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How to Make a 3D Card: 21 Card Making Ideas


Updated April 20, 2016
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2-for-1 Tent Card Tutorial Do you know how to make a 3D card? 2D cards are easy to make, but 3D cards are a little trickier. Whether you want to make a DIY pop-up card or create embellishments to give a flat card some texture, this collection, How to Make a 3D Card: 21 Card Making Ideas, will provide you with the inspiration to get started!

In general, homemade cards are a good craft item to have on hand. You can always spend your crafting time making cards because you will always need them. 3D cards will really make a statement and step up the game for card-giving with your family and friends. Getting a beautiful 3D card for your birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any other significant event makes it even more special. These handcrafted cards are essentially works of art; so, you might find that the recipient of your card wants to keep it on display for years.

Take a look at these fantastic 3D card-making ideas and 3D embellishments. Using various techniques, there's something for everyone. You'll never want to make another 2D card again after experiencing how fun these 3D cards are to make and how awesome a 3D card can look.


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How to Make a 3D Card: 21 Card Making Ideas

How to Make a 3D Card:
21 Card Making Ideas

Table of Contents

Card Making Ideas
DIY Embellishments


Card Making Ideas    

Fancy Folds Card

From pop-up Christmas cards to floral birthday cards and more, we have 3D card making ideas for any occasion! Use paper quilling ideas to make swirly designs on your next dimensional card, or follow easy cutting tutorials to make your cards pop open. If you haven't hopped on the 3D cards trend, you've fallen behind! Catch up and be amazed at the results when you begin creating amazing dimensional cards.

  1. 3D Butterfly Birthday Card

  2. Flowers and Lace Box Card

  3. Christmas Pixel Pop Up Card

  4. Hoo's There Birthday Card

  5. Pop-Up Greeting Card

  6. 2-for-1 Tent Card Tutorial

  7. All Purpose Quilled Greeting Card

  8. Doily Flower Card

  9. Elegant Tiled Greeting Card

  10. Fancy Folds Card

  11. Just a Musical Note Card

  12. Good Luck Ladybug Card

  13. Peek-a-Boo Card

  14. Precious Purple Flower Card


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DIY Embellishments  

Paper Flower Petal Butterflies

Rather than crafting a 3D card, you can make 2D cards and add 3D embellishments! These DIY embellishments are perfect little projects because they're quick to make and can make any craft dimensional. These projects are great to add to cards, but you can use them for scrapbooking and any other paper craft projects, too.

  1. 3D Sunny Sunflower

  2. Beautiful Bird's Nest Embellishment

  3. Petals and Petals Paper Flowers

  4. OWL-Fully Cute Paper Punched Owl

  5. Paper Flower Petal Butterflies

  6. Pristine Pebble Embellishments

  7. Easy Grungepaper Flower


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