DIY Animated Walkthrough Paris Card for Valentine’s Day Craft

Here is a little animated card based on my Paper City Paris design. Just pull the tab and watch the people walk down the street. It might even be fun for a Valentine’s Day card!

I actually got the idea for this card a few months ago, but I never had the time to figure it all out. Then recently, my editor sent me a wonderful Pop-Up Cards book by Mari Kumada, and there were instructions for a sliding card in it. (Great book by the way. Tons of cool card ideas!)

If you’d like to try making one, there is a printout below, and also a short how-to video.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Click on the image below, then print. (I used matte photo paper, but any paper will work.)


  1. January 30, 2013 at 10:49 am

    wonderful!!!!! I <3 it thanks fer sharing it

  2. joanna
    January 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    je taime mon petit paris! adore. merci!

  3. January 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I love your collection of couples :)

  4. Nathalie
    January 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Love it, TFS!

  5. Jan
    January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Absolutely charming! You are so creative.

  6. January 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I am so very happy every time I see a post by you! This is such a fun and lovely card/toy! Thank you for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. February 1, 2013 at 3:35 am

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  8. February 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I made this yesterday. I loved making it. I want to make a ton of them!! Great craft. Thanks for sharing!

  9. February 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks everybody!!

  10. February 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I've made three for my different couple friends! Thank you so much for sharing, Joe =) Perhaps you can one day make one with the Singapore skyline!

  11. Stephanie R
    February 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Joel, you are amazing! My husband took me to Paris as a surprise this year for our anniversary. This will be the perfect Valentine's Day card. Merci!

  12. Crystal
    February 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    love! now please do Holland!

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  14. February 20, 2013 at 6:17 am

    All that you make it´s WONDERFUL, Joel. We love your job, and you make us happy : ] !!!!!

  15. Angie Maciel
    February 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    ¡Excelente idea! ¡Felicidades por algo tan bello y delicado! Me cae de perlas par el próximo aniversario de bodas número 25 de mi hermano. ¡Gracias! Sigo al pendiente de tus novedades.

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  17. February 26, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Wow thanks...This is very unique and creative! I have never received and even seen a card like this before. Since my husband and I are going to be celebrating our 10th year anniversary this April, I think I read your post just in time. The video you posted was very helpful too. I guess I am going to try to make one of this too, thanks for your print-out. Now printing.....

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  19. February 26, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I just discovered your blog through a friend and I am very fascinated about your way of design and of course - about the results. Thank you for sharing so many of your ideas for free. Greets, Katja

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  22. March 18, 2013 at 3:26 am

    hello Joel, what a beautiful things you made of paper! I loved your paper city's and the animals. My daughters are fan of these things. I mentioned you on my blog hopefully many dutch people read this en look at your site! Have a nice day!

  23. April 9, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Dear joel, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas & work! I'll be trying this Paris card. Have a great day! Thank you soooooooooooooo much!

  24. April 10, 2013 at 1:01 am

    ¡Genial! Muchas gracias

  25. haydee
    April 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I loved your Walkthrough Paris Card. I'm thinking to use it as Madeline's party Invitation card. Thank you so much for sharing. Your work is beutiful.

  26. April 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Wow my brownie guides are going on a Around the World Cruise, this will be perfect to make when we reach France :))

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  28. June 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    This is wonderful. I'm going to make one for my boyfriend's birthday, since we'll be in Paris!

  29. Stefan
    September 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This is awesome! :) And also it can be awesome gift.. Just tell me, what is the size of paper where this is printed.. A4?

    1. September 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks! It's just printed on a standard 8.5x11 inches sheet.

  30. October 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    J´aime Paris! Ich liebe Paris! I love Paris - i´ve been there about 30 times. And I love your beautiful card!

    1. October 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Thomas! Joel

  31. Grace
    October 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I really love it! Now, I will print and give this to my fiance! :* God bless always!

    1. October 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Excellent, and congratulations! Thanks Grace!

  32. Virva Elma Ilona
    December 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

    So cool! I am so gonna do this, just replace the people with a photo of my friend who has always wanted to travel to Paris. That will be her christmas present: a Paris walk-through! :D Thanks Joel, you're the best, thank you so much for doing and sharing all this!! <3

    1. December 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Thanks again Virva! I really like your idea of using photos of your friends. That will look awesome!

  33. December 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    So creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

  34. karen
    December 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Wow, I just had to stop whatever I was going to do and make this card. So cute and so much fun. Thank you for your wonderfully creative website and for sharing so generously.

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