How to Make a Popup Pumpkin Card for Fall
Make a DIY popup card with this cute little pumpkin. This handmade popout card has a pumpkin on the outside AND the inside, for double the 3D fun.
This little pumpkin card is so cute! It’s easy to make and would be suitable for kids to craft, as well as adults of course!
The best thing about this card is that despite how spectacularly 3D the pumpkins are, it folds completely flat for posting!
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How to make DIY pumpkin popup card
Watch this video to find out how to make this cute pumpkin popup card.
This project was part of 2020's Halloween Craft Countdown.
How to make a pumpkin popout card
The instructions below are how to make this adorable autumnal handmade card.
Step 1) Prepare the SVG
Download the free SVG using the button above and then cut out all of the pieces with your cutting machine.
After uploading the SVG into Cricut Design Space, you need to change all the score lines to the “Score” line-type and then attach them to the corresponding layer so that the design will cut correctly.
There are score lines on the main card front, white insert and one of the green pumpkins.
After doing this, your Design Space screen should look like this, with the dashed lines showing the score lines:
Step 2) Cut out all of the pieces
I recommend cutting the pumpkin shapes from orange paper or really thin card.
Using regular cardstock for the pumpkins isn’t as effective on the finished card as it’s a little thick, but it does still work. I used card for mine as I didn’t have any orange paper, but paper would have looked better!
Step 3) Glue the card front together
Fold the orange card base down the score line to create your card front.
Glue the green square and white square to the front.
Step 4) Create the popup pumpkin
Glue the green pumpkin WITHOUT a score line to the front of your card.
Fold all your little pumpkin shapes in half.
Put glue down half of one of the sides of the pumpkin and glue it to one side of the green pumpkin.
Glue pumpkins shapes together until you are happy with the amount, up to a maximum of 8.
If you’re using paper pumpkins then you’ll probably need all 8, but if you’ve used card then 6 or 7 may be enough.
Finish the pumpkin by gluing the side of the top pumpkin to the remaining side of the green pumpkin.
Step 5) Prepare the inside of the card
Fold the white insert in half along the score line and stick to the inside of the card.
Fold the remaining green pumpkin down the score line and stick to the middle of the insert so that the score lines match up.
Repeat the steps you did on the front of the card for the popup pumpkin on the inside of the card.
You may prefer to use less pumpkin shapes so that the card doesn’t end up too thick – I only used four pumpkin shapes for the inside of mine.
And that’s it – your DIY pumpkin popup card is complete!
I hope that you enjoyed this card making tutorial. In case you missed it earlier, you can grab the free SVG for this project here.