Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Tell your pop how he ranks this Father’s Day with a popcorn-themed matchbox card. Just slide the box open and out pops a message! This easy printable is fun on its own, but it’s also perfect for pairing with your dad’s favorite popcorn treat.

While these aren’t exactly dad jokes, there’s definitely some puns, rhymes, and word play going on here that we’re sure dad will approve of.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

And for those times when you want to “pop by” with a hello for someone special, we have a card for that too! Because it’s always a good day to send a simple surprise.

The pop-up part of this card is a fun element, but you can also skip that and still have a cute box. Sign the back of the inside note to finish the rhyming message, then pop it inside with a gift card.

Now, let’s get poppin’!

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

what you need:

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

how-to:

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Step 1
Download the matchbox PDF that you want to use and print it on cardstock. Cut out all the pieces on the black outlines. Be sure to cut the slits on the white “tray” piece. Don’t cut any of the gray lines.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Step 2
Fold all the pieces on the gray lines.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Step 3
Glue one side panel of the striped piece and press the other panel on it to secure the outer box.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Glue each of the corner square panels of the white tray piece and press them to the folded flap next to it.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Step 4
Glue the two folded springy pieces to the back of the message card. The ends should both face in. This keeps the pop-up message from leaning to one side or the other.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Glue the ends of the springy pieces and press them down to the inside of the white tray piece.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

Step 5
To get the card ready to give, press the message down as you slide the tray into the outer box.

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

This is a perfect card for giving with something as simple as a pack of microwave popcorn, but it would also be fun with a gift card to a movie theater or a container of gourmet popcorn. Dads and grandpas always love a treat!

Printable Matchbox Pop-Up Cards

But don’t stop there! Spread some joy to others with a snack and a fun note!

Happy crafting!

 

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