It’s no secret, I love a good 3D pop up card! You’re going to love creating these custom pop up cards for any occasion! I’ll be teaching this fun fold card design step-by-step in today’s video. I’m using my favorite Stampin’ Up! products; Whimsical Trees and Hand Penned. 

If you’re looking for a beautiful Christmas tree card, the Whimsical Trees Bundle is a mini catalog favorite of mine. While creating Christmas cards is a big cardmaking time of year, I never overlook all the other occasions you’ll need cards. My alternate samples will inspire you for birthdays, get well and so more.

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Fun Fold Card Video

Wondering “how do you make a pop up card”?  This pop up card tutorial will allow you to stamp and assemble right along with me.

fold back pop up card






Fun Fold Card | Whimsical Trees

Shimmery and simple designer papers are well represented in the Peaceful Place designer paper. This specialty paper includes foil accents on one of the double-sided patterns. This allows the perfect shimmer and icy feel for holiday cards while the reverse side can be used for generic cards. 

diy christmas card

This pop up card is very unique in that it provides diagonal overlays with simple layers of cardstock. The fun twist in this card is how it’s cut. It’s all one piece!

handmade christmas card

I added silver heat embossed details to the tree. It adds a bit of sparkle without taking away from this gorgeous designer paper. If you’re new to heat embossing, you can learn all about it by CLICKING HERE

handmade holiday card

If you like shimmer you won’t want to miss the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. The ribbon is very pliable making it easy to use. I chose to cut a strip and zig-zag the ribbon behind the tree to highlight the embossing and the tree topper. Christmas cards can never have too much sparkle, can they? 

Fun Fold Card | Hand Penned

Looking for a non-seasonal card idea? This one uses the ever-popular  Hand Penned stamp set. The coordinating designer paper has a feminine spring-time feel that’s perfect for cards throughout the year. 

fun fold card

Unlike my first card, the front panel is a circle. Experiment with different shape dies to house images and greetings. Layered between the smaller diamond-shape panels, this card packs quite the punch!

fun folded card

Spruce up that pull out panel with a small greeting. I continued the circle theme from the front of this card by adding the greeting in a few small layered circles. The Layering Circles Dies get a big workout here in the Studio and it’s one of my favorites. 

diy card making video

Don’t miss my tips in today’s video about positioning for the inside greeting. Too high or too wide and it will show from the front when the card is closed. 

pop up card

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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