Make These Graceful Linked Heart Crafts for Handmade Greeting Cards

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These linked heart crafts are great for handmade Mother's Day cards.

They also make quite memorable Wedding Cards.

The hearts tumble out of the card once it is opened by the recipient!

One of the best things is that the linked hearts can be removed and hung by the tassel as a decoration.

They are great to have hanging in an office, everyone who walks by seems to comment on them!

NOTE: This card uses the heart template from, "Learn to Draw a Heart and Make Your Own Templates".

Make dangling hearts for Mother's Day Cards or Wedding Cards


  • Dark colored card-stock (12" x 12")
  • Light colored card-stock (7" x 10")
  • Patterned paper (12" x 12")
  • Embroidery thread or yarn for tassel (optional)
  • Tassel (optional) 

Here's a great YouTube video on how to make tassels. They are extremely easy to make!

  • Ribbon (optional)


  • Glue
  • Repositionable Glue dots (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Heart template (made from the heart template tutorial)
  • Heart hole punch (optional, but always great for any heart crafts)

At A Glance:

  • Cut out 3 solid colored linked hearts
  • Cut out 1 solid colored whole heart
  • Cut out 8 patterned linked hearts
  • Cut out 1 patterned whole heart
  • Hole punch 6 tiny hearts (or cut out by hand)
  • Card stock (cut to 7" x 10")
  • Make 1 tassel (see link above for tutorial)

Make heart templates
Make heart templates for these graceful dangling heart crafts. They are great for Mother's Day Cards or Wedding Cards


  • Fold the template in half.
  • Draw a line inside (A).


  • Cut out the inside part.

Draw a heart template to create these whimsical cards
These handmade heart cards have a great artistic design


  • Trace around template to create the left lobe of the heart (A).
  • Place the template on the right, down and over, in relation to the left lobe (B & C).
  • Draw around it to create the right lobe.


  • Connect the lines to make a complete new playful heart template.
  • Cut out the new template. 

How to make playful hearts in this heart craft tutorial
These Heart Crafts make great Wedding Cards and Mother's Day Cards

Dark Colored Paper (ONE):

  • Place template on the paper
  • Tape to keep secure
  • Trace
  • Cut out

You will need . . .

  • Three dark colored linked hearts.
  • One dark colored whole heart.

Patterned Colored Paper (TWO):

  • Place template on the paper
  • Tape to keep secure
  • Trace
  • Cut out

You will need . . .

  • Eight patterned paper linked hearts (4 sets).
  • One patterned paper whole heart.

Glue the patterned paper hearts back to back.

Even though each set was cut out together for exactness, sometimes they still don't match up exactly. If this happens, trim off excess white edges (A).

These heart crafts are super adorable for Mother's Day Cards and Wedding Cards
  • Hole punch 6 tiny hearts (A) (cut out by hand, if you don't have a heart hole puncher).

Tip: A heart hole puncher is really nice tool to have. I use mine all the time for my heart crafts!

  • Cut a slice in the top left corner of the 3 patterned hearts (B).
  • Link hearts together, alternating solid with patterned (C).
  • Glue a tiny heart onto the front and one on the back, directly over each sliced area to hide the cuts and re-secure (D).

Make these handmade Mother's Day cards with dangling hearts that tumble out when opened

Make a heart for the top of the card.

  • Glue a solid colored heart that has the middle cut out on top of a complete patterned heart (A).

Make a heart for the inside of the card.

  • Glue a patterned colored heart that has the middle cut out on top of a complete solid heart (B).

Make your own heart templates to use in creating these heart crafts

Glue the strip of ribbon across the top front of the card.

Glue the heart on the front.

Alternate method if you don't have ribbon for your heart crafts  . . .

Heart crafts tutorial
Heart crafts tutorial


Hold the strip of paper down and tear to the left (A), and upwards (B), to create torn edges with white showing.


Glue the torn strip across the top of the card.

Glue completed heart on the front.

These heart craft cards are super adorable. When the cards are opened, the hearts tumble out
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Favorite Product Used for This Project: Repositionable Zots brand of glue dots are for those special times when you need to temporarily hold something. I have found that the Zots brand holds better than the Glue Dots brand.

They are a lot like the glue dots that hold on credit cards or perfume samples in magazines. These particular Zots are about the size of a dime, and they come in other sizes.

They come with free shipping, if purchased as an add on item with Prime.

Great for artistic crafters!

Here you go . . . 

Here's a list of a variety of sizes . . .

Repositionable Glue Dots

Glue the solid, framed, heart down (that you previously made) onto the inside of the card (A).

  • Place the tassel over, and around, the tiny heart on the top left corner (B)
  • Glue the top linked heart at (C & D) with repositionable glue dots on the inside of the card.

Tip: The repositionable glue dots (Zots is the recommended brand) enables the recipient to remove the dangling hearts without damaging them. They simply lift the glue dot, along with the bottom heart, off of the paper and then peel the dot off of the back. They leave no residue or trace. Simply place a note in the greeting card telling them the hearts are removable to hang anywhere. 

This allows the hearts to be hung by the tassel for decoration!

How to create these heart crafts, they tumble out when the recipient opens the card.
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  • Arrange the hearts by carefully pulling into one another and placing inside the card.

The envelopes were made to match the cards by using the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Just grab a sheet of paper that you used and quickly make an inexpensive envelope.

FAVORITE PRODUCT USED: This Envelope Punch Board by Memory Makers is super easy, saves money and allows you to customize envelopes for all of your cards. It makes 66 different sizes of envelopes. Best of all, it's fun!

Hope you enjoyed making this Linked Heart Crafts Card!

Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!


~~~Samantha Mariah

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