How to Make an Easter Basket Pop-Up Card
20 April 2019
When the Easter Bunny visits our house, he always hides the kids’ Easter baskets somewhere inside the house. They’ve been hidden behind the couch, in the bath tub, and even inside my car! Taking a note from Peter Cottontail, I thought it would be fun to hide an Easter basket inside a handmade card!
When I was a kid, one of my favorite books taught me how to make simple pop-up cards. I would create some pretty sweet cards for every occasion. Now, with the help of my Silhouette and Cricut machines, I can create more intricate pop-up cards and share them with you.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the Pop-Up Easter Basket:
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Pop-Up Card SVG files:
- SVG cut file
- Printable instructions (included with SVG cut file purchase)
Doodlebug 12×12 Cardstocks:
- 6252 Hoppy Easter Odds & Ends
- 6147 Eye See You Shape Sprinkles
- 743 Lily White Sew Easy Rub-ons
- 5818 Lily White Abigail Cardstock Stickers
- 5819 Bon Bon Abigail Cardstock Stickers
Let’s start crafting!
To help with explaining how to assemble this pop-up, I have labeled each piece.
Step 1 – Cut & Fold Paper
Using your favorite electronic cutter, cut-out pieces.
Fold along all perforated lines.
Step 2 – Adhere Ribbon
Apply adhesive to backside of RIBBON A.
Adhere RIBBON A to BASKET A, aligning with fold lines and cut guides in basket. Please note, BASKET A has tabs on both sides; BASKET B does not.
After ribbon is attached, make sure basket creases can move easily.
Repeat using B PIECES.
Step 3 – Assemble Bow
Assemble bow and adhere to RIBBON A.
Step 4 – Adhere Crosspiece
Apply adhesive to large tab of CROSSPIECE A.
Adhere CROSSPIECE A large tab to GRASS A, aligning with corner points on large end.
Step 5 – Fold & Adhere Crosspiece
Fold and apply adhesive to small tab of CROSSPIECE A.
Fold-up GRASS A and adhere to CROSSPIECE A tab. Folded end of folded CROSSPIECE A tab should align with small end corner points of GRASS A.
After GRASS A and CROSSPIECE A are adhered together, fold assembled grass back-and-forth to make sure it moves freely, and can lay completely flat.
Repeat steps 4 & 5 using B PIECES.
Step 6 – Adhere Grass
Apply adhesive to BASKET A as shown.
Adhere assembled GRASS A to BASKET A, aligning with fold line and cut guides in basket.
Step 7 – Fold & Adhere Basket
Apply adhesive to GRASS A as shown.
Fold-up BASKET A and adhere to GRASS A.
After BASKET A and GRASS A are adhered together, fold assembled basket back-and-forth to make sure it moves freely; and can lay completely flat.
Repeat steps 6 & 7 using B PIECES.
Step 8 – Adhere Basket Halves Together
Apply adhesive to back of BASKET A as shown.
DESIGNER TIP – Did you know you can also use this basket as a gift card holder? To do this, don’t apply adhesive to the center back of BASKET A. This section will become a pocket for the gift card to sit inside.
Adhere BASKET A to back of BASKET B.
Step 9 – Adhere Basket Tabs
Lift flaps of BASKET B, to fold and apply adhesive to tabs of BASKET A.
Adhere BASKET B flaps to BASKET A tabs.
Step 10 – Card Base & Liner
Cut your card base and liner. The finished Easter Basket Pop-Up will fit inside of a 5″ x 4″ or larger card base.
DESIGNER TIP – If you are lining the inside of your card with an accent paper, cut your liner down the center and adhere to both sides of card seperately, leaving a small gap along the folded edge of the card.
This will keep your card’s seam from bulking up and let you open-and-close your card easily.
Step 11 – Adhere Basket in Card
Apply adhesive to bottom of BASKET B as shown.
Adhere BASKET B to inside of card base, aligning bottom edge to center seam of card.
Step 12 – Repeat
Apply adhesive to bottom of BASKET A.
Close card to adhere BASKET A to card base.
Embellish as Desired
Embellish your finished Pop-Up Easter Basket as desired. For my Doodlebug Post, I added a bunny and a few eggs and carrots from the Hoppy Easter Odds & Ends pack.
If you will be inserting a gift card, slide gift card into the opening between the two basket halves.
Did you make this Easter Basket Pop-Up Card???
I would love to see your finished Easter Basket Pop-Up Card and share it on my InstaStories! Please tag me (@curtrjensen) or comment below with a link to your blog post.