Cardmaking Tutorial

Card Making Tutorial: A Beautiful Pop-Up Box Birthday Card

Elina Card Making, Crafts

A right kind of birthday card is better or as good as an actual gift. That has always been my conviction.

Don’t get me wrong, I would never pass on the opportunity to give someone a gift.

But making my own card is just the cherry on top. Or as I call it the full experience 🙂

It has always been my thing. I love, love, love making cards.

I made this card for my brother’s birthday and I placed a gift card in a balloon and blew it up. I also attached a card on the balloon, it said ‘Pop Me’.

And now I have this wonderful website, a wonderful YouTube channel and wonderful social media to share what I make with you and the world.

I’m finally doing what I love! I’m finally home.

So welcome friend, to my home. Feel free to make it part of your own 🙂

Instructions for folding:

For Letter Sized Paper: score at 2,4,6, 8 and 9 Inches

For A4 Sized Paper: score at 7,14,21,28 and 29 centimeter

You can keep the length or do as I did in this video I trimmed off about 4 cm that’s about 1,5“

If you are making it on a smaller size cardstock just keep the proportions and you’ll be fine. That’s 4 equal parts and a small flap of about 1 inch or 1 cm (I know there’s a difference but it won’t be visible so it doesn’t really matter how thin or how thick you make it.)

Decorate it as much as you like. I’ve used skewers for all my embellishments in the center of the card, but you can also tape them directly to your strips of paper. I found that skewer gave me more dimension.

Supplies that I’ve used in this video:


Powder Tool:

Bird Crazy stamp set by Tim Holtz:

Wow Embossing Powder Neutral with Sparkle:

Archival Ink:

Heat Gun:

Paper Trimmer:

Water Brush:

Multi Medium Matte:

Happy and Smile Simon Says Stamp stamp set:

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark:

Embellishments for the finishing touch:


Jennifer McGuire YouTube channel where I learned the cool mirroring technique:

I love how this card turned out just take a look:



  • close up 6
  • close up 5
  • close up 3
  • close up 2
  • close up 4
  • close up 1

What are your favourite birthday cards? Please leave comment below 🙂