10 Minute DIY Pop Up Father’s Day Card ( & Birthday Card!)

Surprise dad with a fun & creative 10-minute DIY pop up Father’s Day card. Also a great birthday card idea. Easy tutorial & video with free printable templates!

We all love pop up cards. We all love funny cards. This funny pop up Fathers Day card will certainly bring a big smile to dad!

fun & creative 10-minute DIY pop up Father's Day card. Also a great birthday card idea. Easy tutorial & video with free printable templates!

This twist and pop up card can also be a birthday card for dad. It only takes a few minutes to make, using 2 sheets of paper or card stock, and our free templates. 

We also have a similar free printable DIY pop up Fathers Day card with a “world’s best dad” design, which you can check out here!

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DIY twist & pop up Happy Father's Day Card
“World’s Best Dad” DIY Pop up card for Father’s day!

This DIY pop up Fathers Day card video tutorial will show you how easy they are to make!

Materials & tools to make DIY pop up Father’s Day card:

Step 1. Print and cut free templates for DIY pop up Fathers Day card

Print and cut free templates for DIY pop up Fathers Day card

The pop up Father’s Day card / birthday card is designed with a two sided cover, which can also print the card cover on 2 sheets of card stock, and glue them together. It measures 11″ by 5.5″. Fold it in half so we have a 5.5″ by 5.5″ card. 

There are two pieces that goes inside the card, each piece measures 3″ by 10″: the pop up mechanism, and the word “GOOD”.

 two pieces that goes inside the twist and pop up card

The piece with the word “GOOD” will be folded into 4 equal sections (aka accordion fold) with one letter per section. First fold it in half, then fold each half in the middle.

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Step 2. Fold pop up card mechanism

Take the mechanism piece which is printed with the dotted lines, fold along each line, and push the two straight lines inward.

Fold pop up card mechanism

The finished piece looks like two legs with a triangle head. (See video above if it sounds confusing!)

Step 3. Glue pop up card

Center the mechanism piece inside the open card cover with the tip of the triangle pointing at the center of the crease fold. 

Glue DIY pop up Father's Day card

Put glue or double sided tape along the 3 edges of the triangle shape, close the card cover and press down. When the glue is dry, repeat with the other side of the triangle and glue it to the inside of the card.

Next, we will glue the piece with the word “GOOD” to the mechanism piece. Put a little glue on the upper right corner and lower left corner of the mechanism piece, as shown in photo.

glue the piece with the word "GOOD" to the mechanism piece

Line up the word piece with the mechanism piece. In this case, the back side of lower part of the “G” and upper part of “D” will be glued to the mechanism.

 open and close the twist and pop up Father's Day card

See video tutorial above the materials list if you are not clear about this step. 

Wait a few minutes until the glue dries. Now you can open and close this pop up Father’s Day card, and watch the magic unfold! 

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2 Comments

  1. This is such a cool card! I absolutely love how simple this is. <3
    I landed on your website for the first time today and realized that I've tried so many of your ideas by seeing them on Pinterest images. I love your blog. Truly inspired to create one like yours. Just one question, is it okay to curate ideas from other bloggers on my own blog as long as I give them credit by mentioning their website? 🙂
    Thanks in advance.

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