-04-19

Hmm I wish I had a girlfriend right now to give this to, but perhaps I should just send it to random girls I know and see what kind of response I get.

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Duct Tape Dude (author)Tdburn2010-02-12

Yeah...same here...all aboared the lonely train...*sighs* oh well...thx for the idea of sending to random girls...mabye I might find another new girlfriend...

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same here

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car1 (author)2010-02-18

this is great!

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shishnit (author)2010-02-14

Thanks for the great idea! I used a real photo of us kissing for the card since I'm not the best drawer :) 

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THYMETOCHAT (author)2010-02-13

OK...here's the old folks version of your card...please note the granny "diamonds" on my eyeglasses!  LOL

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THYMETOCHAT (author)THYMETOCHAT2010-02-13

OK, what am I doing wrong that my pic didn't post??? 

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Helixthecat (author)THYMETOCHAT2010-02-14

How did you go about posting it?

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THYMETOCHAT (author)Helixthecat2010-02-14

I went to add images, then (upload, My computer) and Browse.  My pic uploaded and had the word "add" under it.  I clicked on "add" which I assumed would add it to the post, but apparently it didn't. 

The "upload" tab has a box in the center and, in orange writing says "Upload new images/files using the Browse button above"...but the Browse button is NOT above, it's below.  Not that that should change whether something uploads or not. 

Now, if I try to re-upload the card, it's apparently somewhere in the system because it says "kiss card.jpg" and then [remove} in orange which seems
to suggest the pic is there somewhere.  There's a small circle to the left of the words "kiss card.jpg" that looks as if you are supposed to click on it, but it's greyed out and can't be clicked.  When I go to "my library" it's empty.

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Helixthecat (author)THYMETOCHAT2010-02-14

Hmm. I don't know what's wrong there. I get an option to try the new flash uploader. Perhaps that will work.

If that fails then you could upload it to something like imageshack and then post a link on here.


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Duct Tape Dude (author)2010-02-13

Good point...I'm just losin my creative touch I guess...I was just thinking "crappy hallmark stuff" Probably because they managed to brainwash me at such a young age O.O

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lewisjones (author)2010-02-13

 Very good idea for a card. Just made one myself. 

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Helixthecat (author)2010-02-13

Wow! I never thought I'd get so much interest in my card, not to mention two years after posting it!

Thanks for all your great comments everyone. The photos are especially neat.

If you made one for this year I hope it goes down well with your significant other.

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THYMETOCHAT (author)2010-02-13

I make cards for all occasions for my family and friends and have been stressing on a card idea for hubby for Valentine's day...none of my ideas seem "just right".  Then lo and behold, Instructables and YOU come along to save the day!

GREAT card...I can't wait to make it this afternoon!  (BTW, this old gal has been married for 41 years and STILL likes to kiss my old man!)

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Radigund (author)2010-02-12

 Thank you so much! This was a memorable addition for the v-day gift I will be giving to my partner this year!   :-D

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austinburke. (author)2009-09-21

this is great! i'll give this to my girlfriend who says she wants "nothing" for her birthday..

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Yeah it shoud say..."I couldn't find any nothing , so I made this for you"

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Duct Tape Dude (author)2010-02-12

This would be awesome, but, im cursed or somthin... because i always get dumped EXACTLY one week before Valentines Day...I guess I could make one for my Companion Cube...or my dog...or somthin...

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platypusymphony (author)2010-02-12

I absolutely love this!  I've made one for my hubby who is currently in Haiti with the Canadian Navy and won't be back until March (I guess I'll just have to save it until then).  The template is great because it gives you a place to start.  Way to go!

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takco (author)2010-02-12

I like kissing, I like to kissssss a lot!

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Noor Oday (author)2010-02-12

 So Nice! Thanks.

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weaponscollector94 (author)2010-02-11

that is really cool!

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knuckel (author)2010-02-11

 This has to be one of the best cards you can make, this is great, good idea i will make one for my girlfriend 

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denverintranslation (author)2010-02-11

I'm definitely going to use this!

You're going to make me look like a genius!

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artificially_flavoured (author)2008-04-27

I love it! My friend's birthday is coming up, I think I'll edit so it's man on man. She is obsessed with gay men right now.

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lol thats kool lol :)

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rothko42 (author)2009-02-15

Ahh, I wish someone had sent me one of these. This is a lovely idea :). Maybe next year.......xx

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marcward86 (author)2009-02-14

nice! i'm making one right now. after i'm done, i'll post a pic.

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marcward86 (author)marcward862009-02-14

Here it is! I used white cardstock paper, and constructed it a little differently. I used little paper hinges underneath instead of folding it over. It looks pretty good, if you can tell. It's based on the photo we took a few years ago.

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punkrules (author)2009-02-10

this is a very cool instructable. you should enter this into the valentine's day contest...unless it's just for candy, i don't know, but either way very interesting =)

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aufachse5 (author)2009-02-06

great job!

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geoper2 (author)2009-01-26

really cute i am going to try it now that valentine's day is near thx for posting !!

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smitasrivastava (author)2009-01-25

i wil make it for my hubby on r anniversary!!!! its superb

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vita (author)2008-11-24

this is great I'll make the siluet one one side like me with red lips and the other side looks like my boy friend with his curly hair thanks for share your great idea

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Grifter (author)2008-06-28

Beth's Birthday Card
This is the one I made for my girl's birthday.

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Helixthecat (author)2008-05-11

Thanks for all your kind comments! I'm glad the design worked for those of you who've made one already, and I hope it works out for you if you're planning to.

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martymunch (author)Helixthecat2008-05-11

My wife loved it. She said it was the coolest card she's ever seen. THANKS!

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martymunch (author)2008-05-11

This is an awesome card! I printed it and made it for my wife for Mother's day. We've been married five years and have three little boys. She is my love... Anyways, it worked out fine with no major adjustments. All I had to do was work the folds a little tiny bit. Very good Instructable. OUTSTANDING... I'll let you know what my wife says when she gets to see it.

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somethingblue (author)2008-04-21

I made this card for my boyfriend a couple of nights ago. He loved it! I edited the measurements just a bit to make them work for the paper I was using. Turned out great!

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