24 DIY Pop Up Card Ideas

Looking for creative ways to surprise your loved ones with unique greeting cards? Pop-up greeting cards are the perfect solution for any occasion! With just a few simple materials and a little bit of creativity, you can create stunning and personalized cards that will leave a lasting impression.

In this article, you will discover a variety of pop-up greeting card ideas that are perfect for any holiday. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, these cards are sure to delight and impress your friends and family. So why settle for a boring, store-bought card when you can create something truly special and memorable?

7. Vote Card

Encourage others to vote with a creative pop-up card. Instructions can be found on Babble Dabble Do. Make your civic duty a fun and memorable experience.

20. I (Love) U Card

Making a pop-up card with the words “I Love You” can be a bit tricky, especially for children. To ensure a clean and polished look, it’s important to cut carefully when making the letters. Check out The Idea King’s tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to create this card. The tutorial includes helpful images to guide you through the process.

17. Mother’s Day Card

Create a heartwarming Mother’s Day card with this adorable hen and chick design. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided by Krokotac to make a pop-up card that will surely bring tears to your mother’s eyes.


9. Underwater Father’s Day Card

Create a unique Father’s Day card with an ocean theme using instructions from Holiday Crafts. This pop-up card can be customized for any occasion. Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities for this creative card.

15. “You Make My Heart Pop” Card

You can easily create a pop-up card with your preschooler or toddler using the instructions provided by Make and Takes. The card features a heart that pops up when opened.

18. Snowman Greeting Card

Impress your loved ones with a handmade snowman greeting card this Christmas. Follow the tutorial provided by My Kid Craft for a fun activity to do with the kids. Add some extra sparkle by using glitter on the snowman. See the image below for an example of how the card will look.


2. Flower Card

To create a beautiful pop-up flower card, follow the step-by-step tutorial provided on wikiHow. This tutorial will guide you through the process of making a stunning flower that will impress any recipient.

10. Turkey Card

Looking for a fun Thanksgiving activity for the kids? Look no further! Mom Endeavors has all the information you need to make a turkey card that will be a hit with the little ones. This project can also be adapted for a classroom art project. Check it out!

Valentine heart chain card

6. Christmas Tree Card

Creating a stunning Christmas tree card is a lot easier than you might think. By following the tutorial provided by WikiHow, you can make this card with just a few simple steps. To enhance the look of the card, consider using green paper instead of white. Additionally, adding little red balls can provide a lot of detail to the card and make it stand out.

3. Easter Chick Pop-Up Card

Make adorable Easter chick pop-up cards with the tutorial found at RedTed Art. The cards are easy to make and perfect for Easter greetings.

21. Gender Reveal Card

Make your gender reveal announcement in a creative way with a pop-up card. Follow the instructions provided by Project Nursery to create a unique and adorable card. Check out the image below for an example.


19. Pile of Gifts Card

Looking for a unique and cute card to give on a special occasion? Check out The Little Green Box’s tutorial on how to make a pile of gifts card. This DIY card is perfect for Christmas or birthdays and is easy to make. The colorful and playful design will surely bring a smile to your recipient’s face. Follow the tutorial for step-by-step instructions and create your own pile of gifts card.

11. Valentine Heart Chain Card

Looking for a cute and easy Valentine’s Day card for your kids to make? Try the Valentine Heart Chain Card! This adorable card is simple to create and can be made using the instructions found at Aunt Annie’s Crafts. The tutorial includes a template and other pop-up card projects can also be found on the website. Get ready to impress your loved ones with this charming card.

To make the Valentine Heart Chain Card, follow these steps:

  1. Download and print the template from Aunt Annie’s Crafts.
  2. Cut out the heart chain pieces and fold them in half.
  3. Glue the hearts together to create a chain.
  4. Attach the chain to the front of a folded card.
  5. Decorate the card as desired.

This project is perfect for kids of all ages and is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Give it a try and see how easy it is to make this adorable Valentine’s Day card!

5. Easter Egg Card

Make a bright and cheerful Easter card that’s sure to thrill anyone who receives it. This super cute Easter card is easy to make and requires materials that you can find at Kitchen Floor Crafts. Follow these steps to make your own Easter Egg Card:

  1. Gather the materials you need, including cardstock, patterned paper, scissors, glue, and markers.
  2. Cut a piece of cardstock to the desired size for your card, and fold it in half.
  3. Cut out an egg shape from the patterned paper and glue it to the front of the card.
  4. Cut out smaller egg shapes from different patterned paper and glue them to the front of the card.
  5. Use markers to draw designs and write a message on the front of the card.
  6. Open the card and write a message inside.

This Easter Egg Card is a fun and creative way to show someone you care. Get started on your own today!

12. Bee Card

Add a touch of sweetness to your greeting cards with a DIY bee card. Follow the instructions on Yahoo! Makers to create a moving stem and flower card that’s perfect for any occasion.

23. Monster Hug Card

Create a unique and fun monster hug card with just a drop of paint and a straw. Blow on the paint to create a variety of monsters. Follow the step-by-step directions provided by Housewife Eclectic to make this creative card for your loved ones.

22. “I Love You, Mom!” Card

Make a heartfelt card for your mom with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Aunt Annie’s Crafts. With printable templates and simple cut-and-paste instructions, creating a pop-up card has never been easier. Show your love and appreciation for your mom with a personalized card.


4. Valentine Heart Card

If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant Valentine’s Day card, this one is perfect. It’s easy to make and a great craft project for kids. You can find the instructions for making this lovely card at Ao at Home. The card features a beautiful heart design that is sure to impress your loved one.

13. Moving Stem and Flower Card

Create a unique card with a moving stem and flower using the tutorial provided by The Little Green Box. Explore other projects on their site for more inspiration.

14. Greeting Card

Looking for a simple yet charming way to send a greeting? Consider a pop-up card like the “You make my heart pop” card shown above. It’s perfect for casual and ordinary greetings.

24. Surprise Card

Create a fun and unique surprise card with pop-up elements. Follow these steps:

  1. Gather materials: cardstock, scissors, glue, markers, and decorations.
  2. Fold the cardstock in half to create the base of the card.
  3. Cut slits into the folded edge of the card to create pop-up elements.
  4. Fold the pop-up elements outwards and decorate them as desired.
  5. Glue the pop-up elements in place and add any additional decorations.
  6. Write your message on the inside of the card and surprise your recipient!

With a little creativity, you can make a surprise card that is sure to impress.

1. Birthday Cake Card

Looking for a fun and festive card for a special occasion? Consider making a layered cake card! This versatile design is perfect for birthdays, holidays, graduations, and more. You can find step-by-step instructions for creating this card on Jennifer Maker’s website. With a few simple supplies and a little creativity, you can make a card that screams “Let’s celebrate!”

8. Father’s Day Tie Card

Create a unique Father’s Day card by making a tie card. Follow the video tutorial below to make a pop-up card with a tie design.

16. Celebration Card

Balloons are a staple in any celebration, and this pop-up card is the perfect way to incorporate them! Check out the tutorial on Oh Happy Day! for step-by-step instructions.



To make a pop-up card, you will need cardstock paper, scissors, glue, and a ruler. First, fold the cardstock paper in half to create the card base. Then, using a ruler, make two parallel cuts on the folded side of the card. Push the cut section towards the inside of the card to create the pop-up. Decorate the card as desired using additional paper, stickers, or markers. With a little creativity, you can make a beautiful pop-up card for any occasion.

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