Happy Valentine’s day Everyone!  This is my favorite pop up card making holiday of the year.  Here is the card I made this year for my wife.  I wanted to surprise her, so that is why I am posting it now.  I’m sorry that it will be too late for most of you to make it this year.  So here’s the idea behind the card.  As with many of my pop up cards, I like to make cards that are animated or move.  I wanted to try a new twisting technique so I decided to make a heart that twists as you open the card.  So the original idea was to make a single heart that twisted as you opened the card.  Do any of you have “design creep” when you make a craft?   Well, I then decided to make 2 hearts turn together, and then thought it would be nice to add some words or a kissing couple to the hearts.  It ended up taking much longer to design this card than I had planned.  Isn’t that always the case?  Here is what the card looks like:

This is the card with “I <3 You” in the center.

This is the card with the kissing sweethearts in the center.

This is the card when closed.  I’ve added some hearts and a heart clasp to the outside.

The images really don’t do it justice to how this card opens.  Take a look at this video and watch how the hearts twist when the card is opened.

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The hearts only twist 90 degrees, so it’s not that noticeable.  Can you think of other things that you could attach to the hearts so that they “twist” together?

The template is available at my Template Store.

You can view the tutorial for this card here: Twisting Hearts pop up card tutorial.

Let me know what you think about this card.   I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s day.  If you made one of my pop up cards I’d love to hear about your recipient’s reaction.


  1. Jeanne at Feb 15, 2012 08:30:14

    I love all of your cards. I have made a few of your templates over a year ago. It is about time you created templates to sell. You have worked so hard to think and create something beautiful as this! I am proud of you.


    • Creative Rich at Feb 16, 2012 04:58:29

      Thanks Jeanne!

  2. prabhash at Feb 16, 2012 04:33:34

    Hi, can upload the tutorial of this card, so that it would be easy for me to make one.I bought ur template but i cant understand it.

    • Creative Rich at Feb 16, 2012 05:00:33

      Hi Prabhash, I put the video tutorial up on youtube already. I’ll put a post on the instructions soon!

  3. aina at Feb 16, 2012 08:14:01

    once again……..u did a wonderful job ………hats off for u………
    thanks for sharing……..

    • Creative Rich at Feb 16, 2012 03:13:04

      Hi Aina, Thanks!

  4. KAREN at Feb 16, 2012 07:51:04

    I like so much Thanks…

  5. Tami B at Feb 16, 2012 07:57:50

    These are great and I really love the kissing couple!

  6. Naf at Feb 17, 2012 08:04:08

    C’est superbe ces amoureux qui s’embrassent ! Quelle belle idée. Vous avez bien du talent. Compliments

    It’s great that these lovers kiss! What a great idea. You have much talent. compliments

  7. Stéfane at Apr 24, 2012 10:43:14

    Hi! i´m from Brasil and i want the moulds that you use…cause i need them so much!!! please!!!
    Everything you made is wonderful!!!

  8. muzihan at May 26, 2013 01:50:24


  9. nathaliya hettiarachchi at Jun 03, 2014 02:34:55

    how is mark card?
    pls help me


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