Create your own waterfall greeting card at home to share with a loved one for any occasion. All you need to get started is a batch of papers, you can use whatever color paper you like, red, blues or rainbow.
Colorful Waterfall Greeting Card
Time to gather your waterfall greeting card supplies:
- 5 pieces of paper (6cm X 6cm)
- 5 pieces (5cm X 5cm)
- one long piece of paper (6cm X 30cm)
- one piece that’s (12cm X 2cm).
- You will also need a glue stick,
- a ruler
Stick the one piece of 5cm paper in the center of the larger piece of paper leaving a 1cm gap around the edge. Take one of them and place it at the top of the long piece of paper and draw a line along the bottom. Now take a ruler and put 4 marks every 1cm from the line you drew towards the center of the long piece of paper. Using your ruler draw a line across the width of the paper at each of your marks.
Now fold the paper across each of the lines you made. The last fold which you should leave folded. Take the square cutouts you made earlier and glue them along the top and set each piece below each line that you drew. Place the 12cm X 2cm piece of paper underneath in line with the bottom two squares. Glue each side and fold them over the top of the back card but behind the squares. Now when you pull the long piece of card you should see the waterfall effect on the square cards.
Mark a dot in the center of the exposed back card and draw two lines from the dot to the bottom of the square cards. You can cut along these lines to leave you with a triangle shape to pull on. Now you can write your special message on each of the square cards!
Even though we love the square waterfall card, you can get even more personal with hearts!
Heart-filled Waterfall Greeting Card
Make your waterfall card even more special by creating love hearts instead of squares. To do that we will need to use card 5 pieces of cards that are 7cm X 7cm. We can create the heart shape by folding these cards in half. Draw half a heart shape on the folded piece of card in pencil. Cut along the line using a pair of scissors and you’ll have a heart shape instead of a square.
Create as many hearts as you need for your message. You’ll need a long piece of card that is 7cm X 29cm for the base. Place one heart at the bottom of the long piece of card and mark the top of the heart. Draw a line across the width to mark how big the heart is. Now mark on the card 1 cm towards the center for however many hearts you are using. Fold the piece of paper along each of the lines and leave the last one folded over.
Glue one heart next to each of the lines you marked. Take a small piece of card 2cm X 12cm and place it underneath the base of the card aligned with the bottom two hearts. Then glue each side of this card and fold it underneath the hearts and on top of the base. Cut the bottom of the base into a triangle and you’ll have a working waterfall heart greeting card! Write a special message for your loved ones and share the love!