Scary Bat Halloween Pop Up Card Tutorial

Scary Bat Halloween Pop Up Card Tutorial

Boo!  Hey everyone!  Halloween is just around the corner.  Is anyone going to a Halloween party?  Is anyone throwing a Halloween party?  If you are, here's a great popup card you can make as a Halloween party invitation. This can also be a great craft activity to do with your kids. This card is a pop-up bat and looks like this:


You can get a better look at the card in this video:

I contemplated making a happy cute bat, but I ended up making a more scary one.   I liked the way it turned out because the mouth and tummy make it look more three dimensional. The card is pretty easy to make.  Here is a tutorial showing how to make this card:

I've also written some simple instructions on how to make the card:

1. Purchase the template and download it from the store here: Scary Bat Halloween Pop Up Card Template.

2. Cut out all the parts (bat, inside card, outside card) from your choice of colored card stock.  The bat should be black, the inside card can be white or orange, and the outside card can be black. Click here for instructions on how to cut out the pieces using the template.  Make sure you score all of the dotted lines in the bat and down the center of the inside and outside card.

3. Fold the bat in half.  Then reverse the fold of the mouth and tummy.

4. Fold the inside card in half and insert the tabs on the bat feet into the angled slots.  Make sure that the slots angle outwards toward the front of the card.  Fold the tabs on the bat feet. Make sure not to pull the feed through the slots too far.  Fold the inside card in half to make sure that the bat folds flat and pops up as desired.  Adjust the feet as necessary.

5. Tape the tabs  down on the back of the inside card.

6. Insert the corners of the inside card into the corners “bat” slots of the outside card.  If cutting the bats at each corner is too tedious, then you can cut a simple slot all the way across from one bat tip to the other.  Fold the card down the center.

If you want to purchase the template, please click below.

Scary Bat Halloween Pop Up Card Template

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Please let me know what you think of this card in the comments below!  Have a happy and safe Halloween!

  • Ira
    Posted at 08:41h, 18 October Reply

    Superb…. What a CREATIVE artpiece…

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:17h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Ira. I’m glad you came by to check out my new card.

  • Mariela
    Posted at 08:52h, 18 October Reply

    Awesome card! Thanks for sharing 😉

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:16h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks for checking out my new card Mariela!

  • Theda Gartlin
    Posted at 09:09h, 18 October Reply

    This is the cutest Halloween card I’ve seen this year. Thanks A Bunch!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:16h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Theda! I’m glad you like it.

  • Caroline Jeffries
    Posted at 10:03h, 18 October Reply

    Your Scary Bat Pop Up card is very good as usual.
    I’m in the process of making 70 cards for anniversaries using the valentine Kissing Couple template. You are so creative! I love your cards.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:14h, 18 October Reply

      Good luck with the 70 cards Caroline, Hope you have a cutting machine, otherwise you’re fingers will be hurting 😉

  • Andrea Brooks
    Posted at 10:03h, 18 October Reply

    Thanks for the free Scary Bat Template. I plan to download it. I have made 5 Pop up Pumpkin Cards for my Grandchildren. I think they will like them. I also bought the Christmas pop-up of the little girl and the snowman but that on is too intricate cutting for me to make 5. Maybe one day I will purchase a cutting machine. Thanks for your ideas. I really enjoy them. A suggestion: the next tutorial you make, please stay in the camera frame. Most of the bat tutorial is half way out of view.

    Have a good day.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:14h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Andrea for being a subscriber! Hope you enjoy the template.

  • Rebecca Nelsen
    Posted at 10:21h, 18 October Reply

    Thanks for the new template. I’ve been missing your great patterns and ideas!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:13h, 18 October Reply

      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for coming back to check out my new design!

    Posted at 11:04h, 18 October Reply

    Merci beaucoup, superbe modèle,

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:12h, 18 October Reply

      You’re welcome Anne! Thanks for stopping by.

  • khanh pham
    Posted at 12:20h, 18 October Reply

    the discount code is not working for me =(

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 13:12h, 18 October Reply

      Hi Khanh, The code is not a discount code. Use the code to access the secret subscriber sale. Thanks!

