Pop-up cards have become a trendy craft project for DIY-ers to take on. I started making pop-up cards like this a couple of years ago with my flower bouquet pop-up card. The holidays are a great season for handmade cards so it was time to add some Christmas pop-up cards to the collection! Our DIY pop-up Christmas card craft is easy enough a beginner can make it too!
Supplies to Make Christmas Pop Up Cards
- Cardstock (heavy weight is best). You can also use glitter cardstock for added textures.
- Glue gun
- Liquid craft glue
- Scrapbooking tape
- Cricut machine
- Scoring wheel for the Maker or scoring stylus the Explore models
- Cricut pen if you plan to write a message
- Kraft board or chipboard (only for the shaker card option)
- Acetate or cellophane (only for the shaker card option)
- Glitter shapes and confetti (only for the shaker card option)
- Standard Cricut mat and 12 x 24 Cricut mat for the envelope
Download The Christmas Pop-Up Card Templates
Firstly you will need to download the templates. Find these DIY pop-up card templates with envelopes inside our Member Vault, along with hundreds of other premium Christmas crafts! Once logged in, type in ‘cards’ to find the templates.
Snowman Pop Up Card Video Tutorial
Watch the full video to learn how to make these Christmas pop-up cards above. I will also show you how to set everything up in Cricut Design Space. The shaker card option can replace the Christmas tree layer or make both and swap out the scenes!
In the Christmas pop-up card SVGs, you will also see an option to add a message to the back of your card. I used my Cricut to write the message in pretty cursive. Be sure to filter by Writing fonts so you don’t end up with bubble letters. Visit this tutorial to learn more about using fonts in Design Space.
Once the DIY pop-up card has been imported to Design Space, be sure to change the lines on the two long rectangles and the envelope to the score Operation and attach the scorelines to the base using the Attach tool at the bottom of the Layer’s Panel. For more details watch the full video.
Here is a side-by-side look at how the card with and without the shaker card insert – both are cute in their own way! Download this adorable snowman pop-up card in my Member Vault along with hundreds of other premium and free crafts!
Did you like this DIY pop-up Christmas card? What other design do you want to see me create? Tell me below in the comments!
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