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Halloween Pop-Up Card Ideas

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When I was a child, the greatest 3-D invention in my mind was a pop-up card. Those celebrating Christmas and Halloween were among my favorites, although some I received for some of my birthdays were fantastic as well.

Even as I gaze at some of these I've included below, it brings back fond memories of a magical time I was infatuated with, as the extraordinary pop-up images created an amazing story to view; and of course you had to work to be sure to properly open that card in order to keep the images intact.

If you've ever had a 3-D pop-up card, you know what I mean by that.

I remember opening up the card and seeing the unfolding (literally and figuratively) story. It was terrific to change the angles to see the storyline exposed in a variety of ways. It was one of those things it took me some time to grow tired of, even as a child with a short attention span.

The Halloween pop-up cards I've included below are not just great memory-jarring images, but a lot of fun to look at in their own right. Hopefully I'll never outgrow the childlike delight in these precursors to 3-D everything.

Jack-O'-Lantern and Spiders Pop-Up Card

There's nothing more traditional than a carved pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern for Halloween, and this pop-up card is a great way to show it. Those bats in the background with the Gothic-looking windows are great too.

Pumpkin and Spiders Halloween Pop-up Card


Haunted House Props

  • Haunted House Props
    If you've been to any haunted houses lately, you'll know that the quality, realism and scary factor has really improved through the years, and a trip today is not for the faint of heart. Below I've included some photos of some very gruesome and...

Skeleton Pirate Pop-Up Card

Skeletons are another mainstay of the Halloween holiday, and a great addition to the pop-up card theme. Add to that a pirate skeleton with the eye patch and sword, and you have a fantastic 3-D card to enjoy opening and displaying.

Skeleton Halloween Pop-Up


Halloween Window Decals, Stickers or Clings

  • Halloween Window Decals, Stickers or Clings
    Placing window clings or decals on your windows during the Halloween season are a lot of fun, with a wide variety of options to choose from for the particular look and theme you're attempting to present to those viewing them. And because window...

Halloween Pop-Up Card with Ghost, Bat, Black Cat and Pumpkin

Not to be left out of the Halloween pop-up card mix, here we have the ubiquitous black cat sitting alongside a carved pumpkin. The kids would have fun getting this surprise popping out at them, as well as the ghost and bat in the the background.

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Cat and Pumpkin Pop-Up Card


Halloween Crafts

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    Halloween is probably the most fun holiday there is when thinking of crafts and the endless number of simple things you can use to make great Halloween scenes and props for the season. This is an especially good activity to participate in with...

3-D Pop-Up Card with Flying Ghosts

Cards like the one below, as far as having all those pop-up things included, were among my favorites growing up. The more intricate the pop-up scene, the better, as far as I was concerned. This ghost one with the haunted house is very cool.

I really like the way it appears the ghosts are floating all over the area because of their positioning on the card.

Flying Ghosts Pop-Up Card


Decorating Your Yard for the Fall Season

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Monster Ball Halloween Pop-Up Card

The many layers of this Halloween monster party really enhance the 3-D look of this pop-up card, and shows some of what was is magical with these cards. Very cool how the pumpkin pops up in front and begins the imagery through the several layers. Those floating eyeballs are funny as well.

Monster Party Halloween Pop-Up Card


Amazing Pumpkin Carving Designs

  • Amazing Pumpkin Carving Designs
    Without a plan in place or any type of personal motive or purpose, artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins to inspire his art students at the school he worked for. After putting some of his pumpkin carvings on the Internet, his work went...

Halloween Pop-Up Card of Headless Horseman

Now surprising someone with this Headless Horseman card is what pop-ups are all about. To see the look on a child's face when they see the horseman carrying the head is fun to imagine. The graveyard in front adds a compelling feel to the theme.

Headless Horseman Pop-Up Card


Halloween Pop-Up Cards

As you can see from this batch of Halloween pop-up cards, they were and remain a great gift and/or decoration to include in your Halloween fun. Either way, that 3-D look and feel to the art will always delight both children and adults, and not only bring back our memories, but create new ones for the next generation.


amy on May 30, 2015:

well thanx 4 ur pop up cards dey r really helpful in my project :)

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