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Pull Tab Valentine Pop Up Card

valentine pop up card front

Pull tab in the center of this valentine heart papercraft and the paper stretches apart to reveal your sentiment.

pull tab valentine heart card

Strategic cuts on the pop up card create a net from the concentric hearts, with a surprise message underneath.

side view valentine net card

How to make a pull tab valentine

Make it!

How to create a pull tab valentine heart pop up card

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Cut a 6" square base card from card stock (shown here in solid green).
Cut stretchable heart from card stock (solid pink).
Cut small hearts with tabs from card stock (solid green).
Cut frame from decorative paper (paisley with white background).
Cut inner heart (sentiment heart) from paper that contrasts with the base card (green and white dots).

pull tab to show sentiment

Slip the small hearts with tabs through the slit in the middle of the heart.  Glue the hearts together.

pull tab of pop up card

Pull apart the tabs.  Adhere the tabs to the back of the heart.

tab feet of pop up card

Adhere the frame to the base card.

adhere decorative frame to valentine

Create a sentiment.  Adhere the sentiment heart to the center of the heart frame.   You can eyeball this.  It doesn't have to be exactly in the center.

pop up card with sentiment attached

Spread adhesive on the outer-most heart.

pop up card adhesive added

Adhere inside the decorative frame.

offset hearts adhered to valentine

Pull up the center of the heart.  At the places where hearts attach at the bottom and top, encourage the hearts to pull up more easily by creasing as shown by green dots.

valentine pop up card creases

Where the hearts are attached at the sides, crease where they attach.

creases sides to help card pop up

be mine sentiment on valentine card

pull tab to pop up card

pull tab valentine heart card completed