How to Make This
easy origami valentine card can be the place to show off some
especially beautiful paper.
used Aitoh™ Shinwaszome Chiyogami, which
we purchased at our local speciality artist-supply store.
shop for this paper online, search for “Aitoh.”
find a bunch of suppliers.
scrapbook paper is another option.
has a slit that’s a neat place to hide a secret message.
your paper has a white side, it might show in the slit in the heart. If you want to avoid that,
you can use color copy paper
from a print shop or copy center, which is colored on both sides. Or use two-sided origami
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 an
“A2” kit that included
the pre-scalloped piece. The
card is 4¼ x 5½ inches. The
background behind the heart is 3 3/8 x 4¼ inches.
the 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
adhesive for paper.
foam strips or dots, optional.
This is what makes the card extra
use the adhesive.
the heart using your choice of
for folding instructions.
the card, if applicable, using adhesive.
the heart using foam strips or dots, or
If using foam, be sure to keep it far enough
away from the edge of the heart so it
doesn’t show when the card is viewed from different angles.
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