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Valentine Trifold Pop Up Card

open valentine card with conversation hearts

I've had this trifold pop up greeting card sitting on the back burner for a long, long time.  It just wasn't going anywhere!

This was as far as I had gotten with it, years ago.

black and white valentine trifold card

trifold valentine black and white

I dragged it out last week and started messing about with it to make a print-and-cut, but I finally abandoned that.

It's boring, the colors are off, and I don't like that the white from the back of the card shows on the right-hand side.

print and cut prototype trifold valentine

It needed a border.  It needed jazzier colors.  It needed double sided cardstock.

I added lace around the edges and changed the size and tilt of the "valentine" heart to bring it out of hiding.  Much better!

finished valentine trifold card

How to Make a Valentine Trifold Pop Up Card

--Two 12" x 6" sheets of cardstock, one for the lace and a double sided sheet for the card base. 
--Three small pieces of paper or cardstock for the hearts
--Scraps to back the words

Download the file set:  PDF, DXF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space), Silhouette Studio

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Cut and score the base card. (Cut on black lines, score on red lines.) 
Cut the lace.

Adhere the lace to the left and top edges of the card base.

cut base card and adhere lace

Back the hearts with a contrasting scrap of paper.  Here are some I tried before settling on good old red.

hearts with cut out words

red backing paper conversation hearts

Be sure to save the ever so tiny inside parts of the B and the A and glue them into the letters.

cut out words with filled in letters

Adhere the two smaller hearts to the backing card, aligning them with the heart halves cut in the backing card. 

glue hearts to base card

Close the card and place the large heart so that the word "valentine" is still visible when the card is closed.  Adhere.
place large heart on pop up card

glue large heart in place

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