I've included a short video, linked here (and embedded below) to illustrate the slightly tricky part of the pop up heart.
Woven Heart Pop Up Card
Materials: Cardstock, gluestick, X-Acto blade and metal ruler (or scissors), scissors, pencil
For embellishments: colored pencils, markers, glitter, any embellishments you like
You need 2 pieces of patterned (such as the double-sided scrapbook paper) or plain cardstock for each card:
For exterior: trim paper to to 11” by 4 1/4”
For interior of card: trim paper to 10 1/2” by 4” (I’ve used a heavyweight vellum)
Fold each piece and set aside
For the woven heart:
Poke around a bit for scraps. I’m using book pages.
Draw a light pencil line 1/2” from the edge of your paper.
Cut strips into your larger paper t
o that pencil line. I cut 1/2” wide.
Tear or cut your paper scraps into about 1/2” wide strips
You can be as neat as you like or mix up the strips for a funkier look.
Now weave the strips in and out. Put little dabs of glue here and there to keep things steady because you’ll be cutting the shape from this weaving.
Trim the raggedy edges from the weaving. Add dabs of glue to the edges under the woven-over strips. Just to keep things steady.
For your heart template:
Trim down a plain piece of white paper (or old folder or scrap paper) to 4” square
Fold that paper in half and draw half a heart along the seam. Remember how to do that? Unfold and cut out your heart template. You could free-hand this, of course.
Carefully (the heart may have some wobbly bits) apply glue to the back and stick it on your card.
You can also stitch the heart to your card with a machine or by hand. Just put a dab of glue on the back of the heart to keep it steady while stitching.
*You may be able to get more than one heart from a weaving if your weaving is large enough.
For the pop up. You will need the interior cardstock, folded in half. Here is a brief video of the next few steps, just to clarify. The step-by-step written instructions continue below.
Using your heart template again, place the fold of the heart against the fold of the cardstock, like this:
Pinch a fold along the dotted lines. Like this ...
You may have to reverse some of your folds to make the heart POP. (Valley Fold: Forms a valley between two mountains; Mountain fold: Forms a mountain). Here is a heart folding map showing the way the folds go.
Your card is finished. Use markers or pens to write your message and embellish to your heart’s content. You can make a whole bunch of them in different sizes and shapes. Have fun playing with variations of this idea. Here, I stitched the woven heart to the front of the card. You could make a bunch of woven hearts, stitch them all together and make a banner. Ooo ... I might just do that!