Surprise Pop Up Cards

February 15, 2018

Hi there! Today’s video shares how to create interactive cards that have a fun pop up surprise for the recipient. This post is also a part of the Hero Arts 2018 catalog release blog hop and I am excited to share some of their fun new products (more info at the end of this post)!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

For the first card, I used the Mouse Tea party stamp set and created a simple scene with some of the smaller mice (I wanted to keep the outside of the cards pretty simple to make the inside the focal point).

To create the interactive portion, I cut out stripe from a separate sheet of cardstock and created a fold to make a place where the image can sit (better explanation in the video). When the card opens this little mouse stands up!

On the second example, I used the Woodland Tea Party stamp set to create a similar scene. I really quickly added color to the images using Copic markers.

For the inside of this card, I used an action wobbler to create a pop up image that shakes around.

Although both of these cards have interactive pieces on the inside, They fold down flat and are able to easily go through the mail.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!


I am excited to be joining along in the Hero Arts catalog release blog hop! Click HERE to shop all of the awesome new products in their catalog release. 🙂

Hero Arts is also giving away three $50 gift certificates drawn from comments across the blogs on the hop. Be sure to leave a comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and the winners will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Continue hopping along with the rest of the fantastic designers:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Yana Smakula
Cathy Zielske
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Clare Prezzia
Iliana Myska
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Sean Fetterman
Simon Hurley  *you are here
Joan Bardee
Megan Hoeppner
Lisa Stein
Ilina Crouse
Amy Kolling
Rubeena Ianigro
Kelly Latevola
Libby Hickson
Lucy Abrams

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  • Reply Karen Page February 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I think these are awesome, especially because the fronts are so CAS and the insides are a sweet surprise! Everyone loves interactive cards, not just kids! I’ve seen grown men fiddle with the action wobbler on a card for 20 minutes in sheer wonder that we’re able to do that on a “homemade” card! Gotta love it!

  • Reply Marjorie DUMONTIER February 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Your cards are so adorable !!

  • Reply Amy D February 19, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Very sweet!!

  • Reply Judie Attard February 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Awh these cards are super cute!

  • Reply SuzanD. February 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Adorable cards. Love the simplicity with the inside surprise .

  • Reply Cathy Lillie February 20, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Really fun interactive cards! The mouse tea party is a great new stamp set. I enjoyed the tutorial. I hope you’re feeling better!

  • Reply Deepti Aggarwal February 20, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Aww… Cute cards..Love those cutie mice.

  • Reply Annalisa February 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    These are so sweet, and what a great way to show off the set. You did it proud. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jackie Price February 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Fabulous cards! Love the clean and simple fronts on thecards with the interactive piece inside. So fun! Both these tea party sets are fun additions to HA.

  • Reply Kathy McCreary February 21, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Wow! I am very impressed with you and your ideas! Can’t wait to look around your site! Thank You!

  • Reply Heather DePasquale February 21, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Such cute cards. I always forget to embellish the inside of my cards. Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Reply Mateja P February 21, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    These are super cute 🙂 Such a great release.

  • Reply Carol Celeste February 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    such cute cards!

  • Reply Bertha February 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I love the clean and simple design paired with interactive elements. Great cards Simon.

  • Reply Barbara-Jean February 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    The cards are great and it’s wonderful to see such a young designer! Can’t imagine any of the 15 year old guys I know being involved with something like this!

  • Reply Daniela May February 22, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Very cute

  • Reply Karen L K February 22, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Such fun cards! It’s very nice that you made interactive cards and both are so darn cute.

  • Reply Henriëtte February 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    What a great and suprising cards. Simply gorgeous, thanks for your time and effort.

  • Reply Hannah February 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Such fun cards!

  • Reply Cindy C. February 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Super cute cards Simon! Thanks for the inspirations.

  • Reply Stacey Kowbel February 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Such cute cards! Love the designs!

  • Reply Dan E June 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Nice video and adorable cards. I showed this to my daughter and ask me to buy materials for here. Excited to do her own card.

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