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!
MariaPosted at 12:36h, 23 October
Thank you for sharing, you are a genius when it comes to pop up cards now I have to learn how to cut them :o) it wont be easy for a leftie.
jingvitesPosted at 13:00h, 23 October
bears for all occasions! nice!
BeaPosted at 14:23h, 23 October
Well done ….Hmm…I LIKE TEDDY bear card! Thank you
Edward OlsonPosted at 14:42h, 23 October
I just love the teddy bear pop-up, thanks so much for the template.
LindaPosted at 15:27h, 23 October
Love it . . . thank you once again !
MargPosted at 16:21h, 23 October
Thanks so very much for the tutorial. What a wonderful card.
BrendaPosted at 16:49h, 23 October
Thanks so much for notifying me of the release of your tutorial. I love your work and can’t wait to try making some of these. Great job and blessings to your little family.
PetrinaPosted at 17:10h, 23 October
Your Art is beautiful.
Cannot wait to see more.
Petrina Case Studio
SorayaPosted at 19:39h, 23 October
You are so clever! I’m so thankful for you and your generosity.
DeedyPosted at 19:41h, 23 October
i luv it ^__^
nimrodPosted at 23:57h, 23 October
hey man.. really thankful for the video on 3d heart.. i made 1 actually.. and gave it to my bestfriend’s debut last oct 18…
still i dont have any reaction from her.. maybe she hasn’t opened it ehehe…
hope that you create more… and by the way.. if you have time can you make something related about our 1st dance(1st ever dance..) in highschool it was xmas party.. thnx…. and hope your cough is gone..
maude joanna regoPosted at 00:36h, 24 October
hey there! amazing card, thank you so much for this website and all your tutorials i made the entwined hearts last week and my boyfriend loved it!
I live in Dubai and eid is coming up, any ideas for a pop-up card i can make for friends?
maybe a mosque, or something more neutral towards all holidays?
please do reply, id love to try something new!
klarePosted at 01:01h, 24 October
wow it looks fab, will have to give this 1 ago. lady who lives nextdoor to me is due to have twins this week and this would be a cute card to send her. thank you for sharing your insperation and tallent with us
SandraPosted at 04:02h, 24 October
Many thanks for your templates. Love the teddy.
Stella MoorePosted at 04:32h, 24 October
Hoping to make the card using my Make the Cut program!
Suyu LiuPosted at 06:12h, 24 October
It it very Beautiful, I love it, and I am going to try it.
SusanPosted at 09:52h, 24 October
Thank you for posting this Teddy Bear pop-up tutorial. You are so kind to share with others what you have designed. Your art designs are beautiful and architecturally interesting. I have made some of your cards for my family and they love these cards more than any other that I have made. Oh, and what a cute teddy bear that inspired you in making this card.
KITTPosted at 10:54h, 24 October
thanks for sharing your so talented. I’m new to the your site, but i’m sure I’ll be back often.
ClaudiaPosted at 11:20h, 24 October
Thanks for sharing this! It looks great; I’ll try though I’m really clumsy when it comes to cutting … 🙂
LilianaPosted at 15:48h, 24 October
It is so beatuful!!! You are a genius!!!! Congratulations and thanks!!!!
Laura BenedettoPosted at 16:35h, 24 October
Just too cute. Love this card.
Diane WPosted at 09:31h, 25 October
“Awesome” and soo cute!! :0) Thank you so much for sharing your idea.
CreativePosted at 07:38h, 26 October
Thanks everyone! i’m glad you liked this card. I love this card. Hope all your cards come out great!
PetrinaPosted at 03:51h, 27 October
Great job and so cute.
Your art is beautiful.
Keep up the great creations!
Cannot wait to see more,
FrancisPosted at 14:52h, 27 October
O: I just love it. Its so Cute! But can you make the Templates for the Birthday Bear,Christmas Bear, and Valentines bear.
I just love your cards And Thanks! 😀
FrancisPosted at 14:56h, 27 October
Ohh Hehe! Sorry for the comment up there ^
I found the template. Hehe Thanks so Much!! (:
lily FooPosted at 04:31h, 30 October
I like your cards so much. but how to convert those PDF file to SVG?
