Make a romantic printable craft symbolizing the unfolding love between the two of you with a personalized love note.
The note slowly unfolds to read:
"There is... something special... unfolding between us."
Surprise her/him if you just started dating and don't want to be too mushy yet.
You can add "There is always" if you've been together for a longer time or you can personalize each word to say what you want to say.
A heart-shaped bow and ribbon adds the final touch to a visual representation of your unfolding love.
The personalization template PDF allows you to personalize the name and words. Simply print and fold with the detailed photo instructions below.
Download the template PDF above.
Click and highlight the wording in the PDF form fields to personalize with your own names and message on the front and the back.
In Adobe Reader, select File, Print (input page number to print page 2 only) and make sure Page Scaling is set to NONE. Print page 3 on the back of page 2 by reinserting the page properly to print on the back. Since every printer is different, you may need to test print direction by drawing an arrow on the corner with a pencil. Print page 4 normally.
Use the paper clip to score the fold lines. The fold line guides are the green dashed lines. Line up the paper clip on the fold line guide, then place the ruler next to it to keep straight.
Push down and slide clip along guide lines. Repeat for each fold line.
Once all fold lines are scored, use the craft knife and ruler to cut out each piece.
When cutting, keep the cut path slightly inside of the line so that you do not see white around the edges.
After each piece is cut out, place the red ribbon pieces aside for later.
Turn over the personalized paper so that the "unfolding" text is on top. Fold in half as shown.
Fold in half again as shown. Flatten by pressing along fold with your fingernail.
Fold in half again but keep your thumb holding the bottom flush and then press to fold top. Keep bottom as flush as possible when completing fold.
Fold the red heart bow piece in half along scored line. Flatten by pressing along fold with your fingernail.
Fold the center in half along the scored line and the two bottom pieces as shown.
Insert a pen to round and shape the heart bow. Roll back and forth to curl the paper.
Repeat to curl the other side of the heart bow which is the top of the heart.
Grab the bottom and turn upside down. Use a piece of transparent tape to hold heart bow bottom together.
Push the top of the heart down and pinch the center between your fingers to curl paper evenly on both sides into a heart shape.
Fold the ribbon on the scored lines. Wrap around note with the back of the note facing up. Use a piece of double sided tape to attach ribbon.
Place another piece of double sided tape on the bottom of the heart bow and attach to ribbon on a slight angle as shown.
Curl each side of the ribbon with the pen as shown to complete.
Give your Unfolding Love craft to your special someone.
Hide it under your car seat and surprise her later in the car before going out.
Give your unfolding love over a private dinner or dessert.
Place in your sweetheart's hands before snuggling to watch a movie at home.