Here is the tutorial on making the Valentine’s Day Spiral Heart Pop Up Card:

  1. Purchase the template for this design here: Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card: Spiral Heart.
  2. Print out the template.
  3. Cut the 2 spiral heart templates out and tape them to some cardstock.
  4. Chose 2 initials for the inside of the heart, and attach those templates to some cardstock.
  5. Using the templates, cut the pieces out starting from the center first.
  6. Cut a piece of backing cardstock 8.5″ x 6.25″.
  7. Score center crease at 4.25″ through the length.
  8. Attach spirals together using the opposing slits in the center of the spiral.
  9. Tape parts to your card backing to see how it opens.
  10. Make sure that the left heart spirals clockwise and the right heart spirals counter clockwise. This will maximize the spiral effect.
  11. Glue parts into backing.
  12. Glue “letters” into hearts.

Here’s a tip: If you heart spirals are catching, try shaving some material off the bottom and tops of each “heart” in the spiral. This will give each heart more room to move.



  1. Vincent at Jan 14, 2011 03:31:47

    Wow , good!

    so , whats the next one?

    hopefully its the 3d one :P

  2. Creative at Jan 14, 2011 08:57:14

    You’ll have to be patient for that one. I’m working on the couples kissing card, which isn’t trivial either… ;)

  3. Adrian at Feb 11, 2011 02:18:59

    i want to thank you for this great idea.
    Just made it and looks fantastic but not quite as good as yours ;)

    Thanks heaps :)

  4. Praew@Thailand at Feb 12, 2011 10:15:35


  5. Zer at Feb 16, 2011 05:03:06

    Hi !
    i wanna tell you all what you do is awsome !
    and thanx for every tuto you made ;P

    Just want you to continu like this :)

  6. sejal at Feb 24, 2011 12:31:54

    i just loved your card.;.!could you tell me which type of card is appropriate to make this card ….!
    i made it but the hearts are sinking down.! they arent up ..plzz help..

    • Creative at Feb 24, 2011 07:30:25

      I usually use 65lb card stock. you can buy that card stock at an office supply store like Staples. You can also use watercolor or bristol paper from an art store. Hope that helps!

  7. jun yee at Feb 26, 2011 03:44:12

    This is an awesome site! I was thinking for this design, it is possible for you to provide the template for the number “2″ and “1″. I want to make this card as a 21st birthday card for a dear friend. Many thanks!

    • Creative at Feb 27, 2011 11:06:35

      I added a template with numbers for you. I hope this works!

  8. Ruby at Jun 09, 2011 03:39:50

    You have made the most wonderful cards ive ever seen..they are very creative..& thanx alot for means alot ! :) Keep up the good work! xoxo

  9. Farzaneh at Jun 17, 2011 12:36:43

    so nice;i made it and gave it to my BF;he loved it and this beautiful card was a simple reason for us to love each other more and more;thanks a lot for all your efforts and ideas :)

  10. Ian B at Jul 07, 2011 01:26:30

    Excellent pop-up heart, as soon as I saw it I had to make it.
    It’s my 1st wedding Anniversary this weekend so it seemed appropriate. I’m lucky to work at a printers so could experiment with various types of card. In the end I used 190gsm (English weight) and laminated it to give it strength. I also modified it, hope you don’t mind. I made some panels without cut outs and put text and pictures on, still works well, everyone at work loved it, not sure about the wife yet!
    Will try and post some pics on here. How do I do that?
    Thanks again,
    look forward to trying more of your creations

  11. Ian B at Jul 18, 2011 04:00:44

    Tell me what you think

    • Creative at Jul 18, 2011 07:07:54

      Your card turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Teresa at Nov 23, 2011 06:39:20

    Hey, thank you very much! That’s a great idea and I think my boyfriend will like it a lot. :) Thank you for sharing!

    P.S.: If the hearts are sinking down just use stronger paper.

