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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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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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 Butterfly Card

 

This week’s project is this pop-up butterfly card you can make for your mom or grandma for Mother’s Day!

 
Using the patterns, you’ll need to cut:

  • 2 wings
  • 5 flowers
  • 5 stars
  • 1 tag
  • 1 oval
  • 6 circles – just ignore that smaller circle, and the use the bigger one for all of them.

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Butterfly Pop-up Patterns

 

I found that hot glue worked best for glueing the wings, body, and antennas of the butterfly. For everything else, I used white glue. All paper used in this video is from JoAnn craft store.

 

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!Β HereΒ 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 πŸ™‚

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium
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