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Pop Up Birthday Card

Learn how to make a pop up birthday cake card - can also be created as a wedding cake card or stacked birthday gift card!
Active Time20 mins


  • A5 sheet of paper
  • A6 Card
  • Paper scraps for decorating
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


  • Using your card stock as a guide, cut your A5 sheet of paper down a little – so that when it is inside the card you have a nice frame!
  • Think about your cake toppers – will they be candles or a little bride and groom. Keep it simple, the result will look great and you don’t have to be an artist to create details.
  • When you have your toppers, line them up with your folded paper and roughly measure out the top of cake and the bottom of the cake.
  • Divide this cake space into three equal parts along the
  • The bottom rung of the cake should be approximately half the
    length of the card (in this case 5cm).
  • Make 4 cuts: 2 long cuts (approx. 5cm) one medium cut (approx. 3.5cm) and one small cut (approx. 2cm). Make a crease along these cuts.
  • Fold open the paper and “reverse the crease”.
  • Glue your paper into your cardstock. One side at a time and
    press down to secure.
  • Your basic pop up cake is FINISHED! It is now time to decorate to your hearts content.



This craft is featured in our popular Easy Paper Projects book!