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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DIY Custom Wrapping Paper & DIY Stamps

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making diy custom wrapping using a stamp you can create yourself!

This is a great way to make your gift wrapping more personal and special this christmas! It also works great for other occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving occasion.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour (for both stamp making and time letting the paper dry)


  • Craft foam that comes in sheets, I used the extra thick 1/4″ kind from Michaels, but the thinner kind should also work
  • X-Acto knife or scissors to cut the foam
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Hot glue or other adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Piece of wood to attach the stamp to
  • Acrylic paint
  • Solid colored paper that can be used for wrapping


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

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Mini Gingerbread House Gable Box Tutorial


Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a tiny gable box that looks like a gingerbread house! These are the perfect size for small gifts such as gift cards, jewelry, candy, and more.



I’ve always liked gingerbread houses (if you’ve seen a few of my Christmas tutorials like my Simple Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial, Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial, or my Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial I didn’t have to tell you that! 🙂 ) For this project, I thought a gable box might be the perfect shape to turn into a gingerbread house, and I think it worked really well.

Because this project involves an X-Acto knife, please ask someone to supervise if you are young 🙂


Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour


  • Kraft card stock paper (works great and is already gingerbread colored!)
  • White gel pen
  • Fine white glitter
  • X-Acto knife
  • Score tool
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread gable box 1/2

Gingerbread gable box 2/2


Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG file of this project available for purchase here!


Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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DIY Paper Shadowbox Nativity Scene + Free SVG Cut File!

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we are creating a paper nativity shadowbox scene! The results of this project are beautiful!

Materials needed (for the hand-cut method):

  • Card stock – the paper you use needs to have some thickness to it. I suggest white card stock for the inside and glitter or colored card stock for the stable.
  • X-acto knife
  • Fairy lights or other small lights
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1/4 inch thick foam core board or similar to put between layers


Click here to view & print the hand-cut patterns:






Free SVG files*:


Let me know if you have questions, and merry Christmas!

If you liked this SVG file, please consider checking out all of them here in my Etsy shop 🙂




*The SVG files are for your personal use only and not be transferred, sold, or given away in any way.

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