Do you want to make a cute popup birthday card?
Are you concerned that it is too difficult?
Look no further, this easy to make greeting card idea is perfect for beginners!

The Popup Birthday Card with Heart!

Creating popup cards is certainly a lot of fun and a lot of frustration at the same time. This is especially true when you are designing the popup from scratch. Today I have been messing around with a simple yet complex popup set of cuts.

I started making popups over a year ago and found that they can be very easy as long as you have a good understanding how they work.

In this article, I will show how to make the perfect cuts plus other details to make this process so simple you will be amazed!

Here’s what you need to make get started designing your own popup cards. This post does contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

Designing Popup Cards Materials

Cricut Maker or Explore with Standard Grip Mat
Several sheets 12 x 12 Cardstock - this is for experimenting with cuts
Templates and SVG files from my resource library

Designing a Popup Step-by-Step Guide

Step One - Download the Templates

For this easy popup design, you will need three files.

Popup - 6 part A

Popup - 6 part B

Popup - 6 part C

See the diagram and you will know what these look like once you have uploaded them to Design Space.

Step Two - Design Space

You will not need to make any adjustments with Popup - 6 part C. These will simply be cut as is. See the diagram above.

Ungroup Part A so that you can start to work with the pieces.

First, you will want to select all the letters in the Have a Fun Filled Day and Weld them together. Then change them to Draw. (you can Align the words to the rectangle using the Align Tool) You will also want to Attach the words to one of the long rectangles.

Do the Same for the set of 5 stars. Weld them together, change them to Draw and Attach them to the other long rectangle piece

Step Three - Design Space

Move the heart and star designs off to the side. They are already set to cut and will be used to glue inside the card once it have been cut.

For this project you will be keeping all the extra stars and hearts that are cut out and using them to further embellish your make.

Step Four - Design Space

This popup has several score and cut lines that you will need to adjust in Design Space.

Make sure you set the small center lines in Part A to score, otherwise your card will have a totally different look.

Step Five - Design Space

Set the "Happy Birthday" to Draw as in the diagram above.

The extra stars and hearts can be duplicated as many times as you wish - these are extras you can use for decorations!

Step Six - Make It  

When you have finished making all the adjustments, it is time to make the card.

Check the diagram here to make sure you have everything in place.

Make sure you have used Attach where you have used Score lines and Draw items.

Now you are ready to Make It.

Step Seven - The Assembly Part 1    

1. Glue the long rectangles in place on the inside of the card.

2. Glue the backing behind the hearts for the front of the card.

3. Fold all the Score lines and make sure the center piece pops out.

4. Glue the small squares onto the pop out pieces in the center.

5. Add any other decorations you wish.

Step Seven - The Assembly Part 2

Now it is time to glue the inner and outer parts of the card together.

Line up the outer edges and hold them in place with a clip.

Spread glue on the two outer parts of the inner card piece making sure the glue is on the backside of the text pieces.

Secure the edges to the front of the card.

Step Eight - The Final Product

There were a lot of parts to this card but once you start the assembly process, the card is quite easy to put together.

Remember you can always change the original text on the card to something you want. It does not have to be Birthday, it could be any other occasion!

Share your finished project in our Facebook Group!

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This is just a sampling of the dozens of crafts you can find on my website.

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Last Word

Making a popup card does not have to be difficult. With this tutorial step-by-step guide, it is so easy! I have made a couple of these and already sent them to some birthday celebrators.

They absolutely loved them!

There are two ways you can make the popup piece, one with extra score lines, and one that uses extended cut lines. I like them both and you may want to try each one of them.

This tutorial used the extended cut lines.

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did.

If you made a card, please share it on our Facebook group.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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The easy way to design popup cards! This is a cute handmade card idea you will love! The truth is this can be a simple process once you know the right way to create your cuts. Popup cards are fun!
Dr. Bette Daoust
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