Never underestimate the power of a good card. Cards are a great gift for any occasion, especially birthdays and holidays. Even when not celebrating, the gift of a “just because” card is enough to make someone’s day.
What’s the best way to make your card stand out? Make them pop, literally, in 3D! Using paper crafting and some DIY skills, you can easily kick handmade cards up a notch with DIY pop-up cards. There are so many informative tutorials to guide your crafty self through the process.
01 of 16
Gender Reveal Card
Rather than simply mentioning the big news after a doctor’s office visit, many couples are opting to celebrate the announcement of their new baby’s gender in a more festive manner. Gender announcement ideas range from blue or pink cakes to colored piñatas. But if you’d prefer to pass on throwing an extravagant party, these adorable pop-up cards are your best bet.
02 of 16
Pop-Up Christmas Card
In the whirlwind of holiday cards, make yours stand out. This year, follow this tutorial to create cute three-dimensional Christmas cards that are sure to wow your friends and family. Everyone will happily display your masterpiece on their mantle this winter.
03 of 16
This cute pop-up porcupine card is an adorable gift for multiple occasions. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, holiday, or milestone, this funny card is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
04 of 16
Autumn Tree Pop-Up Card
The brilliant colors of autumn are so magnificent. The season’s beauty alone is worth celebrating. You can display one of the most beautiful features of autumn—its colorful trees—for all the world to see in this DIY pop-up card.
Super Simple DIY Autumn Tree Pop-Up Card from Artsy Craftsy MomContinue to 5 of 16 below.
05 of 16
DIY Easter Bunny Card
After a dreary winter, Easter is often a welcomed holiday and reminder that sunny days are ahead. This bright DIY pop-up card will help you share the joy of the spring season with all your friends and family. Bonus: it will look great decorating the table for a festive Easter brunch.
How to Make a Pop-Up Easter Card - Easy Easter Craft For Kids from I Heart Crafty Things
06 of 16
Pop-Up Heart Card
When gifting this cute card, you don’t have to stick to Valentine’s day. Spread the love all year-round.
07 of 16
DIY Pop-Up Gift Card Holder
Teachers work tirelessly to mold young minds on the daily, so they definitely deserve some appreciation once in a while. Show your favorite teacher you care about them by giving them a gift card to their favorite store with a handmade card to boot. The end of the school year is a great time to give thanks to you or your kids' teacher.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Pop-Up Gift Card Holder from It’s Always Autumn
08 of 16
Beautiful Butterfly Pop-Up Card
This butterfly card looks professional. No need to be intimidated by its good looks though, as this detailed tutorial will show you just how to get the job done. You will need a paper cutting tool to create the intricate butterfly wings.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
09 of 16
Xoxo Pop-Up Card
Head to the craft store for a few simple supplies and download this free template to make your loved one this romantic pop-up card. The added lipstick favor is optional, but it adds a nice touch.
10 of 16
Valentine's Day Card
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like candy conversation hearts. That’s why this easy DIY pop-up card makes the perfect valentine for the special someone in your life.
11 of 16
Halloween Pop-Up Cards
Halloween is the spookiest of all holidays, but your decorations don’t have to follow suit. Kids especially will love these adorable, festive and funny 3D Halloween cards. Making this craft together will get the whole family in the holiday spirit. Perhaps you’ll even get some costume inspiration out of it.
12 of 16
Holiday Pop-Up Cards
Here are a few ideas, along with detailed instructions, for DIY pop-up holiday cards to make this year. No matter what you’re celebrating, pop-up cards are an excellent way to show your loved ones how much you care.
DIY Holiday Pop-Up Cards from Babble Dabble DoContinue to 13 of 16 below.
13 of 16
Accordion Umbrella Card
The best part about this adorable DIY pop-up card is it works for any occasion or celebration. Whether you’re sending condolences, wishing your loved one well after an illness, or sending someone a friendly thank you, this cute accordion umbrella card will not disappoint. Plus, nobody will be able to resist a smile after they spot those lovable little ducklings.
14 of 16
Pop-Up Flower Card
Use your own custom artwork or print the flower pattern included in this tutorial to create a stunning 3D flower card. Who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of flowers? It's also a perfect pop-up card option for nearly any holiday or occasion.
Pop-Up Flowers DIY Printable Mother's Day Card from A Piece of Rainbow
15 of 16
Pop-Up Card Template
With this easy-to-follow tutorial and helpful template, making any kind of pop-up card is simple. Get the kids involved and make this DIY a family activity you’ll always remember.
16 of 16
Simple Pop-Up Card
A printable template and detailed video tutorial make it difficult to mess up this craft. Beginners and experts alike will love making this DIY pop-up card suitable for all kinds of celebrations. If you don’t have the supplies on-hand, one quick trip to the craft store will get you what you need. You can choose whatever colors you prefer, making this a creative and customizable craft. Head to your local craft store today and make a day of it!
Easy Pop-Up Card Tutorial for Beginners and Kids! from MarisaMade