3D Kaaba

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the festival of the sacrifice, with this 3D pop-up representing the Kaaba at Mecca. This is the building the Prophet Ibrahim built with his son Ishmael after he proved to God the strength of his faith — and God spared him from making the sacrifice of his son’s life.kaaba-3d

This template is for the pop-up element only. You can attach the Kaaba to the card of your choice, whether that be a home-made creation or a store-bought printed card. It will fit on any standard sized card.

Although the printable pattern is formatted for a standard letter sized sheet (8.5″ by 11″), you can also print it on A4. After you cut out the shape with a pair of scissors, folding and gluing is very quick and easy. Download the template now and start crafting! No need to wait for shipping. Print and make as many as you wish for your friends and family. 

Make another Kaaba pop-up card

mecca-kaabaIf you are looking for a pop-up Kaaba which is even easier and faster to make, download this 90° pop-up card. It is simple enough for a young child to make.

Mecca Kaaba

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the festival of the sacrifice, with this pop-up card representing the Kaaba at Mecca. This is the building the Prophet Ibrahim built with his son Ishmael after he proved to God the strength of his faith — and God spared him from making the sacrifice of his son’s life.

mecca-kaabaThis is a good craft project for children, because it is very easy to make. Print, fold, and make two cuts with a pair of scissors. Download the printable template once, and print it as many times as you wish to send to all your friends or relatives, whether they are making the Hajj or celebrating at home.

The card measures 6.5″ by 4.25″ and you can print it on a standard letter sized sheet or on A4 paper. For best results, use light card stock, but a nice, heavy printer paper will work as well.

Make a freestanding Kaaba

kaaba-3dThis 3D Kaaba is also easy to make, although cutting and assembling it will take a bit longer. You can add the pop-up element to any card of your choosing.

2017 Pop-Up Calendar


Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.Every month, download and make one of these pop-up cards for free — or just enjoy looking at the pictures. The 2017 pop-up calendar is a standard wall calendar with a full, letter sized photograph above each month. It displays major US holidays, with plenty of space for you to scribble in your schedule. The weeks start on Sundays, as is standard in the US.

Customize Your 2017 Pop-Up Calendar

All calendars will be printed and shipped directly by a “print on demand” publisher so you can customize them to suit your needs. You can order a European calendar with your country’s national holidays and the weeks beginning on Mondays. You can even print a custom calendar with your own events and birthdays!
Click here to request a custom calendar.

Great Value

List price is $19.99, currently on sale for $15.99. Buy it now to take advantage of this “early bird” 20% discount. Depending on the date of purchase additional discounts from the publisher might be available.

Every month a coupon code for a new pop-up design will be revealed and unlocked. For one month you can download it for free. These coupons add up to $28 in savings, which means your calendar is as good as free! 

Two Exclusive Designs


Two new designs are available exclusively for buyers of the 2017 pop-up calendar:

  • An airplane which literally flies out of the card as you open it.
  • A gorgeous freestanding Steinway concert Grand piano. Glue this on a musical card and you will have a fully functional player piano!

This calendar is the perfect holiday present for a crafty friend, because it is the gift which keeps on giving all year long.

Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.

2017 Desk Calendar

Each face of the 2017 desk calendar shows a full month. A cube has just six sides. Yet this paper puzzle cube can display all 12 months! You have 6 months to unlock the secret hidden in the folds of this clever cube — or you can just watch the video below.

This video shows the 2015 cube. The template has been updated for 2017

Calendar-labelWait! There’s more! This is not just a calendar, it is also a box, which comes with a pop-up gift label, so you can offer someone a gift within a gift!

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$2.50 handling fee will be added to the printed calendar for domestic First Class shipping or $7 for international shipping. Add “Ship PRIORITY” to your cart for domestic (US) 1-3 day delivery with tracking option. If you would like to order more than one printed calendar, please use this form to get a quote.


