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Christmas Pop Up Cards to Make and Buy

Updated on October 13, 2014
Christmas pop up card
Christmas pop up card

Festive Cards that Stand Out!

Celebrate Christmas in style with these stunning pop up cards. People often get lots of cards at Christmas. So how about giving a Christmas card which literally stands out? The cards featured on this page are pop up cards, which either pop out when you open the card or when you pull a special tab.

On this page, you'll be able to download printable templates so you can make your own, watch tutorials, or buy ready-made pop up cards.


Printable Christmas Pop Up Cards to Make Yourself

Nativity Scene
Nativity Scene

Make Your Own

Nativity Pop Up Card Kit

Spread the true meaning of Christmas by making and sending this cute nativity scene card which features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, some wise men (or kings), and a donkey in the background on the inside, as well as a wise man and a shepherd with a sheep which pop out when you open the two sides. There are extra decoupage elements to cut out and attach to give extra depth.

Christmas Mouse and Christmas Tree
Christmas Mouse and Christmas Tree

Mouse and Christmas Tree Pop Up Kit

This cute card has a different pop up mechanism. It features a mouse holding a gift and a layered Christmas tree which pop up when you pull the tab. This kit also includes extra elements which are stuck on to increase the 3D effect.

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snowy churchthe night before Christmashappy penguinscarol singersSanta and reindeer
snowy church
snowy church
the night before Christmas
the night before Christmas
happy penguins
happy penguins
carol singers
carol singers
Santa and reindeer
Santa and reindeer

More Pop Up Kits available for purchase

Click the thumbnails on the right to see some of the other printable Christmas designs available, including a snowy church, a bunch of happy penguins, carol singers, children around the chimney on Christmas eve, and Santa with his reindeer.

Click here to see these and even more printable kits

Freebie Templates

wp.robertsabuda.com

This page is packed full on pop up templates. These are all just black lines on a white background. You can color the pictures after you print them out or you could print on colored or patterned paper. But you could also just leave it as white elements which could look quite effective. Mount the pop up section on a piece of contrasting card. Here's the Christmas patterns you'll find here when you scroll down a bit: an angel, a Christmas tree, a poinsettia flower, Santa, a snowflake, and a snowman.

cp.c-ij.com

There are quite a few quite complex pop up designs available on this page including pop up Christmas teddies, several Santas, a snowman, a wreath, and an a sweet house with Santa emerging from the chimney.

www.mylittlehouse.org

A very cute nativity scene with the shepherds. Choose either the full color version, or a version you can color yourself.

www.biblestoryprintables.com

Cartoon nativity card - this template comes as a black and white picture which can be colored after printing, or as a full color version. There are two pages to print - the base card and the section which pops out. The download files are down a little on the right and the instructions for putting the card together are further down the page.

www.popthatcard.com

Christmas star on the horizon. The star is colored, but you may wish to add color to the rest of the page. Instructions are included on the page.

www.minieco.co.uk

Cute little pixel Christmas trees - either as a single tree or in a group of three.

www.scrapbookscrapbook.com

Christmas gingerbread house and man

www.papersnowflakes.com

Four pop up snowflake cards (looks like this website now requires registration(free) to be able to download these templates)

extremecards.blogspot.com

Gingerbread house

www.creativecorner.clubepson.com.au

Christmas church

www.peterdahmen.de

A lovely three dimensional star. This link will take you to the link to download the template. See the video below for how to fold the star.

www.myhappycrafts.com

Outline template showing cutting and folding lines for make a straight edged and a scalloped edged Christmas tree. Print onto green paper (or whatever color / pattern you want the tree to be). Instructions on the page.


Use Colored Paper to Make Cards

If you don't have a printer, or you are out of ink, you can still make your own pop up Christmas cards using different colored paper, paints, scissors, glue, punches, and glitter. The following videos have instruction for a few different, but effective styles.

Snowy tree tutorial videos

Accordion Fold Tree

Ready Made Pop Up Christmas Cards To Buy

Decorated Tree

Sabuda Festive Tree Pop Up Holiday Cards
Sabuda Festive Tree Pop Up Holiday Cards

Very attractive and clever Christmas tree card. Pack of 8. Size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"

 

Snowy Scene

Papercraft Pop-Up 3D Merry Christmas Theme Christmas Cards
Papercraft Pop-Up 3D Merry Christmas Theme Christmas Cards

A delightful winter scene complete with cottage, pine tree and a snowman.

Size: 15cm x 10 cm (approx 6" x 4")

 

Cats and Tree

Christmas Greeting Card Mischief Cat Pop-Up
Christmas Greeting Card Mischief Cat Pop-Up

A couple of cats having fun with the gifts and decorations - the perfect card for a cat lover.

 

Santa on the Roof

3D Greeting Card - ROOFTOP SANTA - Christmas
3D Greeting Card - ROOFTOP SANTA - Christmas

The front of this card shows a snow covered village. When you open it up, you zoom into a rooftop view of Santa, a reindeer, and a pile of toys.

Size: 5" x 5"

 

Color Your Own Set

20 Pop-up Christmas Cards to Colour (Usborne Cards to Colour)
20 Pop-up Christmas Cards to Colour (Usborne Cards to Colour)

This is a fun idea, especially for the kids. In this set, you get two each of ten different designs. They are partially colored, but some areas are left white so you can add your own color. Includes envelopes.

 

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for this tutorial hub. I love pop up cards and will definitely make some of these.