How To Make A Happy Easter Pop-up Card

This tutorial will demonstrate how to make a cute Happy Easter pop-up card.
This tutorial will demonstrate how to make a cute Happy Easter pop-up card.

Celebrate the spring season with a cute pop up card that you can send to family and friends. Do not waste money buying a card at the store when you can make an adorable and crafty creation with your own hands. This springtime card I am creating will be an Easter card because this is a holiday that I always associate with spring. I love the images of flowers, bunnies, and chickies that come along with the Easter holiday, so this card will celebrate this special time of year. I will be sending this special Easter card to my niece and nephew.

Step One: Start With Blank Paper

Start out with a piece of heavy duty paper.  I prefer to use card stock for card making.
Start out with a piece of heavy duty paper. I prefer to use cardstock for card making.

Step Two: Divide The Paper In Half

Use a ruler to divide the paper in half.
Use a ruler to divide the paper in half.

The easiest way to divide the paper in half is by using a ruler.  In a pinch I have also used the spine of an old book.

Step Three: Draw A Box On The Top Half of The Pop-Up Card

Use a ruler to draw a small box on the top have of the pop-up card.
Use a ruler to draw a small box on the top have of the pop-up card.

 Measure accurately when making the box on the top half of the card.

Step Four: Draw A Box On The Bottom Half of The Pop-Up Card

Use a ruler to draw a small box the same size as the one on the top half of the card.  This time the box will be on the bottow half of the card.
Use a ruler to draw a small box the same size as the one on the top half of the card. This time the box will be on the bottow half of the card.

This is a video I made for my first hub about how to make a pop-up card.  The blue arrows will show you which lines to cut out.  Once the slits are made the pop-up will be folded so it can "pop-up" on the page.

Cut along the blue lines and then fold the "pop-up".
Cut along the blue lines and then fold the "pop-up".

Step Six: Color The Background

Now the pop-up is made it is time to start coloring the background.  I decided to use a colored pencil called grass green, which has a beautiful hue.
Now the pop-up is made it is time to start coloring the background. I decided to use a colored pencil called grass green, which has a beautiful hue.
Continue coloring the background.  I made grasslike strokes as I filled in the background.
Continue coloring the background. I made grasslike strokes as I filled in the background.
The background is no completely colored.
The background is no completely colored.

For this card I used a green grass colored pencil to create sweeping strokes to fill up the background.  These strokes look like grass.

Step Seven: Glue Scrapbooking Paper To The Front of The Card

Glue scrap booking paper to the front of the card to cover up the hole made by the "pop-up".  Sometimes I draw a design for the front, or I use the computer to make one.  Lately I have discovered using a scrapbooking page works very well.
Glue scrap booking paper to the front of the card to cover up the hole made by the "pop-up". Sometimes I draw a design for the front, or I use the computer to make one. Lately I have discovered using a scrapbooking page works very well.

For this project I used scrap booking paper to cover the hole made by the pop-up.  In the past I have printed out any image on card stock or drew a picture onto card stock, but I find using scrap booking paper is very easy because there is already an image on the sheet.  Since I like to draw my own pictures and do not buy scrap booking pictures at the store I always decide to draw the backgrounds and pop-up images for my cards.  However, I use scrap booking paper to create the cut-out letters I put on the inside of my card.  I love this mixture of medias and it allows me to express my creativity.

Step Eight: Draw And Color The Pop-Up Image

I drew this daffodil for the pop-up image because this flower reminds me of Easter and springtime.
I drew this daffodil for the pop-up image because this flower reminds me of Easter and springtime.
Here I have colored the daffodil. The daffodil in my picture was yellow, so I used a orange colore pencil to create shading and dimension.
Here I have colored the daffodil. The daffodil in my picture was yellow, so I used an orange colore pencil to create shading and dimension.

Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and these always remind me of spring.  For this Easter card I decided to use daffodils because these were usually blooming around Easter when I was growing up, so I have always connected this flower with the holiday season.  Choose anything you like to draw when creating your own pop-up card.

In this video I demonstrate how to glue the pop-up image to the card.  Watch the video if you would like to see how this is done.

Step Ten: Sketch Out The Letters For Happy Easter

Sketch out the letters happy easter on scrapbooking paper.
Sketch out the letters happy easter on scrapbooking paper.

On a pink piece of scrap booking paper trace out the letters "Happy Easter". Next, cut out the letters. Glue the letters to the card and it is now an Easter card. Of course you can create any message for your own card. For instance, this pop-up card could be a thank you card, a fourth of July card, a Christmas card, or a birthday card.

The pop-up card is now ready to be sent.
The pop-up card is now ready to be sent.

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AshleyVictoria 7 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub with perfect step by step directions! My little nephew will love his homemade pop up card when I send it to him :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi AshleyVictoria,

Thanks for the nice comment! I am sure you nephew will love a homemade pop-up card.  Plus, I think they are fun to make myself.  I am not the LA Jewelry and Card Making Examiner, so I am really going to dive back into my arts and crafts activities so I have enough inspiration to write. 


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

SweetiePie you are so wonderfully creative I love all these things too.Not saying I can do what you can do but you know what I mean. They say that most people think with their left side of their brain,but the ones that use their left sides are the creative ones. I love your hubs they make me want to go do something crafty all the time


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate your great comment blondpoet!


mmmmmmmmm 7 years ago

pop up cards are amazing. i love making them for my friends and family.they are a fun craft i think everyone should try.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Mmmm,

I am making so many card now because I need new research to writer about for the examiner, so it is coming in handy. I definitely have an affinity for pop up cards!


abi 7 years ago

ccool im 8.i am your number one fan sweetiepie.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Well I am glad you liked it.


Alix 7 years ago

To , SweetiePie

I am 10 and i LV your work its amazing!!

From Alix


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks Alix :).


Sally 7 years ago

SweetiePie you awesome


WERE IN THE WORLD 6 years ago

I THINK THAT POP UP IS VERY BEAUTIFUL


cool girl 6 years ago

cool pop up


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for all your nice comments everyone. Remember you can make pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, or just any day of the year. Why pay for a card at the store when you can make your own?!

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