Skip the store and learn how to make a pop up card at home. These are so fun to make and receive. Get creative and make a pop card for any occasion.
How to make a pop up card
There is something so fun and whimsical about a pop up card. I have always loved these cards but boy can they be pricey at the store!
We are going to show you how to make a pop up card that is super easy. This is a great DIY to do together with the kids.
Get started today and make one all year long for special occasions, holidays and more.
Tips for pop up cards diy:
I like to cut the outside color of paper to 8.5 x 6 and the inside color to 8 x 5.5. This will allow the card to fit into a 6X4 envelope for mailing it!
If you plan to mail these cards or just want them to easily to fit inside a standard card envelope, I would suggest doing the same.
I like to make the inside color slightly smaller so it will create a banner around the inside of the card. I used paper edging scissors to give the inside color a fun design but you can use regular scissors as well if you like.
Supplies needed for diy pop up card:
- 2 Pieces of Paper ( You can also use card stock or construction paper) colors of your choice. I’m using blue and white for this card.
- Scissors and Edging Scissors (Optional)
- Glue – A glue stick will work as well
- Sharpies or Markers (for decorations)
- Stickers or Washi Tape (for decorations)
How do you make a pop up?
First, cut the 2 pieces of paper to make the card. I like to cut the outside paper (blue) to 8.5 x 6 and the inside paper (white) to 8 x 5.5. This will allow the card to fit into a 6X4 envelope for mailing it.
Then take the inside color and fold it in half lengthwise. On the middle crease just created, draw 4 lines measuring 4 cm, 3 cm, 2 cm and 1 cm.
I made each of these lines approximately 2 cm apart and they are 3 cm from the top and the bottom of the paper.
Then gently cut on this lines. Fold the rectangles back on both sides to create the creases.
Then open up the middle insert and push these rectangles forward and fold them down gently to create the birthday cake on the side of the card.
Now decorate the birthday cake with the markers and the stickers. This is a great time to write a happy birthday message as well.
Next, fold the outside color paper in half lengthwise.
Finally glue the middle insert onto the outside color with the glue.
How do pop up cards work?
The tabs created above allow the card to close flat but to “pop up” when opened. This is a blast to make and so fun to receive.
The layers of paper create such a neat card and work for any occasion all year long. I know that I love receiving homemade cards and gifts.
This is such a fun and easy pop up cards tutorial!
That’s it! You can now decorate the front of the card if you would like as well.
This is a fun and easy card that everyone loves receiving as well! Make one today and let us know how it turns out.
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Make a DIY pop up card today!
Use this free template and make a fun diy pop up card. You can use card stock or regular paper. Just use what you have!
This cute pop up card is perfect for Mother’s Day, Christmas cards and much more.
Add your personal touch by getting creative with finishing touches. This is one of our favorite card ideas and it is simple and easy.
If you love to craft and make things, this is a great DIY to try. It is so easy and fun. Use this card to brighten someone’s day and put a smile on their face. Often people just need to know someone cares and one of these cards is a great way to show love to someone.
Who do you plan to make a card for? This is such a fun activity.
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