How to make pop up cards

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We love homemade cards, when I was younger và to a degree still now, I used to lớn make ALL birthday cards I sent myself. I think DIY birthday cards are the best! Today we have a super fun and easy pop up birthday thẻ for you lớn learn how lớn make!


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This Cake Pop Up card was first published in March 2017 và has been republished for your convenience!
Today we nội dung a fun 3 chiều Cake thẻ – this can also be made as pop up Wedding Cake card (as shared in my new Paper Crafts book!) and can be customised with colours and decorations khổng lồ suit anyone’s interests!

We have MANY greeting cards that kids can makefor you khổng lồ be inspired by, as well as special collection off Pop Up card Projects?

On khổng lồ today’s Birthday Pop Up Card! I love the cake design, complete with sprinkles và birthday cake candles. So cute.

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3DBirthday card Cake – Supplies needed:

The supplies needed to lớn make this birthday card, really are quite basic! In essence it is some cardstock & scrap paper in different colors. But as with all our makes, I encourage you to work with what you have và have a good rummage in your craft box, you can easily add washi tape, glitter paper, stickers, ribbons and even lace lớn your “happy birthday card” design!

A6 thẻ Stock (or a piece of A5 thẻ folded in half)White paper (or paper of choice)Contrasting paper (or you can use markers to lớn decorate)ScissorsGlue stick

Pop Up Birthday thẻ Cake –How To

Lets learn how to lớn maek this handmade birthday card!!


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Once you have added your birthday wishes to the inside, why not also decorate with some additional birthday balloons in the background?!
As per usual, we have a fantastic HOW to video to giới thiệu with you on autoplay – but first have some step by step written instructions that you may prefer! But thevideo does show you how quick và easy it is to lớn make this fun & easy Pop Up Birthday Cake Card.


Note:you don’t have to lớn use “pretty pattern paper/ sprinkles paper” like I have here.. But you can also decorate the “white cake” with pens or things like washi tape. Have a look at what you have already and work with what you have got! A word of warning though… this pop up birthday thẻ DIY is so easy, that you will want khổng lồ make more and more và more… so why not make a batch và have them handy for up coming birthdays throughout the year? Make a trắng one, with a little bride và groom and you have the perfect Wedding Cake card too!

Your birthday candles or cake toppers

Start with your cake toppers, as they will influence the measurements of the rest of the cake below.

Think about your cake toppers – will they be candles or a little bride & groom. Keep it simple, the result will look great và you don’t have khổng lồ be an artist khổng lồ create details. Cut our your candles or bride và groom & have them ready!

Prepping your homemade birthday card


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Using your card stock as a guide, cut your A5 sheet of white paper down a little – so that when it is inside the card you have a nice frame!

Fold in half và put aside.

Measuring your birthday cake’s tiers


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Take your candles, line them up with your folded paper và roughly measure out the đứng top of cake và the bottom of the cake.

Divide this cake space into three equal parts along the spine.

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The bottom rung of the cake should be approximately half the length of the card.

Cutting your pop up cake’s tiers và pop up them out

Make 4 cuts: 2 long cuts (approx. 5cm) one medium cut (approx. 3.5cm) and one small cut (approx. 2cm)

Creating the cake pop ups


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Make a need folds along these cuts.


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Fold mở cửa the paper và “reverse the crease”!

Assembling your handmade card

Glue your paper into your cardstock. One side at a time & press down khổng lồ secure.

Your basic pop up cake is FINISHED! It is now time to lớn decorate khổng lồ your hearts content.

We used pretty patterned paper khổng lồ make the pop up birthday cake layers and địa chỉ our candles. But you can use any paper và just decorate it using markers, washi tape, stickers, glitter, ribbons, lace or even buttons! A great way lớn customise this easy DIY Birthday card to suit what you have at home.


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Now it is time lớn write your birthday message inside! If you can also draw some birthday balloons in the background of your card! This makes a lovely birthday card for a mum, dad, grany, grandpa or a good friend! The recipient will love it & it will be a lovely way to địa chỉ to the celebrations on their special day.