2017 Desk Calendar Printed version

For the first time in 2017 you can purchase a physical, paper calendar which will be shipped to you flat. This is a limited, hand-made edition, so order quickly before supplies run out! The printed calendar measures just under 2 cubic inches (approximately 4.7cm) and the box is held shut with a tab. The calendar follows the standard US format, with the week beginning on Sundays. It is printed, cut, scored and partially assembled so it can be shipped flat. Turning it into a 3D cube is easy and quick! Four clearly marked tabs come with a self-adhesive sticker, so you won’t even need any glue.

2017 desk calendar

2017 Desk Calendar Download

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The printable 2017 desk calendar measures approximately 2 1/4 cubic inches (5.7cm3). It does not have a tab. Instead, it includes a sliding red sleeve which serves both to show the current week and to keep the box shut.

The download includes two versions:

  • US version starts the week on Sundays and can be printed on 2 sheets of standard letter-sized paper (8.5″ by 11″).
  • A4 European version starts the week on Mondays. Months and days of week are written in English.

The box comes with instructions and is easy to make with a pair of scissors and a touch of glue. For best results, print on light card stock — or on different colored card stock to make a festive collection of calendars!



The picture above shows the 2016 version, which has been updated for 2017


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$2.50 handling fee will be added to the printed calendar for domestic First Class shipping or $7 for international shipping. Add “Ship PRIORITY” to your cart for domestic (US) 1-3 day delivery with tracking option.

Watch the DIY Desk Calendar video tutorial

The 2017 desk calendar download comes with illustrated instructions. In addition, this video tutorial will show you how to make it.

Paper-Rubiks-cube-with-ringIf you like this paper puzzle calendar, you’ll love the working paper Rubik’s cube!

Row Boat

This bright red pop-up row boat seems to bob in the water while a swimmer in her matching red bikini floats nearby. What better way to celebrate summer? If you would like to create your own idyllic scene, print the blank template and decorate it yourself. Either way this is an easy and fun card to make.row boat

Greeting card or paper toy


The gentle ripples fade to white in the distance, so you can add your greetings to the card. Just be careful! If a child sees you make this they might insist on keeping the row boat for themselves, because it doubles as a fun paper toy.

To decorate it yourself, print the blank version of this pop-up card, included for free with this download. Blue paper and plastic cling wrap will create a beautiful shimmering wave effect.

Hard Cover Pencil Case

hard cover pencil case
hard-cover-pencil-case-closedOrganize all your drawing and cutting supplies with this DIY hard cover pencil case. Follow the detailed tutorial on Instructables, and get the FREE pattern by adding this PDF download to your cart.

As always with these free templates, you do have the option to support the designer by naming your price.


This “no-sew” design is easy to make with a few simple tools and supplies, and it will protect and organize your art supplies for years. Customize the interior design to fit your favorite pens, pencils and tools.


Red Barn

The red barn is a classic piece of American vernacular architecture. Although it looks beautiful in the green countryside, the choice of red for barns was not originally driven by esthetics: home-made red paint was cheaper!

red-barn-pop-up-no-awning red-barn-awningThis red barn is set on a green 5 by 7″ card. It also comes with an optional awning. Print, cut, fold and assemble your barn by following the alphabet and gluing each letter to its twin. It is much easier to make than you would imagine!

The “hand-cut” barn option is a PDF file with the image and the cut and fold lines discreetly marked. However, if you own a KNK Force cutter, you have the option to download an unmarked print file with bleeds and registration marks. This download also includes an SVG file for cutting and scoring, calibrated for Neenah 65lb white card stock.

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View a custom version of the red barn in action

The barn in this video was made for Greene Acres, a beautiful event venue in South Carolina. They commissioned this piece so they could offer it as a memorable thank you keepsake for the lucky couples who wed in their barn. This example shows another way you can customize your barn: open the barn doors by cutting them out and gluing them to the side!