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Pillow Heart Card

Create a three dimensional pillow heart card using authentic Yuzen paper that feels like silk! Based on a traditional "paper quilting" technique originally from Japan, this card is quick and easy to make.

Follow a few simple instructions and you will be on your way to making beautiful heartfelt cards!


Blank greeting card (Strathmore Watercolor Card)
1 sheet gold metallic origami paper cut 4" x 6" (Yasutomo item number 4407)
1 sheet authentic Yuzen origami paper (Yasutomo item number 4312)
Thin chip board cut into a heart shape (The same board in the origami pacakging!)
Thin packing foam (available at Staples)
Tape runner adhesive (permanent)
Red metallic Mizuhiki paper cord
Die Cut "Love" (or use a rubber stamp or print out the word from your computer)


  • Cut out the heart shape from the chip board with a die cutter such as the Sissix or Accucut or use an Exacto knife to cut out the shape. There are also pre-cut die shapes available at craft and scrapbook stores.
  • Using the tape runner, apply a little adhesive to the front of the chipboard heart and attach the thin foam. Cut the foam around the heart shape.
  • Glue the foam side to the back of the Yuzen paper. Cut 1/2" all the way around the heart.
  • Create notches about 1/4" apart all the way around the heart on the Yuzen paper.
  • Apply glue to the outer edges of the heart. This is where you will glue the edges of the paper down.
  • Go around the heart and glue the notched edges to the back of the heart. The notches will make it easier to go around the curved edges.
  • Punch two small holes at the back of the heart. Insert the Mizuhiki ends through the back to the front of the heart. Tie off at the front and trim.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 August 2010 13:29

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