Easy Pop-up Birthday Cupcake Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your year is off to a good start 🙂  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 🙂

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 🙂

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Paper Birthday Cake Slice Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this birthday cake slice box out of paper!


This box is so cute and is the perfect size to fill with treats, such as candy, or other small gifts.


Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes


  • Card stock paper (this project works best with paper that has a little thickness) in multiple colors (I used cream colored paper for the cake part of the box, pink for the frosting, and pink sprinkle paper for the top and back)
  • crepe paper for the frosting on the edge, I use this kind in white
  • paper straws (for the candles)
  • glue (I prefer hot glue for this because it holds fast and strong)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • a tool to score with, I use this one


Click here to view & print the patterns:

Birthday cake slice box 1

Birthday cake slice box 2


Have a cutting machine? The SVG cut file for this project is available for purchase here


Let me know if you have any questions 🙂





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Flower Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create a flower shaped box out of paper!

This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but this box would make a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or for anyone who likes flowers! Its small size is great for filling with candy or other small gifts, such as jewelry, and being handmade makes it even more special 🙂

This project works best with paper that is a bit thicker than regular paper, such as card stock or construction paper.


Click here to view and print the patterns:

Flower box patterns

Flower box pattern 2


Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy



If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.


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Pop up Birthday Cake Card Tutorial

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


  • 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 🙂


This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium
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