Simple Pop-up Birthday Card

This video tutorial shows how to create a birthday card that pops up! It is pretty simple as pop-up cards go.

 
There are no patterns needed for this one – the pop-ups are created by cutting slits in the card.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • Cardstock or construction paper in multiple colors
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

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Pop up Birthday Cake Card Tutorial

A new tutorial is up, showing how to create a pop-up birthday card!ย Hereย it is:

 

If you are here for the templates, here they are.
For most of these patterns you only need to trace and cut one. This excludes the candle pattern – you’ll need 4 of these – and the sign pattern – you’ll need 13 of those. I’ve written how many you’ll need of each on the pattern also.

 

Click on each file to view & print:

 

Materials:
  • The patterns above
  • Cardstock, Scrapbook paper, art paper, construction paper – any paper that is a little heavier than printer paper should work
  • Tape
  • Glue (A glue stick or glue gun is best)
  • Sharpie or other marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
The simplest way to make this card would be to trace the cake and candle patterns onto white paper, then color them in. I used multiple papers to create the cake, candles, flames, etc. This is quite a bit more work, and you’ll need to add little tabs to everything so you can attach it all together.

 

Also, if you want to make this card a little sturdier and more permanent, add tabs to cake pattern #2 and glue everything on, instead of using tape.

 

If you create this card, and you’d like to share – tag me on instagram: @essyjae ๐Ÿ™‚

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium
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