Be still my heart! This tulip in a heart card is the cutest card your kids can make, either for Valentine’s day or mother’s day.
Open up the card and a heart will reveal itself, along with a nice 3D pop up tulip flower.
This is one of those crafting projects that can certainly be done without a template, but as we get asked for them a lot, we though it’s best to include one (you can grab it at the end of the tutorial) and also explain how to make one without the use of the template. It’s really simple.
This card has just enough room on it to also scribble your very own personal message on it. Kind and warm words for a friend. Silly and adorable for the secret crush. Kind and from the heart words for mother’s day. There’s a ton of options and whatever the occasion may be, this tulip pop up cards will always be well received.
How to Make a Tulip in a Heart Card (with our without our template)
What you need
- our printable template (you can grab it at the very end of this tutorial)
- construction paper for heart (pinks, reds or any color really)
- paper for flower (any color) regular print paper or construction paper are both ok
- green paper or green marker
Paper clips are great to hold the cards closed shut.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Step by Step How to Instructions
If you decided to work with our template, print it out on regular print paper. You could also print it on heavier print paper and color in all the parts to use in this project.
If you are working wihtout our template, I recommend folding a sheet of construction paper in half and cutting out the heart. Draw half the heart shape next to the fold and cut it out, so you get the whole symmetric heart shape once you unfold it.
If you are working without the template, make a smaller heart than your first one and glue it inside.
Let’s make the flower
Trace the tulip flower shape on paper. You will need to trace it a few times, the more shapes the better (we had 6). You can use the same color for all of them, or make it multicolor.
Without the template, you will make the tulips the same way you did the hearts, as the thing that is important is to make them symmetrical. Fold the paper and cut out “half tulip” shape. Use the first one as stencil for others or, if you are working with thin paper (print paper) you can cut multiple layers at time, making more tulip flowers in one go.