Well. I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to sharing all of these lovely Pop Up Card How To Projects before.. afterall, I have a whole section dedicated to Card Making Ideas for Kids – though these tend to generally be YOUNGER kids. And we do have a *thing* about PAPER CRAFTS. Today’e DIY Pop Up Cards are for your 7yrs+ age group – well depending on how much parental or teacher involvement there. We ADORE Pop Up Cards and love coming up with new pop up card designs and “mechanisms”! I would like to think that we have a card for almost every occassion and will certainly be adding more Pop Up Card Ideas for you over time.
If you are wondering how to make a pop up card – there are actually a number of different “mechanisms” you can use to make your card pop.. and we will share a few different ways for how to make a pop up card today. A number of the cards shown below also have pop up card templates (not all, I am sorry!!), I have indicated which do and which don’t! Hopefully you will find both pop up cards with templates and without templates inspiring.
From 2D Image to 3D Pop Up Card
The first set of Pop Up cards I am sharing with you, take a “2 D image” and with a fold, turn into into a clever 3D Pop Up Card. How to make pop up cards step by step are included in each individual post. So find the pop up card you like best, click through for step by step card making instructions!
A popular design is this how to make pop up cards heart! It is so simple and easy and yet so effective!
Similarly we have a fabulous Heart Pop Up Printable, perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays and THANK YOUs.
Father’s Day POP UP Card – 2 free designs to choose from
Next up in our pop up card tutorials are these fantastic Pop Up Emoji Cards! In this case we focussed on “get well soon” cards, but you can pick any of your favourite emojis – be it a Valentine’s Day Emoji or a simply a BBF Emoji and turn it into this easy pop up card shown here.
And a similar process.. we made a Panda Pop Up card for my daughter’s 9th Birthday! Quick and easy.
These ADORABLE Halloween Pop Up Cards have a set of handy Halloween Joke Printables – to add that finishing touch to your card.
And here I show you, how easy it is turn some favourite Easter Coloring Sheets into wonderfully personal Easter Pop Up Card Designs!
Stand Up Pop Up Card Ideas
Once you get your head around how a “stand up card” pops up, you will can make pretty much ANY design you want. They are probably one of the easiest pop up cards to make and you can combine kids’ drawings with online printables to make these.
First up in the “stand up 3d card” category are this adorable Snowman and Tree 3D Card design. They make perfect Christmas cards, but can also be used in the New Year as “Thank You” cards.
Similarly this easy flower pop up card is great as a Thank You note (to anyone, but especially teachers) but also works fabulously as a DIY Mother Day Card Pop Up.
Or how about some lovely POP UP Daffodil Cards for Mother’s Day or Teacher appreciation day?
We also adore this super cute POP UP Dress Card! Just darling!
If you are looking for designs with pop up cards templates, this Yoda Best Dad card is one of them!
… as is this super cute dog and bone Happy Birthday card, complete with Pop Up Printable.
Pop Up “Bauble” Cards
This was super quick and last minute make we did last Easter. Aren’t these “bauble” chick Pop Up Cards simply ADORABLE?! Love.
Similarly we had fun with Paper Baubles for these lovely 3D Unicorn Pop Up Cards! Includes FREE templates, but also teaches you to make your own from scratch.
A different technique – I call this an accordian paper card or a Paper fan greeting card and we have these gorgeous 3D Christmas Tree Cards!
Finally – “Other” How To Make Pop Up Card Instructions
These little Kitties are simply Purrrrrfect. They jump out and a ready to play. For this 3D Cat Card DIY, we have included a full Pop Up Card Template + Cat Puns to customise these cat cards for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthday Cards as well as Get Well Soon Cards. Easy and oh so cute.
This pop up card uses the classic “Pop Up Beak Technique” that I am sure you are familiar with from your own childhood card making sessions. They are super simple and just so fun.
Finally, I love this step by step Pop Card for Birthdays or Weddings (anniversaries??) – basically any celebration that involves a cake! Again, it is a suprisingly easy pop up card for kids to make and looks fabulous.
Other 3D Card How Tos
I wanted to add a cheeky extra “3D Card How To” sections.. these cards are not strickly speaking POP UP. Well they are not pop up.. but they are 3D and simply gorgeous and definitely worth a look.
First up, our introduction to Paper Quilling and how to make this Emoji 3D Card…
… which was based on this rather lovely paper quilled heart card for beginners.
And we also have a LOVELY Quilled Christmas Tree Card version too.
Again.. not a pop up card, but gorgeous non the less.. check out our Paper Woven Chick & Egg Cards for Easter!
I hope you will agree that these make great Pop Up Cards for Kids and that hopefully your kids will have LOTS of fun making these!