Introduction: Zelda Pop Up Card: Heart Container (Kirigami 3D) Valentine's Day Greetings How To!

It's a pop-up card that will save your life for Valentine's Day! If you don't think that's going to fly, then you probably want a more traditional card.

Here is a link to the FREE Card Template (Check this link):

For those of you scratching your heads, it's a combination of the guy in the cave who says this message and the heart container that gives you precious extra life.

More about kirigami:

Kirigami (切り紙?) is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "kami" = paper). It is also called "Kirie" (切り絵). From "Kiru"= to cut, "e"= picture.

Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami. Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

A difference between kirigami and the art of "pop-up" is that kirigami is made out of a single piece of paper that has been cut into a design. Pop ups can be made of several pieces glued together.

Mon-Kiri is the Japanese art of paper cutting.


abunda made it! (author)2017-08-08

con papel metalizado doble (dentro y fuera)
ojo no poner pegamento en la parte que tiene que quedar suelta!

AmelieC2 (author)2016-05-25

Can I still get the free card template? Cause i dont know how to do it

SunderOrigami (author)AmelieC22016-06-12

Hey Amelie, sorry for the late reply. I have fixed the link so you should be able to access the template now. Thanks for letting me know. Here is the link:

Langerz998 (author)2014-02-09

This so so awesome! Especially considering I'm a huge Zelda fan, voted!

SunderOrigami (author)Langerz9982014-02-09

Thanks :)! I'm glad you like it.

theriddler93 (author)2014-02-05

Can you make a rose pop up tutorial before 14feb?

Sure. I'll have it up soon.

Thanks real roses are to mainstream hahaha, looking farward the rest of your work mate :)

lol yup, I have uploaded the rose card tutorial. You can find it in my published instructables page. If it's not realistic enough you can go for the origami approach. I have some tutorials for that as well.

CommanderCookie (author)2014-02-06

Great job! I'm gonna make this!!!

Thanks, have fun :)!

patsheldon (author)2014-02-06

oh the magic you can do with an exacto-knife! Love it!

SunderOrigami (author)patsheldon2014-02-06

lol yup, hours of fun. Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)!

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