Introduction: 3D LEGO Card

LEGO is so cool!  I loved playing with them and thought it would be fun to make a LEGO themed card.  And to take it a step further, I gave it a little bit of a 3D effect!  Check it out! 

I made this using the Silhouette Cameo but you can make it using a paper cutter and hole punch too!

Step 1: Supplies

What you need!
  • Cardstock in colors of choice - I used red, yellow, green and blue
  • Greeting Card
  • Attached File
  • Silhouette Cameo or Paper Cutter and Hole Punch
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick
  • Sticky Foam (I used a roll, but it comes in pre-cut pieces too)
  • Scissors
So I have attached a zip file with my Silhouette Studio document.  You can do that or you can cut out your rectangles with a paper cutter and your circles with a hole punch.  Either way works fine.  It's nice, though, if you can use the Silhouette to cut out your lettering.

Piece Sizes*:
  • Circles (88 to cover whole card) - 1/4 inch diameter
  • Rectangles (40) - 1 inch by 1/2 inch
  • Squares (8) - 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch
*The original plan was to make these to the exact size of LEGO, but then I decided I wanted them to fit perfectly on the card instead.

Step 2: Building Blocks

Time to put your blocks together!  I just started from left to right and lined them up.  You can see the pattern I did if you want to do that.  My goal was to make it so no color is touching itself.  If you have the standard 5.5 x 4 inch card greeting card, your rectangles and squares should fit almost perfectly.

You can play around with this step.  Put colors together and make a design, make a pattern, make some blocks 3D while others are flat on the card!  Just go wild!

Step 3: Lettering

You are going to put the lettering on next because if you wait to do this last, you will already have your 3D circles on.  Put your letters together and stick them where you want them.  I kind of liked it in the bottom right corner, like a signature.  The first time I just did black letters on a white background (these are pictured in Photo 2), but this time I thought about putting the black letters in white circles so they kind of go with the 3D circle look.  I provided both in the Silhouette Studio file.

Step 4: 3D Dots

Now it is time to stick on the dots.  I have a roll of sticky foam so I have to cut off strips and then cut those strips into little pieces.  Regardless of what form you have it in, you want them to fit on the dots without showing.  Now just stick on all your dots!

You're done!  Isn't that card awesome!

Comments

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PatriciaS85 made it! (author)2016-02-19

I really like the card you created. I know that my great grand kids are going to love it and maybe when they are a little bigger they will be able to do this also. Thank you for the great steps on this card.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-19

Thank you :) It is a cute card (if I do say so myself) and fun (and easy) to make!

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nuthara made it! (author)2015-05-11

great idea

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creativity123 made it! (author)2013-12-14

That is cool!

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nemalim made it! (author)2013-11-03

This is brilliant! Looking only at the little picture I thought you were just using thin lego parts... What a great idea!

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1Dbesto made it! (author)2013-11-02

That is fantastic im defo gonna make them

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RollerScrapper made it! (author)2013-10-28

Wow, that is a lot of sticky dots to deal with! I hope the person who received this card really treasured it! Great effect with the 3D!

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beme2013 made it! (author)2013-09-30

Gonna make it for my brother's birthday! Love the 3D dots btw

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kyluddy made it! (author)2013-09-22

That's a really cool card!

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jessyho862013 made it! (author)2013-09-17

nice happy birthday card there

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ilikecory made it! (author)2013-08-30

dont step on them!

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ilikecory made it! (author)2013-08-30

dont step on them!

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savorthefood made it! (author)2013-08-26

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shazni made it! (author)2013-08-23

I just saw this ! This super...also just in time for my nephew who's turning one :-)

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CakeBake made it! (author)2013-08-20

Amazing, That card truly is awesome! Such a great idea i would love to make this (:

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MicioGatta made it! (author)2013-08-17

Nice! >^.^<

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thanks -[o.o]-

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cupcake lover made it! (author)2013-08-10

I got my vote. That's awesome!!!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Much appreciated :D

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zamrin made it! (author)2013-08-09

Very clever and creative!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thanks!

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poofrabbit made it! (author)2013-08-08

This is adorable well done!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thank you!

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Tarun Upadhyaya made it! (author)2013-08-08

Awesome!! :) Thank you for sharing :)

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thanks for taking a look :)

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Carol at Natures Sol made it! (author)2013-08-08

To bad you don't give an instructable for your creativity! Such a cute idea.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Why thank you :D

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lindarose92 made it! (author)2013-08-08

What a fun idea!! I must try this someday!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

It's fun and really easy! Takes a while, but I enjoyed putting all the little dots on :)

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Kona-chan made it! (author)2013-08-08

nice

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thanks

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bradk3 made it! (author)2013-08-08

What a brilliant, creative idea, and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Thank you for checking it out :)

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jhawkins14 made it! (author)2013-08-07

I want one of these cards on my birthday!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-20

Better show this Instructable to someone :)

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poofrabbit made it! (author)2013-08-10

I didn't see it was entered in the lego contest soo I came back and voted for ya, good luck! (I'm completely obsessed with this idea!)

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cupcake lover made it! (author)2013-08-10

I mean you

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mikeasaurus made it! (author)2013-08-07

Those pips really give this LEGO card some definition, and the colour choice is classic!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-08-07

That is what I was going for with the colour choice! Thanks for noticing :)

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