Several months ago, I shared 20 of my favorite pop-up card projects. Pop-up cards are a popular paper crafting technique, and there is no shortage of creative paper craft tutorials and easy paper crafts being shared by talented crafters. Pop-up cards can be as simple as this printable pop-up card or as intricate as this floating butterfly card. There is a pop-up card idea for every skill level. Pop-up projects aren’t limited to card makers, there are all kinds of fun ways to make your paper crafting projects pop!
As a scrapbooker, one of my favorite techniques is adding dimension to my pages with embellishments. I love it when elements look like they’re popping off the page through the use of foam pop dots or multiple layers of embellishments. Did you know you can make your own foam pop dots for a fraction of what you are paying at the craft store? By making your own, you not only save money, but you also ensure you always have the perfect size on hand for your project. Looking for other ways to make your DIY projects pop? These 10 projects will take your paper crafting to another dimension.
10 Poppin’ Paper Craft Ideas
3-D Pop-Up Book: This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to create the base for a pop-up book that can be easily personalized.
Gorgeous Pop-Up Gift Card Holder: This video tutorial will show you how to create a pop-up gift card holder that can be created for any occasion.
Pop-Up Name Cards: Print the free templates in this tutorial to create name cards for your desk or next event.
Paint Chip Heart Art: Use paint chips in a rainbow of colors along with foam pop dots to create “pop” art for your home.
Pop-Out Photos Tutorial: Add dimension to your framed photos with this fun tutorial. These would make great DIY gifts for anyone on your list!
Confetti Popper: I know what I will be making for our next party! I love that these are created with up-cycled items and scrapbook paper from my stash; a budget-friendly project is always a plus.
Pop-Up House Party Invitation: Print, fold, pop, and party! Such a simple and fun invitation idea.
Pop-Up Photo Box: Look no further for the perfect DIY wedding gift — here it is!
Homemade Wiggle Wires: Add dimension and movement to your cards and scrapbook pages with these DIY wiggle wires, plus how fun is it to say wiggle wires?
Exploding Insert Card: This card has quite the surprise hiding in the inside of it.
Have you created a pop-up paper craft before?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.