How to Make This
You might have trouble giving
away this beautiful origami valentine card.
It can be the place to show off
some especially beautiful origami paper.
used Aitoh™ Shinwaszome Chiyogami, which
we purchased at our local speciality artist-supply store.
shop online, search for “Aitoh.” You’ll
find a bunch of suppliers.
white side of regular origami paper might show in the slit in the large
heart. To avoid
that, you can use color
copy paper from a print shop or copy center. That's what we
used for the pink heart.
can find these items in the scrapbook- and paper-craft area of your
store and online.
stock or card kits of your choice.
We used a 4x6
card. This size
accommodates the arrow.
the large heart, half of a piece of standard
5 7/8 inch (15 cm) origami paper. Or a 6x3-inch
piece if you are using another
type of paper. See cutting
- For the small heart,
paper ¼ the size of a
standard 5 7/8 inch (15 cm) piece of origami paper, or about 3 inches
adhesive for paper.
foam strips or dots, optional. This
is what makes the cards extra 3-dimensional.
Alternatively, you could use the adhesive.
- Gold or silver glitter spray, optional. We used gold glitter.
If using glitter, allow adequate time for
your work area and for drying. Read the manufacturer’s instructions
begin this project. Please
scrap paper, not your finished card!
the origami valentine card:
the large heart using your
choice of solid-colored paper with our Basic
Heart instructions. Now, you could just spray this
heart with glitter, or wait and spray the entire finished card. Or,
skip the glitter altogether.
the small heart from patterned paper.
There are two options for folding the small
Fold the Small
Heart with Tabs.
This model has the advantage of being puffier
and of having the printed
side show in its slit, rather than white. This is what we
OR, since you
already know how...
Make another Basic
Heart starting with a 3½ inch (9 cm) square of
paper. You can find
this size in some
multi-size packs of origami paper, or cut it yourself.
the Arrow. Some
leftover paper is ideal for this.
It can be the same paper as the small heart
or a coordinating solid color.
the large heart using foam strips or dots,
If using foam, be sure
to keep it far enough away from the edge so it doesn’t show when the
viewed from different angles.
you made a small heart with tabs, glue the
tabs down to the back of the heart.
the small heart to the large heart using
adhesive or foam. Note: Again, if using foam, be
sure to keep it far
enough away from the edge so it doesn’t show when the card is viewed
adhesive to attach the arrow pieces.
the adhesive dry.
Spray the whole thing lightly with
glitter spray. If
you like, spray a
little heavier around the edges of the card.
Let it dry!
Stand back and Ooooh
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