How To Make Pop Up Hearts

Pop up art is one of the innovative and creative ideas to make paper craft. They look very trendy and appealing on anything you put them on, especially greeting cards. It is quite a lovely feeling when you open up a card and a heart pops up at you, at times with a touching message. The best thing is you do not have to buy ready made hearts. They can be made easily at home in no time using some basic stationery. The difficulty level is primary school level where kids are taught to make pop ups in art and craft classes. So no matter what age you are and what artistic skills you have, you can manage to make beautiful pop up arts. Need help with the process? What are we for? Go through our step by step guide and make yourself or your loved one an amazing piece of art.

Things required:

– 1 sheet of paper, any size
– pencil
– scissors
– 1 sheet of cardstock paper, larger than your first paper
– small cut out shape of a heart
-crayons, markers, or stickers to decorate


  • 1

    Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw two vertical lines from the edge of the folded part, at a distance of 2 inches. The length of the lines should be around one inch. The greater the length, the greater the pop up effect but do not draw a line more than half of the card width, else it will show from the other side.

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  • 2

    Cut along these lines using the scissor.

  • 3

    Fold up the cuts you made so that they make a flap like in the picture. Fold on the crease to make out the firm shape.

  • 4

    Open up your card and push in the folded part (flap) so that it pops out on the inside of the card.

  • 5

    Draw a heart on the second piece of paper. The paper can be of red color or you can color or paint it red. Personalize it with a message, photos or anything you want to add on.

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  • 6

    Fold this heart in half. Use a paper glue to stick it to the front of the flap (not top) so that it pops out whenever you open up the card.

    Since the outside of the card will have cut lines which will give rough look, take a larger piece of paper. Fold it in half along the crease of the card and paste it to the outside of the card so that it covers the cuts you made.

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