CreativePosted at 06:55h, 30 October
Your cutting machine should have a “tracer” function, so you can trace the lines.
Lily FooPosted at 16:23h, 30 October
I’m using the eCraft software, there are no tracer function and i can’t even import the PDF file 🙁
CreativePosted at 18:56h, 30 October
Sorry about that. I did a quick search on eCraft, and wow, there are a ton of complaints about the software. I wonder if it can use software like Make The Cut or Sure cuts a lot. I’m not sure if either of these would help though.
Lily FooPosted at 21:30h, 30 October
How you normally cut out your design? Using any cutting machine?
CreativePosted at 06:20h, 31 October
Yes, I use a cutting machine. I use a Klic-N-Kut, but I may get a new one soon. I’m looking at the silhouette Cameo, but haven’t decided yet. The ecraft machine looks slick, but it has terrible reviews on amazon.
lily FooPosted at 07:14h, 31 October
I had a lot of trouble figuring out that ecraft machine and the software is not great but that Make the Cut has a beta version of eCraft plug-in 🙂
Hope you can find a better cutting machine. Thanks for sharing this.
kimPosted at 20:25h, 07 November
Thanks for sharing a good tutorial. i am from south korea.
I am not goot at english but thanks to your kind tutorial , it’s easy to make
wonderful pop up card. just refering to your directions and pictures
i can understand how to make it .
i have some question….how to improve cut paper? expecially bear’s eyes and
small parts.. what kind of stationery do i use?
CreativePosted at 20:48h, 07 November
Hi Kim, I use think paper/card stock. Use paper/card stock that is thick enough to stand by itself. If the paper/card stock is too thick, then it will be hard to cut. You can cut out the fine features with an X-acto knife. Good luck!
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LuPosted at 05:18h, 14 November
I sure hope this comes thru,because U R Correct is saying that this IS the MOST cutest pop-up BEAR out there.Why not even the sites that sell pop-ups ave one that is SOooooo Adooorrriiible!:):);), Major Kudos 2 U.Ur wife must B Oh so proude 2have aperson that has a talent, she can count to 2 assist her. May he who had given U this awesome talent continue 2 give u the grace 2 enjoy, profit(?) and share it w/all>GBU 4 sharing this w/all of us.ThankYOU!!
KittPosted at 08:15h, 16 November
Great bear popup. my 1st grandson is due Nov 29th, this popup will make a great announcement card. Congrats to you and your wife. thanks for sharing your talent with us
ZoëPosted at 12:30h, 01 December
Great site !!
when does the tutorial for the christmas bear come online ?
CreativePosted at 17:39h, 01 December
Hi Zoe! It’s this same post! The template is included with the other teddy bear templates. You can use the same instructions, just use different clip art (santa hat, candy cane, they are all included).
asiyaPosted at 12:48h, 03 December
hi thank you for the tutorial im going to have a go at making these they look great. im thinking of making a graduation bear as my brother graduates soon, maybe i put a grad hat on the bear with a scroll in his hand. thanks again
VasudhaPosted at 08:09h, 10 December
I used ur template but the card came out to be really small…what should i do?
CreativePosted at 10:05h, 10 December
Try saving the file to your local computer and opening the .pdf file with Adobe Reader. The pages should be 8.5″x11″.
VasudhaPosted at 22:50h, 10 December
Thanks for the previous reply….as i am a beginner i dont know with what should i cut the bear’s face….its in the middle of the bear…and if i use scissors their will be a cut in the bear’s body?what should i do?
CreativePosted at 23:24h, 10 December
You need to use an X-Acto knife to cut out the card.
VasudhaPosted at 04:16h, 12 December
I am really sorry to bother u again and again…but i am a beginner card-maker….and i have many doubts…..um i wanted to ask is the knife same as the paper cutter and will the knife be able to cut small and curvy things? anywys ur really good at cards
CreativePosted at 05:46h, 12 December
If you are careful, you can cut the curvy parts with an Xacto knife. You should use a very sharp knife. I also mentioned a paper cutting machine which can cut the paper for you.
Tricia MadhooPosted at 17:02h, 07 January
thanks so much for the template, the card turned out beautiful, gonna b using it to make some valentine cards, thanks so much.
