22 Oct Teddy Bear Pop Up Card: Tutorial and Template
Finally, I finished this tutorial for the teddy bear Valentine's Day, birthday, Christmas, and baby shower popup card. I really like this card because it is so versatile. I mentioned in the previous post that you can use this card for other occasions by adding additional clip art parts. For example, for a Mother's day card, you can add some flowers in the bear's hand. You can use the flowers from the template from the Mother's day bouquet card. For a Father's day card, you can put some grilling utensils in the bear's hand. The utensils can be taken from the Father's day grill pop-up card. You can add a graduation cap for a graduation card and maybe put a costume on the bear for Halloween. You can be very creative with this card.
I love teddy bears and have a pretty big collection of them. My first teddy bear I adopted was when I was a few years old. I had to make a teddy bear card that I liked. Before I started, I wanted to find see if there were any other good pop up bear cards. I searched and searched and there really wasn't anything out there that I liked. Many of them opened up 90 degrees or weren't cute enough. I've also spent a lot of time thinking of ideas for making a simple teddy bear card. I wanted to make something simple, since I may be making a lot of these for my baby shower. I finally came up with an idea that I really liked. I gave the bear's face and belly some depth by inverting the folds. I was able to try out different shapes and angles using my 3D CAD tool. After I made the first baby shower card, I had to make the Valentine's day, Birthday and Christmas card. So here are some close up images of the cards.
This tutorial is a big long because I'm still getting used to my new video editing software. The video below will show you how to make the teddy bear pop-up card.
Instructions showing how to make the teddy bear pop up card:
- Purchase the template to this design here: Teddy Bear Pop Up Card Template.
Print out the template. There are 4 pages to this template:
- Page 1: Template for the 2-part card. This version is slightly faster to make and cuts the bear out of the same card as the inside card.
- Page 2: Template for the 3-part card. This version lets you make the bear and the inside card out of different colored card stock.
- Page 3: Template for outside card. This is used for both versions
- Page 4: Template for Valentine's day, birthday, Christmas and baby shower clip art.
- Determine which version you want to make, the 2 piece of 3 piece version.
- Cut out the templates using the methods I've shown in this post: How to use templates to make a pop up card.
- Fold the bear in half along the score lines down the center of the bear. Then invert the fold of his belly so that it sticks out forward.
- Invert the fold of his mouth and nose so that it also sticks out forward.
- Fold the tab in his foot (or feet) forward.
- Fold the inside card in half down the center score line.
- If you are making the 2-part popup card, then fold the bear up at his attached foot and insert the tab on his other foot into the inside card.
- If you are making the 3 part popup card, then insert each tab on each foot into the respective slots.
- Fold the outside card cover in half along the center score line.
- Insert the inside card corners into the teddy bear corner slots in the outside card cover.
- Glue any clip art parts to customize the card.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please let me know how your cards turned out in the comments!