Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simple 1st Birthday Pop-Up Card

My nephew Owen had his first birthday last week and I made him a simple pop-up card. Pop-up cards are really easy once you know how they’re constructed. This one contains one “box” but you can easily add smaller boxes in front of boxes to create more layers.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1  piece of heavy scrapbook paper (12”x12”)
  • 1 piece of polka dot scrapbook paper
  • 1 piece of 8 ½” x 11” card stock
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Scissor or x-acto knife
Step 1: Fold the 12 x 12” piece of card stock in half, then cut it to 7” wide (6” x 7” card)
Step 2: Cut the polka dot paper to 6”x7” and glue it to the inside back of the card.

Step 3: Now print out the Dinosaur graphic and “box” on card stock and cut them out.
First Birthday Pop-Up Card

Step 4: Fold the box on the dotted lines, glue the small folded area and press the box closed.

Step 5: Glue one side and the bottom of the box and secure it to the center of the card.

Step 6: Press the card closed to secure the glue and let it dry.

Step 7: Fold the Dinosaur’s tail up so that the bottom of the graphic is flat. Apply glue to the front of the box and attach the dino graphic, leaving a little space at the bottom.

Final Step 8: Open and close the card to test it out. Embellish with more paper, a name on front, and a special note from you.


  1. Hi Hannah! So cute...come on by and check out the hats on my blog...I think you’ll like em. Thanx for the other night...so good to see my fave family...xx c

  2. Can you give us the dimentions for the card base as well.. Get the one you love. The best pop up cards handmade i ever see.. View more design from them.