Store-bought pop-up birthday cards are often expensive and impersonal. If you are frustrated after trying to find a card that fits the unique personality and style of the recipient, then consider making your own pop-up birthday card. A handmade cupcake pop-up card is a sweet and whimsical way of saying that a person celebrating a birthday is special to you. According to Martha Stewart's website, as impressive as a pop-up looks, it is deceptively easy to make. Create a custom card by following these basic guidelines and implementing some simple techniques.
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Things you need
- white card stock
- pink card stock
- coloured pencils
Draw a cupcake on a piece of white card stock paper and cut the shape out with scissors.
Colour the base of the cupcake brown and draw an array of lightly angled straight lines to represent the cupcake wrapper.
Colour the top portion of the cupcake with a coloured pencil. Add glitter or draw swirls to give the icing dimension and depth. If your friend or loved one has a favourite kind of cupcake, try to depict it as accurately as possible.
Fold a piece of pink card stock in half and draw two parallel lines along the fold.
Following the pencil lines, cut the card stock.
Unfold the card and push the flap inward.
Decorate the background of the card and write a message on the inside of the card. Make sure not to add too much detail or writing in the area where the pop-up will cover.
Glue the cupcake to the vertical part of the pop-up card.
Tips and warnings
- The distance the pop-up extends depends on the length of the cuts. The longer the lines, the bigger the pop.
- Look up images of different cupcakes for inspiration.
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