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Valentine Pop Up Step Card

Step cards are cut so that the connecting parts form open boxes or steps.  This version has heart shaped steps.

Valentine pop up card front

heart step card open

Step cards can have any number of steps.  See some other examples here and here.

How to make a heart step card with three steps

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Cut on black lines, score on red lines.

Decorate as desired. 

I used 4 small squares of patterned paper, 2 large blue squares backing 2 heart lace cut-outs, 2 stars of plaid paper behind the photos (which are from sewing pattern envelopes), and white stitching drawn with gel pen.

Heart step card flattened

Fold the card by pushing the left portion of the card horizontally to the right.  (The hearts will valley fold where they connect to the right portion of the card and mountain fold where they connect to the left portion of the card.)

The card will be square when closed.

Valentine step card front view

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