How Do You Make Pop Up Cards on Silhouette Cameo?

Creating pop-up cards with a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine is an easy and fun way to make personalized cards for any occasion. With the help of the Silhouette software, you can design your own unique card, and then let the machine do all the hard work for you!

To get started, you will need a few basic supplies. You will need cardstock or other heavy paper, patterned paper or cardstock, adhesive dots or foam squares, scissors, and a Silhouette Cameo machine. Once you have all of your supplies gathered together, you can start designing your pop-up card in Silhouette Studio.

When designing your card in Silhouette Studio, you will want to create a “window” that will be used as the base for your pop-up images. To do this, draw a rectangle with the shape tool and make sure it is slightly larger than the design element that you want to appear in the center of your card. Then add any additional elements that you would like to include on the outside of your card such as text or other shapes.

Next, it’s time to create the pop-up elements for your card using either pre-made designs from Silhouette Studio or creating them from scratch with drawing tools. Make sure that each pop-up element is slightly smaller than the window so that it fits inside once assembled. Once all of your elements are designed, it’s time to cut them out using your Cameo machine.

Once all of your pieces are cut out and ready to go, it’s time to assemble them into a finished product! Start by adhering all of your pieces onto either patterned paper or solid colored cardstock. Be sure to use an adhesive dot or foam square so that everything stays in place while assembling. Once everything is adhered together, fold up each piece along its score lines so that they fit inside of the window perfectly.

Finally, glue down any additional embellishments and add any finishing touches such as ribbon or sequins before closing up the card envelope. Your pop up card is now complete! Pop up cards are great for adding dimension to any handmade greeting cards and are sure to impress anyone who receives one!


Making pop up cards on a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine is an easy and fun way to customize any special occasion greeting cards. With just basic supplies such as heavy paper, adhesive dots/foam squares and scissors combined with Silhouette Studio software it’s simple to design unique 3D cards that are sure to impress anyone who receives one!