Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card: Spiral Heart Tutorial

Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card: Spiral Heart Tutorial

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.


  • Vincent
    Posted at 03:31h, 14 January Reply

    Wow , good!

    so , whats the next one?

    hopefully its the 3d one 😛

  • Creative
    Posted at 08:57h, 14 January Reply

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

  • Adrian
    Posted at 02:18h, 11 February Reply

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

    Thanks heaps 🙂

  • Praew@Thailand
    Posted at 22:15h, 12 February Reply


  • Zer
    Posted at 05:03h, 16 February Reply

    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 🙂

  • sejal
    Posted at 00:31h, 24 February Reply

    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
      Posted at 07:30h, 24 February Reply

      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!

  • jun yee
    Posted at 03:44h, 26 February Reply

    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
      Posted at 11:06h, 27 February Reply

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

  • Ruby
    Posted at 03:39h, 09 June Reply

    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

  • Farzaneh
    Posted at 12:36h, 17 June Reply

    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 🙂

  • Ian B
    Posted at 13:26h, 07 July Reply

    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

  • Ian B
    Posted at 04:00h, 18 July Reply

    Tell me what you think

    • Creative
      Posted at 19:07h, 18 July Reply

      Your card turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Teresa
    Posted at 06:39h, 23 November Reply

    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.

  • gayatri
    Posted at 02:31h, 07 December Reply

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

  • tomz
    Posted at 16:58h, 28 January Reply

    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

  • Cheen28
    Posted at 02:23h, 05 February Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 16:41h, 05 February Reply

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

  • Prateek Jin
    Posted at 19:41h, 05 February Reply

    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!!

  • Roberta McLean
    Posted at 21:53h, 07 February Reply

    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
      Posted at 02:16h, 08 February Reply

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

  • abigail cadelina
    Posted at 02:27h, 08 February Reply

    how can i cut the hearts its so hard

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 03:07h, 08 February Reply

      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.

  • lu zhenyang
    Posted at 15:43h, 11 February Reply

    can i keep printing out them template?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 15:48h, 11 February Reply

      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.

  • lu zhenyang
    Posted at 15:54h, 11 February Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 16:13h, 11 February Reply

      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.

  • dror ferber
    Posted at 02:03h, 25 May Reply

    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.

  • phap tran
    Posted at 01:18h, 29 June Reply

    the template

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 03:55h, 08 July Reply

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

  • TJ Hisway
    Posted at 21:47h, 30 January Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 22:40h, 30 January Reply

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

  • hannah
    Posted at 10:10h, 10 February Reply

    where is the template located?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 10:35h, 10 February Reply

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

  • liew king yan
    Posted at 00:19h, 14 March Reply

    I have to print it on a red paper right?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 01:02h, 15 March Reply

      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.

  • karen fouad
    Posted at 14:50h, 09 May Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 23:40h, 11 May Reply

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

  • scha
    Posted at 07:45h, 10 May Reply

    how can i get the template?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 23:43h, 11 May Reply

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

  • Aha
    Posted at 10:45h, 14 May Reply

    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 ?????????????????

  • isabel
    Posted at 22:08h, 27 June Reply

    yor’re sensational, I love this cards!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 21:06h, 03 July Reply

      Thanks Isabel!

  • sbchica
    Posted at 05:48h, 03 December Reply

    Hi Rich – I just made this card and love it.

    One of the things I’ve noticed when downloading, then printing your templates is the print is not dark even though I have plenty of ink in my printer. This particular template of “spiraling hearts” I noticed the ink was “red”, but it came out so light pink that I only noticed by accident. I looked at it through natural sunlight and could barely see the red/pink print ! I had to trace the template as best I could.

    Is there someway that you can change your templates to all “BLACK” ink so that my printer can print it? I tried to do this myself on the print mode, but couldn’t find a place for me to click on so I could change it. Thanks again!

    I’m using spiraling hearts for a wedding shower and/or for the actually wedding. Thanks Again!

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