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Topic: Valentine Pop Up Card (3D Heart Card)  (Read 22018 times)
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« on: February 06, 2008 05:13:41 PM »

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I made mine a little flatter (2 blocks high instead of 3) because it fit the glued on hearts around the edge better.  I glued a little heart on each of the pop up struts.  They're supposed to look like the conversation hearts, and they cover up the white paper.

I think it needs...something...as a background.   I wish I had printed a very pale background of conversation hearts on the entire card inside BEFORE I cut it.  So..I'm going to try printing it out separately and gluing it on somehow.  It's worth a try, right?

UPDATE:  It worked!  I printed out the background, cut out the middle and glued it all together.  Much better.

Side view to show the pop up mechanism.

Finally had a chance to pick out a paper to finish the outside of the card.  It's two sided paper that has the dark purple on one side and light on the other.  Here is the cover of the card.

Here is the inside with the light purple edging.  I thought the card needed to be trimmed a little smaller, too.  DONE!

« Last Edit: July 21, 2008 05:57:30 AM by ceep » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 05:26:29 PM »

you could do more colorful hearts in the background or you could write something cute!

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Don't be frontin' son no seeds on a bun
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008 05:42:23 PM »

so cute Smiley

you can write a witty message Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008 02:57:46 PM »

Oh, well done! Well done!

Now, one question......does it lie flat when closed with all the extra additions you made?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 04:01:59 PM »


Well, okay, it's a tiny bit bumpy from the lace, but it's pretty flat lace. 

The hearts can be only as high as the little pieces that support the heart.  They are glued flat to each little upright strut, so each strut and heart folds forward as one. 

Notice how all fold lines run parallel to each other, including where the card folds in half. 

If you look at the middle picture you can see how the hearts line up parallel to the folds.  When the card is closed the hearts fall forward on their faces. 

(There is somewhat of an illusion that the hearts are sideways.  That's because each is creased down the middle so when the card opens they bend slightly backwards to fill in the sides of the big heart.  Only HALF of the heart is glued to the card strut).

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