Friday, July 1, 2011

Pop-Up Train Birthday Card

I love making birthday cards for kids! There are so many cute Cricut cuts to use! This card is for my nephew, who just turned two. I realized after I put it together that my cake has three candles on it - oops!

My train is cut at 3" from Create a Critter. The cut contains the engine and the flat car, so I cut it twice to get two flat cars, using my Gypsy to hide the engine on the second cut. I cut the "2" from Nate's ABCs at 1". The snake is cut at 2 1/2" from Create a Critter.

The present is cut at 2" from Create a Critter.

I used Everyday Pop-Up Cards to cut my cake at 2 1/4".

To make my banner, I die cut it with my Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner die, but then trimmed it to make it fit my sentiment. I stamped it with a polka-dot background and sentiment from the Ribbon Tails stamp set, added an eyelet and some twine, and used glue dots to adhere it to my card.

I thought my nephew would love a pop-up train inside his card, so I tried out one from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they layers match up perfectly on this cartridge (not the case for the pop-ups on the Everyday Pop-Up cartridge). I cut everything at 2".

Here's a bird's eye view to see how the pop-up adheres to the card.


9 1/4" x 8" Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold Cardstock, scored at 4"
9" x 3 3/4" Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet Cardstock
8 3/4" x 3 1/2" Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Papertrey Ink 2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
Echo Park "A Walk in the Park" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink "Ribbon Tails" Stamp Set & Double-Ended Banner Die
Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise & Dark Chocolate Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Versa Magic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink
Jolee's Bling
Recollections Eyelet
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Michael's Googly Eye


  1. Great card! My grandson will be two in August and now I have a better idea of what to use for his card, thanks!

  2. katie this is adorable! when I was growing up my mom always put an extra candle on our to grow on!

  3. This card is too Adorable. I love it.


  4. This is ADORABLE!!!! I love making cards for children too. They are so fun! This one will be WELL LOVED! Hugs- Glora

  5. Love it! Super adorable train. Thanks for the great idea Katie!

  6. Darling card Katie! You nephew is going to love it!

    I am still waiting on my pop-up neighborhood cart! Can't wait to get it!

    Ruthie :)

  7. LOve your card Girl great job on it. Victoria :)

  8. Oh Katie, it's adorable. I need to try to do one of the popups... you always make it looks so easy.. hugs

  9. Cute card, Katie! I love the colors and the pop up train is darling!

  10. This is the CUTEST card!!! I <3 it! :-)


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