Pixelated Popup Card





Introduction: Pixelated Popup Card

Valentine's Day Challenge

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Valentine's Day Challenge

I‘d been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make him this pixely popup heart card!

I've seen similar styled pop-ups before and thought a heart would work really well. 

The card is also really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope).

Step 1: Print and Cut Insert Template

Download the popup insert template and print out on to a sheet of paper or thin card. I used pink paper but you can use any color you want. Using some scissors trim around the edge of the template.

Step 2: Cut and Score Your Card

Place your piece of paper on a cutting mat (or a scrap piece of cardboard). Using a craft knife and ruler cut along the black lines (highlighted in yellow) and score along the grey lines.

You can score the card with your craft knife (just don't press too hard). Alternately you can use a compass point or even a pin!

Step 3: Start Folding

Make the four valley folds as show in the image below (marked with thin yellow lines).

Step 4: Slowly Fold Card in Half

Make sure your card is still resting on a flat surface and s-l-o-w-l-y fold the top of the card inwards and the bottom half of the heart should begin to push out. (You don’t need to tape it to the table…I just did because I was taking pictures at the same time!)

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Step 6: Make Outer Card

Make outer card and glue/tape popup insert inside. I just used a plain piece of paper which measured 9.5cm x 19cm and then folded it in half.

I left mine blank (I really dig the minimal look) however if you want to decorate the outside then you can!

Step 7: Make Envelope

Print out the envelope template. Cut, score and fold! I also made some paper pixel confetti to add to the card!

Step 8: Assemble!

Pop the card in the envelope and stick down. You can use glue or tape (or even some pretty washi tape).

Happy valentines day everyone!!

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Very Cool

I made this for my boyfriend for valentine's day and he loved it! I forgot to take pictures though :/ Very easy and turns out really nice. Thank you Kate!

Wow it's really interesting!!!

I intend to add something to it. a key, a keyhole in the middle, a LED w/ a simple switch. should light up when the key is inserted or something :)

Brings back the 80's... Love it.

very cool - thanks for sharing!

This is so great to put my valentine's message on haha thank you!

hi ! It's just 2 more days to valentines day here. I would really love to make this for my partner but I don't have a printer at home. I've tried drawing it but I failed. May I know the measurement of it if I were to draw them. Thank you :)

Made it yesterday. It worked great (it did take me two tries, so it was good the template page had two).

This is a really cool project. Thanks!