For me and my valentine, Valentine's Day is all about the puns. We're both plant nerds, and one of us is a teacher, so I chose the ultimate cheesy tree pun to put on none other than the classic pop-up card.
What You Need
- Cardstock or other thick paper
- White glue or rubber cement
- Optional: paint and brushes, glitter, stickers, markers, lace, doilies, etc.
- Scissors or X-acto knife
1. Gather your materials.
2. Decide which paper you want to be your main card and cut it to a nice rectangle, about twice as long as your ultimate card size. Fold it in half —hamburger style — to get a card. *Note: the card ultimately opens up/down, not left/right, so plan accordingly.
3. To make the pop-up notch: turn the fold of the card toward you. Find the center of the folded edge and cut two parallel lines into the card, 1/2" to 1" long, about 1/2" apart. This is all you need to make a pop-up.
4. Open your card flat. There should be two parallel slits in the center of the card, perpendicular to and centered on the fold. Push this piece up so it folds the opposite way the rest of the card does.
5. Attach whatever you want to be the centerpiece of your card to one side of the part sticking out when you open the card. I used a tree as my pop-up centerpiece to illustrate "Wood You Be Mine?" To make it, I painted a simple tree using watercolors and cut it out with a knife.
Decorate the background (I added a different color paper and a heart), write a note, and leave it for your cutie to find.
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