  • Robyn Irving
    Posted at 14:44h, 18 October Reply

    Thank you so so much for this template. I think the bat is still kinda cute. Look forward to making it.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 16:39h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Robyn! The bat is supposed to be scary ;P

  • pat
    Posted at 21:29h, 18 October Reply

    I did not get the bat template but I do want to stay on your email list please???

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 00:45h, 19 October Reply

      Hi Pat, You can use the password to access the subscriber sale. After you check out, you can access the template in your account. Thanks!

  • yonathan christian
    Posted at 21:47h, 18 October Reply

    Thank youu so muchhh.
    i hope many free template come into my email haha

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 00:46h, 19 October Reply

      Hi Yonathan, You will not receive the template in your email. You will need to use the password to access the secret subscriber sale. Then add the template to your cart and check out. You can access the template in your account. Thanks!

  • Naf
    Posted at 23:23h, 18 October Reply

    Compliments pour cette création, elle est très bien réussie cette chauve souris. Merci et belle continuation.

    Compliments for this creation, it is very successful this bat. Thank you and good luck.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 00:46h, 19 October Reply

      Thanks Naf! Merci Beaucoup!

    Posted at 23:42h, 18 October Reply

    Thank you very much. I love this pop up .

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 00:47h, 19 October Reply

      Thanks Boonridee!

  • bhumika jain
    Posted at 06:32h, 19 October Reply

    really impressive

  • Marg Montgomery
    Posted at 06:57h, 19 October Reply

    What a wonderful card. thank you so very much for the file and the instructions.

  • Rosetta
    Posted at 07:12h, 19 October Reply

    Hi Rich,

    Many thanks for your wonderful tutorial as I love pop up cards and did try a few of them. I did try the hearts one for my engaged niece and it came out pretty well.
    I cannot access your free scary bat template. Please advice. Thanks once again for sharing.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 09:04h, 19 October Reply

      Hi Rosetta, You can access the template through the Halloween Secret Subscriber Sale. Use the password you received in your email. Thanks!

  • Lori Brown
    Posted at 21:17h, 20 October Reply

    Hi Rich, just had to write you a note to say what talent and patience you have in creating your cards. The Bat card is very nice. What tools do you use to get such perfect cuts. Do you make Birthday cards?
    Thank you for sharing your craft.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:49h, 21 October Reply

      Hi Lori! Thanks! I use a Silhouette Cameo and a KNK Element cutting machine. I do make birthday cards! Here are some cards that can be used as birthday cards.

  • Nina
    Posted at 23:46h, 20 October Reply

    Thanks for sharing this card. I really love yours pop up cards and tutorials. Everything is so great. Happy holidays!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:52h, 21 October Reply

      Thanks Nina! I’m glad you enjoy my videos.

  • Krista's Paper Cafe
    Posted at 07:25h, 21 October Reply

    Nah! Rich, he is a beautiful bat!
    I really like the little bats in the corners. Nice touch!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 11:56h, 21 October Reply

      Hi Krista! Thanks for checking out the bat card. I like your Halloween tussie mussie. Very cute!

  • Lynn Dunn
    Posted at 12:59h, 23 October Reply

    Always a nice compromise between the simple and the elegant. Nice.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 21:55h, 23 October Reply

      Thanks Lynn!

  • emma
    Posted at 13:20h, 23 October Reply

    Hi Ilive out of the country and I got your email saying that your templete wos free but I tried and I couldn”t download it for free.could you put it up again?;)

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 21:56h, 23 October Reply

      Hi Emma! Thanks for visiting my website and being a subscriber.

  • mickey
    Posted at 06:55h, 24 October Reply

    Thanks for sharing the card.
    It’s so cute!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 18:33h, 28 October Reply

      Thanks Mickey!

  • Melrose Davis
    Posted at 20:15h, 28 October Reply

    I made 2 of these for my grandkids. They both loved them. So did there parents. Thank you for the pattern. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 07:55h, 29 October Reply

      That’s great Melrose! I’m glad they enjoyed them.

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