Peek-a-Boo Present

Remember those pop-up books? (Those were one of my favorites…) Today, I’ll show you how to make your own pop-up card. The best part is that you can put whatever you like inside the box—a family photo, calendar picture, whatever you like! Once the card is finished it is a little front-heavy; that’s why I recommend making the entire card out of chipboard.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Printable template (download here)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • White paper
  • Chipboard
  • Photo
  • Red foam
  • Glitter ribbon
  • Rubber cement
  • Mini hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Cutting mat
  • X-Acto
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


  1. Print the template and cut out.
  2. Trace template onto red foam and cut out.
  3. Take ribbon and begin gluing ribbon (with hot glue gun) at the bottom of the box. Bring ribbon the top of the box and glue in place. Do not cut the ribbon.
  4. Fold the ribbon back, forming a small loop. Glue in place. You only need a small amount of glue at the base of the loop.
  5. Turn box over, and fold ribbon to the left. Glue in place by putting a small amount of glue in the crease.
  6. Form a loop and glue to box.
  7. Fold ribbon to the right and glue in place.
  8. Form a loop and glue to box.
  9. Cut ribbon and set box aside.
  10. Working over a cutting mat, measure and cut a piece of chipboard that is 6″ x 8″.
  11. Score the board using X-Acto and metal ruler. Then fold in half forming a 6″ x 4″ card.
  12. Measure and cut a 6″ x 8.25″ piece of scrapbook paper.
  13. Using rubber cement, glue scrapbook paper to the front of card.
  14. Flip card over. Fold scrapbook paper over and glue in place.
  15. Place card on cutting mat and trim excess paper using X-Acto.
  16. Place template piece in the center of the front of the card.
  17. Lightly trace the template with pencil.
  18. Unfold card and place on cutting mat.
  19. Use ruler and X-Acto to cut along the top three sides of the box. DO NOT CUT THE BOTTOM LINE!
  20. Turn card over and use pencil to mark where the bottom line is. (I drew arrows on mine.)
  21. Use ruler to connect these marks and lightly score with X-Acto.
  22. Bend the flap forward.

  23. Turn card over so that the scrapbook paper is facing up. Use hot glue to attach the present to the flap.
  24. Open the card.
  25. Apply rubber cement around the flap. Press photo down. (Trim photo as needed.)
    Note: I used a calendar picture instead of a photo.
  26. Measure and cut a piece of white paper that is 6″ x 8″.
  27. Fold in half so that is forms a 6″ x 4″ card.
  28. Glue to the inside of card. Trim edges if necessary.
  29. Add words to card, such as “Open before Christmas!”


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2 comments on “Peek-a-Boo Present

  • Kelly said:

    i love the Peek-a-Boo Present card. so cute.

  • Monisah Dahya said:

    awesome card design. i have already made like a dozen already.

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