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Project

Heart-in-the-Fold Valentine's Day Card

This folded heart opens to look like a flower in bloom.

Materials

  • Heart template
  • Decorative paper, such as origami paper
  • Card stock
  • Craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Start with a square piece of patterned paper. Fold in half vertically, and unfold. Fold in half horizontally, and unfold.

  2. Step 2

    Turn paper over. Fold in half diagonally, and unfold.

  3. Step 3

    Turn paper over again. Bring corners of diagonal fold up to meet each other, holding them together with your thumb and forefinger. With other hand, press sides in to form a diamond shape.

  4. Step 4

    Print template for heart onto card stock, and cut out.

  5. Step 5

    Line up template point with folded point of diamond; trace, and cut out top of heart.

  6. Step 6

    Use craft glue to mount back of heart onto card stock. Inscribe with message inside.