The problem with gift cards is that they are very boring to open. No matter how welcome the money is, it's hard to get excited by a piece of plastic. This super easy pop-up card solves the problem: the plastic card slips right into a slot in the pop-up present. Your gift card will be wrapped in a pop-up gift-card!

The design in this instructable has a Holiday theme, but you can easily change it to a birthday card by omitting the Christmas tree, or you can check out other pop-up gift card ideas on my website, www.makepopupcards.com

Step 1: Preparation

You will need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Small piece of ribbon
  • White card stock
  • Green card stock (optional)
  • Tape and/or glue
  • Scissors
  • 5 to 10 minutes

The wrapping paper should be fairly sturdy, and either a plain color or with a simple pattern which will work on a small scale (it won't look right if you just have a small portion of a giant Santa Claus, for example). Likewise your ribbon should be narrow.

<p>thanks a lot. On my way to mother's day handmade gifts to add a naive and pretty touch.</p>
bonus points if you fit a chocolate in it!
An &quot;After Eight&quot; might work... if those chocolates still even exist. Someone should come up with a pop-up chocolate...
lol they still sell it here in Singapore. mint is good.haha
My mom once taped my Xbox Live card to the underside of a brick. So when I opened it up it looked like a brick but when I turned it around I got a card. I thought it was pretty clever and funny. Good 'ible!

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Bio: I am a paper engineer, writer, maker and chemist wannabe. In addition to pop-up cards I design and build furniture, lights, costumes or whatever I ... More »
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