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RAD Pop-up Card DIY / Oh Joy

RAD Pop-up Card DIY / Oh Joy

RAD Pop-up Card DIY / Oh Joy

One of my favorite things as a kid were pop-up books and pop-up cards. There's something about seeing something flat become dimensional that is so fun. Even now as an adult, I still love getting pop-up cards from people.

So, today, we're showing you how to make this RAD pop-up card for anyone you think fits the description (maybe even mom for upcoming Mother's Day!). Simply watch the video, download the template below to make one, then decorate it to your heart's content!

Brought to you by Oh Joy + Target
Art Direction & Pop-Up Design by Oh Joy
Video by Jenner Brown
Still photos by Casey Brodley
Production and Craft Assistant: Julia Wester
Title Animation by Anthony Maiuri
Music is "Only One" by Johnny Stimson
My dress by Sonnet James

Print on white or colorful thick paper stock
X-Acto knife: can be found at your local arts and crafts store
Glue stick
Various decorations including washi tape, confetti, color pencils
Download the template to make this pop-up card right here.


  1. Ahh! This is so cool, Joy. Thanks for the awesome video. Totally reminds me that I need to go out and purchase a large cutting mat again – those are key! I appreciate you showing all the variations, too. Thanks for always being a huge inspiration!

  2. Um, could you possibly get ANY more adorable? I think not. Also, I got my “Land of Nod” catalog in the mail this week, and guess who’s on the cover? The photos are just beautiful – I hope you and your little sweetheart had a blast playing with them!!

  3. I love pop up cards! I remember when I was little, they were so fascinating to me. There was an I Love Lucy One from the episode where she was in the chocolate factory and I wish I still had it. This one is so cute. Thanks for sharing!


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