Hey there! Stepping away from sewing to share a quick heart-shaped pop-up book tutorial—perfect for Valentines. Personalize it with sweet messages or memories for loved ones. Great for bringing a touch of love to those far from home. Spread Valentine's joy effortlessly!
- Lightweight scrapbook paper - think printer paper
- Glue Stick
- Heart Shaped Pop Up Book Template
Valentine's Pop Up Book Tutorial
Start with a square of paper. Fold it in half horizontally with the right side facing up, then open it back up. Repeat the same fold vertically.
Flip the sheet to the back side, make a diagonal fold, and open it back up. Flip it again so the right side is facing up. Fold the square so that the diagonals go inward as the horizontal/vertical folds close.
Repeat these steps for as many sheets as you want in your pop-up book.
If you decide to fold a bunch, try a creaser for neat folds—grab a ruler, boardbook or, my personal favorite, a point turner (from the quilt section at the craft store of course!) and drag the straight edge along the fold.
Next, use the heart template to cut the pages into heart shapes. Align the heart's point with the corner where all folds meet.
Glue the sheets together with a glue stick. That's it! You now have a little pop-up book.
Add printed pictures or paste sweet messages on the hearts. Alternatively, leave the pages blank for a sketchbook feel.
For a perfect pocket-sized reminder of love, use 6" squares.
Create an extra little touch with a ribbon closure and/or use cardstock for the covers.
Remember to share your creations on the socials and tag @HeyKittyRae to showcase your craftiness!
Here I am on Studio 5
What an absolute treat to share this little pop up book Brooke Walker on Studio 5! Hope you enjoy a quick run-through of this tutorial!