Pixel Love

Pixel Love DIY Pop-Up Card Template and Tutorial
DIY Printable Template + Tutorial

'Pixel Love' Retro Video Game
Love Pop-Up Card

Make a special pop-up card for the retro video game lover in your life. This pop-up card features Tetris-style blocks on the cover, cute video game doodles on the envelope, and a 16-Bit heart pops on the inside. Easy to make in minutes with simple craft tools. Print on white card stock and follow along with the tutorial below.

Download Template - (8.5 x 11) Download Template - (A4)

How-To Make It

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Print Template

1) Download & Print the Template

Open the template (.PDF)
Print on white card stock

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Score Folds

2) Score the Folds

With ruler and ball stylus,
score along all dashed lines.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Cut Slits

3) Cut Pop-Up Support Slits

With a craft knife, cut along the solid lines marked on the inside card.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Trim Cards

4) Cut-Out Cards

With scissors, cut out the inner and outer card pieces.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Make Folds

5) Fold the Pop-Up Supports

Carefully begin to fold the pop-up supports for the heart. Crease folds with a bone folder.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Glue Cards

6) Glue Inner & Outer Cards

Apply glue to the back of the inner card and attach to outer card. Match-up the folds.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Trim Edge

7) Trim Edges

Check the edge of the card for any miss alignment. Trim to clean up the edges.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Cut Envelope

8) Cut-Out and Score Envelope

Score the dashed fold lines on the envelope. Cut-out the envelope piece.

DIY Pop-UP Card Tutorial - Pixel Love Retro Video Game Card - Step Make Envelope

9) Fold & Glue Envelope

Fold and crease flaps. Apply glue to the side flaps. Fold bottom flap over and press to adhere.

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