Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Elmo's Birthday Pop Up Card

I needed a birthday card for a 2 year old.  Really?!!! What does a 2 year old want a card for, unless to eat it?  But I needed it, so I found this cute little file on Cricut Make It Now.  It is a design from a cartridge called "Sesame Street--Elmo's Party".

I just love Cricut Design Space!  I paid for just the images I need, rather than buy an entire cartridge I absolutely didn't need.  Don't you find that a lot of the images within a cartridge are really just repeated images?  So I purchased just the pieces I needed for this card, and thank you to whoever designed the card so I didn't have to!

But I did have to figure out how to put the pop up inside Elmo together, and that was a struggle.  No Thank You please to Cricut, who does not have an illustration or how-to guide for this.  After ruining two Elmos I thought I had it figured out, but as I looked over the meager directions in the Make It Now section, I realized I was missing something.  I googled "Elmo pop up Cricut card" and found a wonderful video of a lady making the Elmo Pop Up.  Here is her link, in case you want to make a Pop Up Elmo, too:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EErZBqyvr7c&list=PLV4sFhcxLIHLf9ORS9T1NYaYdGq5kWFvo&index=64

And here is my Elmo Pop Up:

Love it!  So bright and cheery for a little one, and maybe even a 2 year old will like the card, besides the taste of it!


  1. Amazing card! I love the pop up design! I don't know, I have seen some 2 year olds appreciate a hand made card more than many adults do! TFS!

  2. Thanks, Heidi! I hope she does like it!