Cute and Creepy Pop Up Heart Card

illustration, Tutorial

Hello and welcome to the step by step directions for how to make a Pop Up Anatomical Heart Card!

pop up heart THUMBNAIL YT sized

This project is a gift for you in celebration of my brand new YouTube channel reaching 200 subscribers! I created the illustrations that became the printable part of the project and designed the card around the idea. I’m so excited to be creating these videos and projects for you guys and thank you every single on of you who has been showing me your support. It seriously means the world to me.

This post is meant to be the written directions that will help supplement the video tutorial I created. I highly recommend watching that before delving into direction following here.  You can find it right on my Channel:

Materials Needed:

  • 2 sheets of red card-stock paper
  • 1 sheet of white card-stock paper
  • 2 and a half sheets of black card-stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • X-Acto Knife
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Where to Find the Materials:

If you’d like to take advantage of some one stop shopping, I’ve set up a kit with links to everything you’ll need for this project: If you do purchase something though that link, thank you! Amazon will share some of what you spend on your purchase with me without any additional cost to you. And that little share helps me keep making tutorials like this one!

Step by Step Directions:

1) Watch the tutorial video:

2) Download the PDF printables. Which you can download for free here: Anatomical Heart Printables

3) Print the “Cover Art Heart” that says “Happy Valentine’s day” out on red card-stock

4) Print the “Anatomical Heart page on red card-stock

5) Print the “Skeleton Hands” on white card-stock

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6) Use your metal ruler, cutting mat, and X-Acto knife to cut out the inside of the red frame.

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7) Cut out the Anatomical Heart

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8) Cut out the Skeleton Hands by following the bold lines around the illustration.

9) Cut out the Cover Art Hearts.

10) Take 1 sheet of black card-stock and fold it in half

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11) Measure 2.25” down the fold of the card from the top edge. Make a mark with your pencil.

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12) Measure 4.5” down the spine of your folded card-stock and make another mark.

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13) Draw lines straight out out from those two marks so the lines are 1.5” long.

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14) Cut two slits into the fold, following your penciled lines.

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15) Fold the rectangle inwards and then press the card flat.

16) Cut the thumbs off of the Skeleton Hands and set them aside.

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17) Put glue on the back of the Skeleton Hand frame. Do NOT glue the back of the hands.

18) Stick the Skeleton Hand frame to the card. Make sure to press it flat.

19) Glue the Skeleton Thumbs onto the black card-stock,  right under the Hands.

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20) Glue the Red Frame down on top of the White Skeleton Hand Frame.

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21) Fold the Skeleton Hands down over the red frame. Then back up into position.

22) Using a small rectangle of black card-stock. 0.5″ wide by 5″ long is a good size. Fold an accordion fold into the strip. After every 3 folds, cut along the fold. This will create a small paper spring. Make 4 paper springs.

23) Glue 2  paper springs under each skeleton hand. One under the wrist, and one under the fingers.

24) Grab your anatomical heart and fold in half lengthwise.

25) Glue the heart onto the rectangle sticking out of the black card-stock

26) Close your card and press the folds down.

27) Grab your 2nd sheet of black card-stock. Fold it in half and press the seam.

28) Choose whichever Cover Art Heart  you would like to use, and glue it to the front of the card.

29) Use the white Gelly Roll pen to write a message. I simply wrote  “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

30) Add glue to the back of your inside card (the one with the pop up heart and skeleton hands).

31) Then stick your card front together with the inside  card and press it down.

32) Trim the edges of your card.

33) Write a message and sign your card.

34) And ta-da! You’re done!

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When you’re done making this send me a picture, I’d love to see how it came out! You can tweet me: @JeanetteAndrome or tag me in your photo on Instagram: @JeanetteAndromeda.

Stay creative my friend!

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