How to Make a Pop Up Birthday Cupcake Card

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How to Make a Pop Up Birthday Cupcake Card
Making a cupcake pop-up birthday card is easy. (funny cupcake image by coffee break from

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
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue
  • coloured pencils
  • glitter

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    Draw a cupcake on a piece of white card stock paper and cut the shape out with scissors.

  2. 2

    Colour the base of the cupcake brown and draw an array of lightly angled straight lines to represent the cupcake wrapper.

  3. 3

    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.

  1. 1

    Fold a piece of pink card stock in half and draw two parallel lines along the fold.

  2. 2

    Following the pencil lines, cut the card stock.

  3. 3

    Unfold the card and push the flap inward.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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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