Spiral Pop-Up Card

by Corinne Somerville

Create this fun pop up card in a few easy steps.


  • One 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of cardstock for the card base

  • One 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” piece if cardstock for the card liner

  • 1 ¾” Circle Punch

  • Scissors

  • Glue Dots

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Stamps

  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Attach the 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” liner cardstock onto the 5 ½” x 8 ½” card front.

    The liner is required to give the card extra weight to handle the spring action.

  2. Step 2

    Punch a 1 ¾” circle out of cardstock.

    Starting from the outside, create a spiral by cutting in a continuous circle approximately 1/8” around until there is about a ¼” left uncut in the center.

  3. Step 3

    Place a small piece of Sticky Strip in the center of the spiral.

  4. Step 4

    On the opposite side that you placed the Sticky Strip in the center, place a piece of Sticky Strip on what will be the tail of the spiral.

  5. Step 5

    Attach the spiral to the center of the card's inside on the bottom half of the liner.

  6. Step 6

    To attach the top part of the spiral to the card, simply close the card and press firmly to make sure the Sticky Strip is well attached to the top and bottom of the card.

  7. Step 7

    This is what the attached spiral will look like.

  8. Step 8

    Roll up glue dots and attach to the spiral where pop ups will be attached to the card.

  9. Step 9

    Adhere pop ups to the glue dots.

  10. Step 10

    Decorate your card front.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Spiral Pop-Up Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I tried this one today, and I'm disappointed that hte snowflakes I used as popups look at the base of the card rather than facing the recipient. Have you any idea what I've done? I did use a 2" punch because I don't have a 1" punch, and I didn't seem to have as many spirals as in the picture. Do you think this is the problem? TIA for any help you can give me!
Kathy Evans  |  Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 5:39 PM
I'm just guessing - maybe you need to flip them over or could they be too heavy for your spiral. I have done bats and hearts and they weren't very heavy and they floated just fine. If you attach them with glue dots - you can open your spiral and then place the embellishments. That might help. Good luck.
gamegirl3006  |  Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 10:07 PM
Thank you for your help! I did try that and it looks about the same. A friend here suggested I try making the snowflakes double sided, but that didn't work, either. I guess they could be too heavy, because I put glitter on them, but they aren't as big as the butterflies used in the picture tutorial. I've put it aside for now and will try again later. Thanks again!
Kathy Evans  |  Mon Mar 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM
very cute.....
i permission to shared this in my multiply....
thank u for shared..
fairy  |  Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 8:27 PM
Thank you SO much for your tutorial! It was very easy to follow along - I'm going to go and experiment!
Kathryn Jensen  |  Thu Aug 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM
Que idea tan original!!! es peciosa!!!
albasier  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM
This is so pretty!! Thankyou so much for your tutorial. I have made my own now. I will link this page to my blog;)
Lisa  |  Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM

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