Introduction: Self Pop-up Cubic Card

I will show you how to make a cubic gift card that pops when is pulled out from a book or any other flat hard envelopes.

This is an amazing Valentine card to make for a very special person!

I did it green for visual purposes! but it could be any color depending the ocation

Print the new template that I made and do your own Cubic Card in no time!

Step 1: Materials

1. sheet of card board
2. scissor
3. cutter
4. adhesive tape
5. book (or envelope)
6. hole maker
7. pen
8. elastic
rubber band
9. glue
10. Imagination
11. see the PDF for the template

Step 2: Trace and Cut

1. First we will trace a square (8 cm X 8 cm)
2. Then we will continue tracing until we have the correct figure
3. Then we will proceed to the cutting part

Step 3: Make the Holes for the Rubber Band

1. Use the hole maker to make the holes for the elastic
2. You will need to stress the lines in order to have a better flexion

Step 4: Join and Glue

1. Then we will join all the parts, with the glue and the tape
2. Then we will place the rubber band inside the cube
3. Also we will need to sharp the edges of the cardboard, where the rubber band is placed in order to have a better pop-up
4. And it's done !

Step 5: How to Use It!

1. Follow the folds and fold the cube, put it inside the book and pull it out, it will pop up itself !
2. That is all !


adhiyaman143 made it! (author)2011-07-29

This is fun and i love it
Thanks a lot i am going to try it now !!!!!

ShoopDaWhoop made it! (author)2011-01-02

I saw this once before as an ad.... It was exactly the same concept

Houdinipeter made it! (author)2010-10-26

um paper versions don't really work...

wasted a bit of time. but atleast she's appreciative of that. <3

xenor made it! (author)2010-02-20

 I give it 24 hours before someone does a weighted companion cube version. :)

klingonprins made it! (author)klingonprins2010-02-25

over yet? done yet?

VampiricPie made it! (author)2010-02-21

 Don Quijote!
Also, cool ible.

juneapaluna made it! (author)2010-02-19

Awesome, did you think of this yourself?

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-20

Well I saw these cars (Flat Ryderz) and how they pop out of their pakage, the cube itself has another mechanics but the consept is the same (be splitted and loaded  then and with a pull it pops back up into shape again)

Thanks for your comment!

MadBricoleur made it! (author)2010-02-09

ha. very cool :) good trick to play on friends at school, maybe something along the lines of putting them in random binders and saying "you've been 'cubed'. pass it on" etc...

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

Yes my friends are always surprised!
some of them even jump when it pops!

MadBricoleur made it! (author)MadBricoleur2010-02-19

Haha cool :) I'm gonna try this tonight with my friends.

Mr.kipkai made it! (author)2010-02-01

Nice ! I will make one !

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

thank you!

MechanicalToaster made it! (author)2010-02-13

I just have to say that i hate Don Quijote with every molecule of my being. just saying.

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

Yes! It is a big book, isn't it?

on the other side, thanks for comment!

Kaiven made it! (author)2010-02-04

Very cool! Even if it's not used as a card, it's a great trick!

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

Yeah! it is a great trick! Isn’t it?
Hope you like it!
Thanks for your comment!

caitlinsdad made it! (author)2010-02-06


I'm sure others would appreciate a template of some kind to resize and print out.  Just upload the file and add to your Instructable.  Good luck!

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

I already did the PDF!

Thanks for your suggestion and for you comment!

artquilter made it! (author)2010-02-11

I think you could use this for something along the lines of popping out of your husbands briefcase when he opens it at work....surprise dear!

beackmaniax made it! (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

Yes that is a good idea!
Thanks for comment!

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