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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Easy Pop-up Birthday Cupcake Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your year is off to a good start ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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

Materials:

  • 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 purchaseย here

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

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Mini Greeting Card & Envelope Tutorial

Newย tutorial! This week we’re making these adorable miniature cards and envelopes!

 
These can be made into pop-up cards, birthday cards, and more. These are the perfect size to give along with a flower arrangement or to anyone who loves miniature things!

You can, of course, make any kind of card, but in this video, I show ideas for a birthday card, pop-up card, and valentine.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

mini cards envelopes pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, here is the patterned paper I used
  • Something to score with, I used this
  • glue stick or other
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • markers or pens to decorate, if you’d like

 

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!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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