My fiance and I needed a holiday greeting card as interesting as our mechanical iris card from last year, and we wanted it to do double duty as our wedding save the date announcements, so we came up with this cute rats with heart shaped tails design that stands up on its own. 

The idea to make it a stand up card was inspired by a corporate xmas card we got a few years ago (it looked like this). You can read about why we went with rats and see some of my early sketches for the card over on my blog.

I've added the template to this instructable so you can make this adorable card for your valentine or any other rat lovers in your life.

Step 1: What you'll need

To make this card you need:
  • the template provided with this instructable
  • cardstock (at least one letter sized sheet)
  • glue (I used rolling glue dots but a glue stick or white glue would work as well)
  • an X-acto knife or scissors (or even better, a cutting machine)
  • a printer
  • puff paint or sequins for the eyes
  • different coloured cardstock
  • lace, fabric or other embellishments
That's my go at it, thanks for the template!
This is the raddest thing ever! <br>Thank you for sharing!
Second time lucky!
Thanks for this. It made a great card for my rat mad other half.Here's a photo of the one I made (if I manage to work out how to attach it!)
I'd never thought I would say this about a rat, but that is adorable!

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