You will need:
- Card stock or scrapbook paper (2 sheets per card)
- 2 pencils
- Glue stick
- Stickers (optional)
Follow these steps to make a simple card, then decorate it any way you’d like! Stickers are fun to use, but you can also hand-letter or draw your own designs. Make larger or smaller cards by using different paper sizes. You can also cut the inside or outside paper smaller to make a border.
Fold a piece of card stock in half lengthwise. This will be the inside of your card. Use the side of a pencil to crease the folded edge.
Lay the pencil on the center of the fold as shown. Use the second pencil to trace a line about 2 inches long on either side.
Repeat step 2 on either side of the center marks, centering the pencil each time. Cut along the pencil lines.
Open the card and fold the strips the opposite way, as shown.
Fold the other sheet of card stock or paper in half. Apply glue to the back of the inside card, and attach it to the outside card.
Press stickers onto card stock. Cut around the stickers, leaving a border. Glue to the pop-up strips. Finish by decorating the front of the card.
- If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.
- You sparkle and shine, Valentine.
- True blue—that’s you!
- Our friendship keeps on blooming!
- We’re two peas in a pod.
- You make life sweet!
At a loss for words? Use some of these sayings in your pop-up cards.