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.)

41 Responses
  1. 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!

  2. Stephanie R

    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!

  3. Angie Maciel

    ¡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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  5. 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…..

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. haydee

    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.

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  11. Stefan

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

  12. Virva Elma Ilona

    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

  13. karen

    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.