  13. gayatri at Dec 07, 2011 02:31:34

    thank u very much…ur card templates are so useful……

  14. tomz at Jan 28, 2012 04:58:21

    All I wanna say is U r work is pretty awesome…they are very innovative and of course mind blowing…:) just saw today some of ur works..:D

  15. Cheen28 at Feb 05, 2012 02:23:26

    how ca n i find the template where is it please give me a link to it please……?

    • Creative Rich at Feb 05, 2012 04:41:35

      Hi, you can find all my templates for purchase at the Template Store.

  16. Prateek Jin at Feb 05, 2012 07:41:14

    Hi i am trying to buy few templates but I dont have a pay pal account. Please tell me alternate mode of payment through Indian Credit Cards. I need 2-3 of your templates urgently before 6th Feb (my fience’s birthday). PLS HELP URGENTLY!!

  17. Roberta McLean at Feb 07, 2012 09:53:21

    Love your pop-up; watched the YouTube video several times; found the Template Store; paid for it through PayPal. Now I cannot get the template to print out. What to do…what to do?

    • Creative Rich at Feb 08, 2012 02:16:18

      Hi Roberta, You can try to download the template to your computer and view the .pdf file with Adobe Reader directly.

  18. abigail cadelina at Feb 08, 2012 02:27:00

    how can i cut the hearts its so hard

    • Creative Rich at Feb 08, 2012 03:07:15

      You can cut the hearts out with scissors. You will cut the outside heart, but it is glued down so it will not be noticeable.

  19. lu zhenyang at Feb 11, 2012 03:43:35

    can i keep printing out them template?

    • Creative Rich at Feb 11, 2012 03:48:30

      Once you purchase the template, you can download it to your computer. You can then print the template out as many times as you want.

  20. lu zhenyang at Feb 11, 2012 03:54:36

    where do i click to download it? i hard paid for it already

    • Creative Rich at Feb 11, 2012 04:13:00

      Your templates are available instantly when you log into your account at  When you login, please click on “Account and Downloads”. You will see links to your templates in the middle of the page.

  21. dror ferber at May 25, 2012 02:03:19

    super nice :)
    just bought and downloaded the spiral heart, only took me a few minutes to make (and i’m really bad at crafting :) )
    turned out really great, ty very very much.

  22. phap tran at Jun 29, 2012 01:18:23

    the template

    • Creative Rich at Jul 08, 2012 03:55:23

      You can find the template to this card in the Template Store.

  23. TJ Hisway at Jan 30, 2013 09:47:48

    Very nicely done. Your bundling the different formats is excellent. Well worth the minor prices you charge.

    • Creative Rich at Jan 30, 2013 10:40:57

      Thanks TJ. I’m glad the different formats were useful.

  24. hannah at Feb 10, 2013 10:10:31

    where is the template located?

    • Creative Rich at Feb 10, 2013 10:35:32

      Hi Hannah, You can purchase the template in the template store. Thanks!

  25. liew king yan at Mar 14, 2013 12:19:43

    I have to print it on a red paper right?

    • Creative Rich at Mar 15, 2013 01:02:13

      Hi Liew, You can print the template on any paper and use the template to cut through the cardstock of your choice. This way, you will not see any of the printing on your card. Here are some instructions on how to use your template.

  26. karen fouad at May 09, 2013 02:50:49

    hi sorry because of this silly question but how can i creat my account to buy templates

    • Creative Rich at May 11, 2013 11:40:14

      Hi Karen, If you click on “Login” on the front page, you will be taken to the registration page. Thanks!

  27. scha at May 10, 2013 07:45:25

    how can i get the template?

    • Creative Rich at May 11, 2013 11:43:18

      Hi, you can purchase the template in the template store. Just add the template to your shopping cart and check out. Thanks!

  28. Aha at May 14, 2013 10:45:44

    Hey! Your ideas are fantastic.
    i tried em out and it looks fantastic. My elder sister loved it on her wedding. Keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Looking forward for your next creations ?????????????????

  29. isabel at Jun 27, 2013 10:08:21

    yor’re sensational, I love this cards!

    • CreativeRich at Jul 03, 2013 09:06:05

      Thanks Isabel!


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