This super easy valentine is so quick to make you can carve out pop-up hearts for a whole classroom of kids — but you can also spend a lot of time decorating and making it unique for that one special person. FREE TEMPLATE
If you like my pop-up house but you’re not sure if you’re up to making all eight rooms, try this free template for a very easy to make pop-up room — it even includes a miniature version of the pop-up paper house! This room can be cut with a pair of scissors and has very detailed instructions, so it’s a great card to start with.
Please note that this room is NOT designed to fit onto the pop-up paper house.
This FREE template is perfect to send out as invitations to a cocktail party because it is so easy and quick. With a little practice you can make a dozen in a half an hour.
Put an olive branch in this dove’s beak and send her off for the holidays in hope of world peace — or swap the olive branch with a note and the dove turns into a homing pigeon ready to deliver your message. This elegant and easy pop-up is FREE, and has detailed step by step instructions.
The video below shows a tutorial for the pop-up stork, but since the paper engineering is very similar, it will help you understand how to make this card as well.
A CD or DVD cover is hopelessly old fashioned by now, but once in a while the occasion might still come up when you can use a pretty holiday gift case (CD of kids playing music or DVD of baby’s first steps as a gift for grandparents, for example).
This FREE TEMPLATE is very easy to make, looks very festive and can be customized for your use.
To assemble all the rooms of your pop-up paper house you will need to build a supporting structure. Use the PDF template in this download to build your own lightweight foam core structure. Foam core, available in any art supply store, can be cut easily with your scalpel knife. This design fits together to create a sturdy structure without any glue, nail or screw, which means you can also pull it apart for flat storage or travel, as you can see in the video of the completed structure below.
This template is designed to be used with 3/16″ thick foam core, but it can also be used with any sheet material up to 1/4″ thick (perhaps with a little extra filing to get the pieces to fit together smoothly). The download comes with illustrated instructions, and three versions of the same template formatted to be printed on different sized paper. The tabloid format (11″ by 17″) is preferred, but if you do not have access to a large format printer either the letter or the A4 template can be used.
You only need this file if you bought the individual pop-up rooms separately: this template is included with the complete pop-up paper house download for $12.95