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Make a great heart book from one sheet of paper.  We love it for poetry & to say "I love you."  It is also a fun invitation & a great place to store photos of special people, cats, etc.  Be patient on steps 3 & 4.  By your second book, it will be easier to divide the paper into three parts.  Try more books!      Visit our thanking section!

 

1.  Hold 8 1/2 x 11" paper vertically.

 

2. Fold paper in half (top to bottom).

3. Begin to fold paper in even thirds, creating diagonal edges.
4. Complete folding paper in 3 equal parts. You have two diagonal edges to form the bottom of the heart. 5. Sketch lines to make the largest heart possible. Trim away upper right and upper left corners.   6. This leaves you with a heart in many connected layers . . .

 

7. unfold the connected heart shapes . . .

 

8. separate pages by carefully cutting between 2 heart shapes.  Then, begin folding the hearts back & forth, as you would fold a paper fan... 

  

9. You now have a six-page heart book!  Great for poetry, drawings, collages & more.  A super card when you want something unique for a special person!

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