Have you ever wanted to make your own pop-up card, but thought it might be too difficult? Making a pop-up card is surprisingly easy, and we’re here to show you the step-by-step process!
Start out by designing your card – the best part! To create your card, check out April Martell’s Printable Card tutorial here.
For our card, we used Angie Briggs’s digital scrapbooking kit Count the Ways Collection Biggie to create the front of the card, the insert, and the pop-up embellishment (we used a cute cluster of stars and hearts)!
You Will Need:
A print-out of your card design (the front of the card, the insert, and what you want to pop-up!), paper trimmer, glue, and scissors.
1. After you print out your card, use a paper trimmer to cut the excess white paper from what will be the outside of your card.
2. Use a paper trimmer to cut the excess white paper from what will be the inside (or “insert”) of your card.
3. Fold both the inside and outside of your card in half.
4. Cut two lines about an inch apart in the center of your already folded insert. Push the square forward to form a “step.”
5. Apply glue to the back of the insert of the card – make sure not to glue the pop-up “step.”
6. Assemble the card by pressing the glued back of the insert to the inside of the outside card.
7. Cut out the pop-up embellishment.
8. Attach the pop-up embellishment to the bottom half of the pop-up square using glue.
Ta-da! Above, you’ll see three different examples of pop-up cards we made using these digital scrapbooking kits:
Wishing You a Happy Birthday was made with Angie Briggs’s Count the Ways Collection Biggie; Here’s Hoping Your Halloween is Sweet… and Spooky! was made using Laura Louie’s Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie; Thank You was made with Brandy Murry’s Cottage Rose Collection Biggie.