KathyPosted at 09:38h, 11 January
Received a pop up book for Christmas…I have a Xyron Create and Cut and can import .dxf files but I an unclear on how to use a cutting machine to do these type of cards. When I trace in the (create and cut) the outlines do not come out completely, so a manual trace and import, but I still have to place it on the cutting
board. Any help, tutorial, on this would be appreciated.
Thank you, in advance, for any assistance.
YueniePosted at 08:36h, 17 January
Just curious, why do you not like 90 degree cards? They seem easier to glue (when I make your 180 degree cards, I tend to have some problems with the centrefold).
Other than that I love your pop ups! This is so versatile, easy to make AND adorable as dessert 🙂
CreativePosted at 23:07h, 17 January
Hi Yuenie! I prefer 180 degree cards because they will sit on a table by itself guaranteed. Sometimes it’s hard to make a 90 degree card open up just perfectly. I do make 90 degree cards, but I think the 180 cards look more impressive.
Linda SheetsPosted at 11:07h, 19 January
I could not download the template for the teddy bear card? How do I get it?
CreativePosted at 13:20h, 19 January
Hi Linda, In the instructions above, there is a link to the template. good luck!
karishmaPosted at 06:43h, 21 January
elo.. i like ur pop up cards very much.. am trying z valentine teddy bear card to surprise my bf on valentine.. ur instructions make it very easy.. thank you 2 share zis with us..
also i wanted congratulate u for ur baby girl.. she’s very cute n sweet..
keep sharing ur talent wiz us.. God bless ya
lot of love 2 u n ur family..
LilyPosted at 06:57h, 26 January
Hi! I’m from, Poland and I’d like to make one of your cards but the words that you use like “congratulations” or happy birthday” I’d like to write in Polish so that everyone could understand it. I can’t find in the MS Office the font that you are using and it seems to be easy to cut out as it’s pretty thick. Can you please tell me where can I get the font? or maybe you could give us the whole alphabet with lower and upper case letters? I’d be very grateful for that :)Bes regards!
CreativePosted at 19:27h, 26 January
I actually bloated the letters so they would be bigger. I would suggest printing out the letters, then outlining the letters by hand with a pencil to connect the letters and make the text larger. Good luck!
Ishmael AliPosted at 23:46h, 01 February
hw am i suppose to get it free i got 2 more day b4 my couppon expires 🙁 help please ..
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georgiaPosted at 08:40h, 18 December
where we can find the paper in which there are the figures of the dear and other?
Creative RichPosted at 07:49h, 19 December
Hi Georgia, Thanks for visiting my website. I’m not sure which card you are referring to. Can you be more specific?
Chloe BalatbatPosted at 03:46h, 12 February
Hello. I made one of these (the Valentine card) and when I finished, I closed the card and then opened it again and when I opened it, the head was still folded. Why is that? But by the way, thanks for making this AWESOME card! I love teddies, too!
Creative RichPosted at 09:24h, 12 February
Hi Chloe, Make sure you score the folds in the bear’s head. It will help it to unfold.
suriyaPosted at 08:15h, 12 February
it is realy awsome but could done it with a sketch of your own because every one cannot take a printout of the given template
cindyPosted at 19:25h, 15 February
where do we get the paper ?
Creative RichPosted at 12:22h, 17 February
Hi Cindy, you can get paper at any craft or office supply store. You can also buy it online on Amazon.
dominique lopezPosted at 18:33h, 28 February
Creative RichPosted at 01:39h, 02 March
Hi Dominique. Thanks for visiting my website. Sorry, I do not know Spanish. Lo siento, yo no sé hablar español (from google translate).
addan emmanPosted at 13:07h, 12 May
i wonder at your creativity please tell me specific website for paper cut templates
Creative RichPosted at 07:04h, 14 May
Hi Addan, you can purchase my templates by clicking on the store link above.
VanessaPosted at 21:11h, 06 June
Just two wordz… SUPERRRR CUTE
anne1014Posted at 14:02h, 14 January
What do you use for gluing the small pieces of clip Art? Thanks
Richard ChenPosted at 11:49h, 18 January
Hi Anne! I use a glue stick most of the time. I take a pair of tweezers, and dab the paper piece onto the end of the glue stick, and then attach it to the card.