Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card: Twisting Hearts Tutorial

Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card: Twisting Hearts Tutorial

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s day.  I know this is a few days late, but here are the instructions on how to make the twisting hearts popup card.  Here are two images of the finished card.  The hearts twist 90 degrees when the card is opened.  This tutorial will have instructions on how to make both versions.   Assembling the hearts so that they rotate is a little tricky so you will want to watch the video.  I didn’t have time to edit this video down, so it’s a little long (16 min).

Here is the image of the card with the kissing couple:


Here is the image of the card with “I <3 You” in the center:

The instructions can be viewed in this video:

Here are step by step instructions:

  1. Purchase the template from the store here: Twisting Hearts Template.
  2. Use the templates to cut out the inside and outside of the card from card stock.  You can view my tips on using templates post for more help.
  3. Score the card along the dotted lines as indicated.  If you are using a knife to score, score the all lines on the back of the card except for the 2 vertical lines in the middle of the hearts.  I have written “Score top” next to these lines.  You will want to score on top of the card for these 2 lines.
  4. Fold the scored lines.  For all of the lines where you scored the backside, you will want to fold the card upwards, or use a valley fold.  Fold the 2 lines you scored on top, downwards, or use a mountain fold.
  5. This is where it’s a little tricky.   You may want to watch the video for this.  Fold the 2 sides of the cards inwards, while folding all of the lines you scored, and folded earlier, in the middle of the hearts.  The hearts should twist 90 degrees as you fold the 2 sides inwards.
  6. Glue the tops of the hearts together.
  7. Insert the inside card into the outside cover using thee heart cutouts on each corner of the outside cover.
  8. Fold the flaps a few times back and forth to make the creases looser.  This will make your card open up more consistently.
  9. For the “I <3 You” version, glue the parts on the side of the heart.  I have also included letters if you want to glue your initials into the hearts.
  10. For the Kissing Couple version, glue the boy and girl to the side of the heart.  You will want to test this using tape first.  Make sure that the couple kisses when the card is opened.  Fold the flaps a few times more if necessary.  Once you have the couple aligned correctly, you can glue them in place. They boy’s foot may catch on the bottom of the card.  You will want to glue the inside card to the backing at the point where the boy’s foot catches.  This will help the boy’s foot slip over the edge of the inside card.
  11. Glue the hearts to the front side of the card and any other clip art to customize your card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


  • mientje
    Posted at 16:28h, 16 February Reply

    I like this card,its very beautiful

  • Michela by Italy
    Posted at 17:27h, 16 February Reply

    Always beautiful!

  • Michela by Italy
    Posted at 17:28h, 16 February Reply

    Ma non sono più gratis?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 06:02h, 17 February Reply

      Sorry, they are not free anymore 🙁

      • marianne santos
        Posted at 07:39h, 18 February Reply

        do you still have free templates ?

        • Creative Rich
          Posted at 11:35h, 20 February Reply

          Unfortunately, the templates are no longer free.

          • anthony bowen
            Posted at 14:32h, 17 October

            oie yo quiero los moldes como hago

  • Gretcheina Myers
    Posted at 18:08h, 16 February Reply

    This is the coolest Valentine ever!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • Sue W
    Posted at 18:19h, 16 February Reply

    Love the card, Rich! ;oD Just got the files and will use this one next year. Used the other Valentine’s cards you did, this year, and they were a big hit! Thank you for all your hard and wonderful work.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 19:48h, 16 February Reply

    This is very pretty! Your tutorial is great. You are an excellent instructor.:)

  • Susan
    Posted at 22:15h, 16 February Reply

    I love the card. I think you are very good at what you do. Keep on inspiring us all and I look forward to you next tutorial.

  • Maria Isabel Frontanilla
    Posted at 05:54h, 17 February Reply

    Hi, I think this may sound kind of silly, but how can i buy this template? It’s on my cart already but i don’t know what else i should do. Help me please 🙂

  • prabhath perera
    Posted at 10:31h, 17 February Reply

    its not free anymore.. but thanks lot for being able to take all templates ealy..

