There is something magical about opening a pop up card. A special 3D interactive element on the inside of your greeting card will definitely put a smile on your recipient’s face. Pop up cards can be for all occasions and they don’t have to be expensive. You can easily DIY your own pop up cards with the tutorials below.

5 EASY POP UP CARDS THAT ANYONE CAN MAKE _ Tutorial On How To DIY An Interactive Card
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Main Supplies:

Heavy Cardstock – For your notecard base, I recommend at this kind of paper that’s at least #110.

Paper Trimmer – You will need a one with a fresh blade to get nice accurate cuts.

Strong Double Sided Tape – You can get various widths but I like having them in thin and really thin sizes.

Strong Liquid Adhesive – With a final metal tip, this has been my go-to adhesive lately.

Scoring Board – I recommend getting this with a nice bone folder to make nice clean crisp folds.

Other Supplies:





Be sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial.

T Bracket Stand Pop Up

Fold your notecard, set it aside. Fold 2 strips of paper in ½ that match the width of your note card. Then place your pop up element in between the two “L”s that you have created with those 2 strips of paper. Secure with double side adhesive. Then stick your “T” pop up element to your note card.


Flowers Die Set

Manual Die Cutting Machine

Stamp Set

DIY Pop Up Cut

This stamp and die set was screaming for a pop up card. I stamped and die cut the flowers and the pallet. Then I cut a slit for the pop up on my notecard. I attached my flowers and pallet using adhesive and acetate strips. I didn’t account for how large the pop up would be so I had to make a new note card to place on the outside of the card. Problem solved.


Flower and Pallet Stamp Set

Flower and Pallet Die Set



Hello Die

Accordion Die Cuts

Fold your note card, set it aside. This is best used with die cuts that are symmetrical. Cut out whatever shape you want to put in the card. Using strong adhesive, adhere them side by side so they form an accordion shape. Stick your pop up element on your note card. I had extra die cuts so I stuck one side of the butterfly to the card and let the other pop up for more dimension.


Butterfly Stamp Set

Thank You Word Die Set

Foil Paper

Markers to color butterflies

Pop Up Dies

When you don’t want to do any measuring for your pop up card, you can simple get this pop up die set to take the guesswork out. I wanted to create a pirate treasure scene with this stamp set. I then added a little treasure chest pop up for more fun. I kept the front of the card nice and simple to reveal the surprise on the inside.


Pop Up Die Set

Pirate Stamp Set

Markers to Color Stamped Images

Pivot Pop Up

Twist and Pop cards are popular and they originally look complicated to make. However, with this metal die set, these cards have been a breeze to make. I first ink blended my sky with this awesome stencil in various inks. Then I pulled out some colored images from my stock pile. All images are from stamp sets found here. Then I adhered my images to the pop up. I wanted a simple view from the outside and big surprise on the inside.


Pivot Pop Up Die

Fairies Stamp Set

Baby Stamp Set

Laundry Stamp Set

Markers to Color Stamped Images

Cloud Stencil

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