Birthday Cake Easel Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a birthday cake easel card! If you are unfamiliar with easel cards, they are cards that fold up into a upright position (like an easel) and can fold flat and go into an envelope. This diy birthday card folds to have a birthday cake standing up, and then easily folds down to go into an envelope!

This is an easy and simple card to make, great for when you may be short on time or in a pinch to find someone a gift!

Materials:

  • Card stock (you’ll need at least 4 colors)
  • Score tool (or a pen that no longer writes)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue (you’ll need something strong, I used this Tombow MONO glue which worked well – hot glue also works well!)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns (you’ll need all of them unless you want to create your own cake design. I’ve separated them out so you can easily print them on each color of paper):

Cake Easel Card_1/4

Cake Easel Card_2/4

Cake Easel Card_3/4

Cake Easel Card_4/4

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

 

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Crepe Paper Rose Tutorial

Hi everyone! In this video tutorial, we’re creating a basic rose out of crepe paper!

 

These are are pretty simple to make as crepe paper flowers go, and with a little practice you’ll be able to make them super fast. These would make a great Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Mother’s Day or Anniversary gift! I used two colors of crepe paper to make them look a bit more realistic, but feel free to use just one color if that’s what you have.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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Cute Cat and Pug Candy Holder Valentine Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your February has been great so far! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating some cute cat and pug themed valentines. These aren’t just your typical Valentine though, they have a special large pocket to hold whatever you’d like, such as candy or small gifts! These would also work for other occasions besides Valentine’s day.

 

My original design evolved a lot to become this final version. I haven’t seen anything quite like it with the pocket, and I think it turned out really fun! Sometimes running into challenges will help you create something better than what you originally had in mind.

Also, since my YouTube channel was originally named for my old pug, Mischief, it didn’t seem right that I have never done a single pug themed craft before. So we’re fixing that today πŸ™‚

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock (go with a thicker paper for this project)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Cat Pattern

Pug Pattern

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG files for these available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Easy Pop-up Birthday Cupcake Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your year is off to a good start πŸ™‚Β  In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pop-up birthday card with a cupcake inside!

 

As pop-up cards go, this card is about as easy and simple as they get, especially if you use one of the patterns.

I’ve created a few different patterns, so pick the one that works best for you πŸ™‚

Also, you don’t have to use the patterns – feel free to draw your own! The object must fold in half, and make sure the two angles on the bottom are the same as each other and the bottom is angled upwards (not straight across) like on my patterns.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials (if possible, I’ve linked to what I used):

  • Card stock (thicker, heavier weight paper works best for this) in multiple colors
  • Scoring tool or an old pen that doesn’t write anymore
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue (you can always try using other types of glue, but for a pop-up it needs to be very strong)
  • Pencil
  • Printer

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Cupcake Pop-Up – Outline

Cupcake Pop-Up – Coloring Page

Cupcake Pop-up – Separate Pieces

 

Let me know if you have questions πŸ™‚

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Cut Paper Mother’s Day Card

In this video tutorial,Β create this cut paper Mother’s Day card!

This paper cut design is filled with flowers, hearts, leaves, and hummingbirds.

 
Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: ~1.5 hours

Materials:

  • card stock, or other paper that has some thickness
  • other paper to show through the design and for the card base
  • an X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • printer
  • glue or tape adhesive
  • scissors or paper cutter

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Mother’s Day Paper Cutting Pattern

Or print and glue this design to the front of the card:

Mother’s Day Papercut Printout

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Flowerpot Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, make a cute flower pot themed card for Mother’s Day!

This card is simple to make and it would work great as a craft for kids to make!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue stick or other
  • marker or pen to draw details – I used a bronze Sharpie

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Flower Pot Card 1

Flower Pot Card 2

 

This idea was based on some cute Mother’s Day cards on Pinterest, and originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Easy Teacher Appreciation Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create this simple teacher appreciation card, so you can say thank you to your teacher for a great year!

 

This card was designed to look like a desk with school supplies and lined paper on it. Customize it by writing your teacher’s name on the top line!

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • paper in the colors of your choice
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • marker or pen

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Teacher card pattern

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Simple Award Themed Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, learn how to create a super simple and quick award themed Father’s Day card!

 

This tutorial was made with Father’s Day in mind, but it would really work for any occasion you’d like to make someone feel special! It couldn’t be easier or quicker to make, so if you’re looking for something last minute, this one’s for you!

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in red, blue, white and gold
  • marker or pen
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • circular objects to trace, one larger and one smaller

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Golf Themed Pop-Up Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a golf themed pop-up card!

 
This was created with Father’s Day in mind, but could of course be used for other occasions – just make a new cloud with your own message, instead of using the one that mentions Father’s Day.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock, construction paper, or other heavier weight paper in multiple colors
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • thin string or cord
  • pen or marker

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Golf card patterns

 

*I recommend using card stock or heavy weight paper for this card because it is a pop-up. Also, a glue stick or hot glue is best for this card – as you may have noticed, my card buckled because of the white glue.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

Feel free to ask questions if you need to πŸ™‚

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Birdhouse Mother’s Day Card Tutorial + Free Coloring Page

In this tutorial, we’re creating this birdhouse themed Mother’s Day card!

 
This card was designed so the word “Mom” shows through the heart in the front of the birdhouse. This card is very easy to make, it just takes a little time to cut out and attach the pieces.

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

There are two ways you can choose to make this card. You can cut out and use the patterns as I did in the video, or you can just print the coloring page pattern and color it.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Birdhouse card 1

Birdhouse card text

 

Click here for the free coloring page:

Birdhouse card coloring page

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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