Acute How-To: Simple Pop-up Holiday Cards

I saw a similar idea on Pinterest last week and had to try it!  These pop-up cards are a simple and inexpensive way to share the joy of this holiday season.

What you will need:

  • card stock {one sheet per card + extra for decoration}
  • scissors and paper cutter {optional}
  • glue stick or double sided tape

Step One:

Fold a sheet of standard cardstock {8 1/2×11”} in half.  Open the paper up and cut with scissors or a paper cutter down the fold so that you have two equal halves.

Step Two:

Fold each half down so that you have two blank cards.  Take one of the blank folded cards and cut several slits in the back {on the fold side}.

Step Three:

Open up the card that you just cut and pop in the pieces – these will be little stands for your decorations.

Step Four:

Take the second folded card and glue or tape it to the one that has the stands inside of it.

Step Five:

Decorate your card – you can cut out pictures of your kids or pets and glue them to the little stands inside the card.  Or, you can print clip art + a message {which is what I did for one of my cards}.  There are also several free downloadable holiday messages + gift tags that you can download and cut out for the inside of your cards.

{For this card, I used a free downloadable image from Eat Drink Chic blog}

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Author Description

Regina Morrison is the owner of a small handmade accessories business, Acute Designs, and a freelance writer. She recently escaped her 9-5 job and is actively pursuing a life as a handmade business owner. Read about her journey and business on her blog, where she posts daily. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband and two crazy dogs.

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4 Responses to “Acute How-To: Simple Pop-up Holiday Cards”

  1. December 15, 2011

    Nicole L. Reply

    This is so cool and looks super easy that I may just get Christmas cards done yet!!

  2. December 15, 2011

    Stephenie Domencio Reply

    Now those are directions I can actually remember! Thanks!

  3. December 15, 2011

    Nicole Valentine-Rimmer Reply

    Looks simple and cool! Pintrest is my new obsession, I love it!

  4. […] And I ask you – who DOESN’T love a pop-up card? […]

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