    • sam
      Posted at 16:51h, 17 February Reply

      @prabhanth perera
      can i have those templates? please.. im just 13 years old. i cant afford those templates. but i wish to make them by myself. :(… last time i just printed it out and i didnt save it.. PLEASE?

  • roberta
    Posted at 17:16h, 17 February Reply

    this is really a wonderful card! It’s a pity you’ve posted it too late! I can use the template next year.

  • karla
    Posted at 07:54h, 19 February Reply

    where to cut with the drawings

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 11:48h, 20 February Reply

      The template to this card can be found at the store: Template Store.

  • Crystal
    Posted at 20:54h, 20 February Reply

    can u plz make it free for a day i dont have a credit card and i am very good at art and i made the template myself but it got ripped so plz can u make it free i only need this template


  • suzy
    Posted at 18:25h, 29 February Reply

    how to get the template ?

  • Linh
    Posted at 01:40h, 06 March Reply

    tôi ? Vi?t Nam, tôi có th? tìm ki?m th? ? ?âu?

  • raj
    Posted at 08:46h, 17 June Reply

    Will you sale the cards or templates along?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 09:04h, 17 June Reply

      Hi Raj. I only sell the templates. Thanks for visiting!

  • daniela
    Posted at 12:44h, 21 June Reply

    please I need the mold of 3D heart card to print

  • okluver
    Posted at 12:22h, 14 August Reply

    ayudemne con los moldes que no se cuales son porfis

  • yarely peres
    Posted at 16:24h, 22 September Reply

    :C que mal :C necesito los moldes T_T
    me urgen pero no puedo comprarlos :S :C

  • Priscilla Len
    Posted at 06:04h, 18 December Reply

    Hi, I would like to know the template is printed on A4 size paper?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 08:01h, 18 December Reply

      Hi Priscilla, The templates are designed for 8.5″ x ll” paper, but it should be close enough for A4 sized paper.

  • Lett
    Posted at 21:42h, 03 February Reply

    hw 2 by the model map?

  • moni
    Posted at 13:39h, 04 February Reply

    me podrias ayudar a ser la carta el q dice i love u

  • Vanesa castillo
    Posted at 13:46h, 04 February Reply

    this page is beautiful , i want free templates pleaseeee

  • emily
    Posted at 03:58h, 06 February Reply

    HI 🙂
    i used the a-4 paper to have a try
    but i found that it is too soft and the heart cannot “stand”

  • Jeanne
    Posted at 12:49h, 14 February Reply

    Hi Emily, try a thicker paper it would hold the heart up.

  • Elisa
    Posted at 15:58h, 25 August Reply

    ola, vc poderia enviar o molde pra o email , sou do Brasil. Obrigada

  • Elisa
    Posted at 15:58h, 25 August Reply

    hello, could u send the template to the email, I’m from Brazil. Thank you

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 10:56h, 28 August Reply

      Hi Elisa, Can you email me your order number? Thanks!

    Posted at 13:31h, 18 December Reply

    hola… disculpa aun vendes las plantillas… Me interesa mucho

  • Jocelyn Velasquez
    Posted at 16:19h, 20 January Reply

    i bought the template how can i download now?

  • quochuy
    Posted at 08:25h, 19 October Reply

    hello, could u send the template to the email, I’m from Vietnam. Thank you

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:30h, 20 October Reply

      Hi Quochuy, Please send me your order number and I can help you download the file. Thanks!

  • shonika
    Posted at 00:04h, 10 February Reply not getting the twist in the middle of hearts.up to which point i need to move scissor?hearts are cut up to point or jus above the point?plz xpln..

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 08:00h, 10 February Reply

      Hi Shonika, I don’t quote understand the problem yo are having. I hope the video helps.

  • Michael john Miranda
    Posted at 09:54h, 14 February Reply

    How do I go about getting this

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