A pile of gifts pop-up card

I made this card as a follow-up for the Box Fold tutorial. This card is probably the easiest box-fold pop up card ever! The boxes are not only the basic mechanism, but the popping element itself.

And now, for the how-to:

First thing’s first- choose the interior and exterior papers for the card. I made the interior slightly smaller than the exterior, so a nice “frame” is created when glued together. Score both of the cards and fold in half.

I marked the desired location and size of the gift boxes on the back of the interior paper (purple): the rectangles are 4X4 cm, 3X3 cm and 2X2 cm. I left a gap of 1/2 cm between each of the rectangles.

Then, I cut along the rectangles’ lines (those that are perpendicular to the card’s center fold, not the parallel ones!). I popped the rectangles into the card and flattened it all with a bone folder.

At this point you can already see the final shape of the card, and it’s easy to imagine and plan the next steps.

Cut stripes of pattered paper to cover the boxes. I used 4X8 cm, 3X6 cm and 2X4 cm. Fold the stripes in half, so they fit well into place as the wrapping paper of the presents. Glue the stripes on.

Glue the interior part of the card to the exterior. I find that the easiest way is gluing one side first, then applying glue to the other side of the interior paper, and simply closing the card. Make sure you don’t adhere the boxes in any way, or the card won’t open!

Now decorate with some ribbon, and you’re done!


20 Responses to “A pile of gifts pop-up card”

  1. 1 Michal Shoval May 6, 2010 at 10:35

    really cute!
    thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžืกืชื ื™ืขืœ May 7, 2010 at 19:56

    ื›ืจื˜ื™ืก ืžืงืกื™ื.
    ืื•ื”ื‘ืช ืืช ื”ืฆื‘ืขื™ื ื•ืืช ื”ืžืงื•ืจื™ื•ืช.
    ืชื•ื“ื” ืขืœ ื”ื”ื“ืจื›ื”.

  3. 3 riki arberman May 10, 2010 at 06:12

    ื•ืื•! ื›ืจื˜ื™ืก ืžืงืกื™ื. ืชื•ื“ื” ืขืœ ื”ื”ื“ืจื›ื”! ืขื•ืฉื” ื—ืฉืง ืœื”ื›ื™ืŸ ื’ื!

  4. 4 offircarmy@walla.co.il December 29, 2010 at 19:57

    ืืช ืžื“ื”ื™ืžื”!!!!!!!!!
    ืขื•ืฉื” ื’ื ืกื“ื ืื•ืช? ๐Ÿ™‚
    ื”ื—ืชื•ื ื” ืฉืœืš ื”ื™ืชื” ื™ืคื”ืคื™ื”
    ื–ื”ื•, ื”ืชืžื›ืจืชื™ ืืœื™ื™ืš…

    • 5 ShirA December 29, 2010 at 20:30

      ืื™ื–ื” ื›ื™ืฃ ืœืฉืžื•ืข, ืื ื™ ืžืกืžื™ืงื”! ืœื ืขื•ืฉื” ื‘ื™ื ืชื™ื™ื ืกื“ื ืื•ืช ืื‘ืœ ืžืžืฉ ืžื ืกื” ืœื”ืขืœื•ืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ื”ื“ืจื›ื•ืช ืžืฆื•ืœืžื•ืช. ืงืฆืช ืงืฉื” ืœืฆืœื ื›ืžื• ืฉืฆืจื™ืš ื›ืฉื”ืฉืžืฉ ื›ื‘ืจ ื ืขืœืžืช ื‘ืืจื‘ืข ืื—ื””ืฆ… ืชืขืงื‘ื™, ืื ื™ ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœื”ืขืœื•ืช ื”ื“ืจื›ื•ืช ืžืคื•ืจื˜ื•ืช

  5. 6 roxane June 29, 2011 at 09:26

    merci pour les explications ! j’ai fait cette carte, vous pouvez la voir sur mon blog : http://creasderoxy.canalblog.com/archives/2011/06/29/21505570.html#comments
    ce que vous faites est superbe ! bravo !

  6. 8 shirbenovich July 9, 2012 at 01:19

    ื”ื›ื ืชื™ ืคื•ืค ืืค ืžืชื ื•ืช ื•ืชืžื™ืงื” “ื”ืœืฉื™ื ื”” ืฉื™ืฉ ืืฆืœืš ื”ื“ืจื›ื” – ืื– ืงื™ืฉืจืชื™ ืืœื™ืš ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 9 ShirA July 10, 2012 at 12:43

      ืจืื™ืชื™, ืžืงืกื™ื!!! ืชื•ื“ื” ืขืœ ื”ืงื™ืฉื•ืจ ๐Ÿ™‚ ืื’ื‘, ื—ืชื•ืœื™ ืœืžื“ื” ืืช ื”ื›ืจื˜ื™ืก ื‘ืกื“ื ืช ืžืชื ื•ืช ืฉืœื™…

  7. 10 Asma Hamad April 25, 2015 at 18:32

    thank you!
    i used it for my BFF’s birthday

  8. 12 elscoast May 6, 2015 at 04:18

    Cute Cute Cute. Thank you for sharing the how to for this card.

  9. 13 Anonymous June 6, 2015 at 19:08

    I love this card I am going to give it a try. Thankyou for sharing your creations and inspiring.

  10. 14 chidmb November 10, 2015 at 21:14

    Reblogged this on chidmb400til40 and commented:
    To save

  11. 15 Anonymous December 23, 2015 at 20:12

    i love it’s very coooool

  12. 16 paperpopups June 29, 2016 at 00:57

    Reeally nice tutorial.

    Your art is beautiful. Keep up the great works.

    Happy thoughts,

  13. 17 Jean December 7, 2016 at 10:42

    Very sweet, have saved this one to do.

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