Introduction: Retro Valentine's Day Card

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This is a cool retro Valentine's Day Card. It features pixel heart cut outs that turn red as you open the card. It is super easy to make and fun to give. Enjoy!!!

Step 1: Supplies

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For this retro Valentine's Day card you will need:

A sheet of red paper

2 sheets of white card stock

A printer


Clear packing tape

An X-ACTO knife

Step 2: Cutting

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Start off by printing the PDF in this step on a sheet of white card stock. After you have printed it out, you will then need to cut out both parts of the card. You should now have a pink piece (the front of the card) and a white piece that says "Happy Valentine's Day!" (the inside of the card). Trace the outline of the pink piece onto your red sheet of paper. Once you have it outlined to the correct size, you then need to cut it out of the red sheet of paper. Now you should have 3 pieces of paper: the front of the card, the inside of the card, and the back of the card (the red piece).

Next, you will need to use an X-ACTO knife to carefully cut out the pixel hearts from the front of the card. Be sure to remove the red part of the heart; leave the black outline.

Step 3: Assembling

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Place some clear packing tape perpendicular to the 3 sides of the card (top, bottom, and left edges). Fold half on the front and the other half on the back, creating an envelope. Next, cut out a small square (approx. 1 in. by 1 in.) from the right side of the card. The cut should be centered. Be sure to cut through both pieces of the card; the front and back.

Step 4: Finishing

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Lastly, draw an arrow on the card (where it will show through the square you cut out last step), and if you would like, you can add a custom Valentine's Day message. That's it! All that is left is inserting the card back into the envelope and giving it to your Valentine.


Maydethg1016 made it! (author)2017-02-10

look at mine

Maydethg1016 (author)2017-02-10

so cute

ТимофейК made it! (author)2015-06-13

Спасибо за крутую идею :3

sm14570 (author)ТимофейК2017-01-20

Спасибо за крутую идею!

sm14570 (author)sm145702017-01-20

что выглядит великолепно!

sm14570 (author)DanielA2162017-01-20

Are you sure you made that?

sm14570 made it! (author)2017-01-20

I love it!!!! It looks amazing! My cousins loved it! I didn't use the EXACT colors, As you see!

InstructaIvy (author)2016-09-23

I made it ! sorta :P

H2Omediot (author)2016-05-08

should I feel bad that i'm doing this for mothers day?

InstructaIvy (author)H2Omediot2016-09-23


InstructaIvy (author)2016-09-22

brilliant I'm doing it! :D

SteveMann (author)2016-02-08

Very nice to see you're having fun with pixel resolutions, variation, etc..

palvarez3 made it! (author)2016-02-02

I used blue paint samples for the hearts underneath. Very quick and easy.

Bill Papadimas made it! (author)2015-02-15

I made it.

goldlego (author)Bill Papadimas2015-02-15

Nice job! Thanks for sharing!

GreciaG made it! (author)2015-02-13

The cutting part was a Little hurting, because I don't have an x-acto knife and I used a regular knife instead... But I'm so excited and happy with the card, it's so cute!

goldlego (author)GreciaG2015-02-15

Wow! That looks fantastic! I like how you replaced the pull arrow with the heart. Thanks for sharing!

Burton31 (author)2015-02-13

For some reason the pdf isn't giving an option to print it. Anyone know what could be the problem?

soulshine89 made it! (author)2015-02-12

This was a really fun project. Obviously I took some liberties, and I hand drew in stead of printing, because I don't have a printer. I think my SO is going to love it! He's a huge fan of the Zelda series, and we've played almost all of the games together.

goldlego (author)soulshine892015-02-12

Wow! Nice job! It came out great, I can hardly tell you hand drew it. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!

wattbrad1 (author)2015-02-11

Making this right meow!

smladenoff made it! (author)2015-02-07


goldlego (author)smladenoff2015-02-07

Nicely done! I am always glad when someone uses the "I made it!" comment button. Thank you for sharing!

smladenoff (author)goldlego2015-02-07

Thanks, mate! I also left the two little glare-squares at upper left side of each heart when cutting; now the effect is preserved :))


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AD3_S11 (author)2014-07-14

Aww! This is so KAWAII! X3 congrats on being a finalist!

WRN (author)2014-03-29

How nice is that idea.. congrats... keep a dependable job

bajablue (author)2014-03-26

Love this!!!

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-03-12

congrats on the win

goldlego (author)2014-03-11


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-07

I might have missed this one, but this card so cool :). Congratulations!! on being a finalist. :)

goldlego (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-08

Thank you!

lilly2004 (author)2014-03-03

This is so beautiful

Aleena12 (author)2014-02-14

this is very nice and informative how to use old things in new way and new style i really like these kinds of things how to used things that are unused very nice websites on the nice tips

bsuch (author)2014-02-09

hell yer. brilliant! just need,a recipient now :/

AngryRedhead (author)2014-02-09

Ridiculously cute! :D

goldlego (author)AngryRedhead2014-02-09


CommanderCookie (author)2014-02-09


uwarren (author)2014-02-09

Oh my god. This is SO cool. I think I might make it for myself,

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