You’re a gem // pop-up card

It’s mothers day in the UK at the end of March and I wanted to come up with a nice idea for a card. I decided to recycle my paper-cut gems from a previous post and made these cool popup cards.

You're a gem // pop-up card // minieco

There are six gems to choose from if the diamond doesn’t appeal to you.

You're a gem // DIY pop-up card // minieco

You're a gem // DIY pop-up card // minieco

You can also make a ‘paper-cut’ version of the round gem. It looks fantastic if you stick some shiny foil inside the card.

You're a gem // DIY papercut card // minieco

The templates are at the foot of the post if you fancy giving this project a go!

You're a gem // DIY pop-up card // minieco

Happy Monday all ^_^

You're a gem // DIY papercut card // minieco

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+ Thin white card for the gems
+ Good quality A4 paper (in whatever colour you fancy)
+ Sharp craft knife
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Glue

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1. Print out the gem templates. Cut out your chosen gem. For best results please use a sharp craft knife.

2. Print the card template. Cut it out and fold it in half.

3. Cut out the tab that will fit inside the card and fold it along the solid lines.

4. Glue the tab to the card as shown.

5. Make sure that you can fully open and fully close the card.

6. Stick your gem to the tab using some glue.

7. Print and assemble the envelope. Job done!

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For best results set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’

+ Popup card template [PDF]
+ Popup card – gems [PDF]
+ Paper-cut card template [PDF]
+ Envelope (for both cards) [PDF]



17 Comments Leave yours

  1. I love these! :) Really lovely idea for Mother’s Day, or just to leave a nice note for someone!

  2. Many lovely ideas on your blog – love the eco-friendly focus too :)

  3. Love love love these !!! These will make any Mommy feel special :) Michelle

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    awesome idea, love and like it, thank you for the sharing and the free templates;-D

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