3 Handmade Pop-Up Card Tutorials with Free Printable Template

Pop up cards are a fun alternative to your standard greeting cards. Our tutorial features 3 cards with varying levels of difficulty for new and experienced crafters.

Easy: Let’s Celebrate Card

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What You Will Need

Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark 8” x 8” Paper Pad

Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark Sentiment Toppers, Wooden Frame, Paper Blossoms, Plastic Buttons

Dovecraft 6” x 6” White Card Blank

Fiskars Lever Punch Medium - Star

Dovecraft Clear Stamp – Celebrate

Dovecraft Double Sided Tape

Dovecraft 3D foam squares

How to Make

1.  With your 8” x 8” piece of Dovecraft Bright Spark paper, score and  fold it in half and then score and fold diagonally on both sides. Score a line 5cm from the corner to the diagonal score lines on all sides. Stamp the sentiment ‘Let’s Celebrate’ in the middle of the patterned paper.

2.  Cut the 6”x 6” card down to make a 4” x 4” card, fold the paper shape closed and glue the 2 outside panels to the inside of the card blank.

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3.  Use the Fiskars star punch to make stars with different papers and add to the inside of the folded paper using foam squares. Make sure you do not stick them over any of the paper folds.

4.  With a contrasting piece of paper, cut it into a 10.1cm square and add to the front of the card. We have then used the white and blue chevron paper and cut it to 7.7cm x 8cm and stuck to the middle of card front. Then cut the green gingham paper to 6cm x 4.5cm and layered it on top of the chevron paper.

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5.  To decorate, we have used a wooden frame to the centre of the card and sentiment topper to the bottom right of the card.

6.  To finish, we added three layered colourful paper blossoms into the middle of the wooden frame and finished with a flower plastic button.

Moderate: Accordion Card

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What You Will Need

Dovecraft 6” x 6” Kraft Card Blank

Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark 8” x 8” Paper Pad

First Edition 12” x 12” Textured Cardstock

First Edition Dies – Pots & Jars

Fiskars Squeeze Punch – Large- Heart

Dovecraft Double Sided Tape & 3D foam Squares

Ribbon

Download your free ‘With Love’ text template here

How to Make

1.  Cut the card blank in half along the score line.

2.  With a piece of yellow textured paper, cut it to 24.5cm x 15cm and score at 2.5cm sections horizontally to create the concertina for the card. Stick to the kraft card using double sided tape.

3.  Cut two 15.2cm squares using the Dovecraft Bright Spark paper pack to add colour to the inside of the kraft card and to cover the edges of the middle concertina section.

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4.  Download and print the text template to cut out the words WITH LOVE using textured cardstock. We have used a mixture of different coloured textured card stock for our card and stuck them to the left hand side of the concertina panels.

5.  Punch four hearts in the same colours used for the letters and stick below the text.

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6.  We have used the multi-coloured spotted paper and cut it to 15cm x 15cm to cover the front of the card.

7.  Die cut the largest pot from the First Edition Dies – Pots & Jars set for the front of the card, stick to the centre and add eight punched hearts in coordinating colours using 3D foam squares.

8.  To finish, we have cut a piece of pink gingham ribbon to 78.7cm and wrapped it around the outside of the card and made a bow to keep the card closed.

Difficult: Belle and Boo Card

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What You Will Need

Dovecraft 6”x 6” Kraft Card Blanks

First Edition 12” x 12” Textured cardstock

Belle and Boo 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Decoupage Pad, Bunting, Wooden Frame, Clear Stamp – Sentiments

Fiskars Squeeze Punch – Large- Circle and X Large - Cloud

Dovecraft Double Sided Tape, Craft glue & 3D foam Squares

Twine

How to Make

1.  With your Dovecraft 6” x 6” kraft card, pencil a mark 6.2cm from the left and 6.5cm from the right hand side of the card, this will leave 2.5cm in the middle of the card on the score line. Make a vertical 4cm cut where your marks are, horizontally score the top and bottom, this will create the pop up section of your card.

2.  Add another kraft card blank to the outside to cover the pop up hole.

3.  Cut a piece of sky blue textured card stock to 15cm x 15.1cm to cover the card. Remember to cut around the pop up section to allow the paper to fit. Stick this to the inside of the card.

4.  To create a sun for your scene, cut a circle with yellow textured paper using the circle punch. Stick to the left hand corner and cut off the access. Add five thin 2.8cm x 0.4cm strips of yellow textured paper to create rays and stick to the outside of the circle.

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5.  Cut five clouds using the Fiskars cloud punch with First Edition white textured card stock and stick them to the blue paper. One cloud has been layered on top of the other clouds using foam squares.

6.  Cut one piece of green textured card stock to 6.2cm x 4cm and cut it to create the blades of grass. Stick this to the left side of the pop up section. With another piece of green card, cut to 6.5cm x 4cm and again, cut it to create the grass effect. Stick this to the right hand side of the pop up section.

7.  Cut a piece of twine to 33.5cm, placing it on your card so the ends wrap over to the top corners, use double sided tape to keep the ends in place. Glue the twine which is on the pop up section to keep it in place. Stick bunting flags onto the twine and add the matching bunting onto the other side. We have then cut a third piece of green card to 8cm x 4cm and cut it to make the grass. Stick this to the front of the pop up section and finish by adding the first layer decoupage image of Boo holding a balloon and stick to the centre of the pop up section.

8.  We have picked the pastel green polka dot paper from the Belle and Boo paper pad and cut it to 15cm x 14.8cm and cut around the pop up section so it fits the base of the card.

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9.  Stamp the sentiment ‘Sending Hugs’ onto a 4.2cm x 6cm piece of square paper. Once dry, stick to the back of a patterned oval frame and add to the base of the card.

10.  To decorate the outside, we have used the same green polka dot paper and cut it to 14.9cm x 14.8cm and stuck to the card with double sided tape.

11.  To finish, we have added a 20cm piece of  twine diagonally across  to the front and added five bunting pieces t on top using foam squares on the top and bottom of the triangles.

These pop up cards will impress your friends and family when they open them! Have you made a pop up card recently? We would love to see your makes in the project gallery.

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