Inspired by stifling temperatures, I just posted a new design for a pop-up ice cream truck.
This is the third in a series of 3D foldable vehicles which I designed to be printed from a single sheet of paper (following the school bus and fire truck, and which can be used either as pop-up greeting cards or as paper toys. Or as a name tag to decorate the table for a party. Or as a goodie bag (or stocking) stuffer. I have more cars & trucks and things that float (& fly!) in the pipeline, but I thought it was time to add a new search category, named in honor of the Richard Scarry books I used to read (over & over & over) to my sons.
Cars & Trucks & Things That Float
In addition to the 3D cards and toys, I have also included a few classical OA style pop-ups of things that float.
I baked a real yellow cake and frosted it with sinful butter cream frosting, to create this printable cake. Enjoy your slice guilt-free! If you’d prefer to do your own decorating, the download also includes a blank template with only the cut and fold lines.
This is an all purpose printable pop-up card: a slice of cake is perfect for a birthday, of course, but also as a Valentine or to celebrate your first wedding anniversary, when tradition dictates gifts made of paper, and consuming the left-over slice of wedding cake.
Print a ready-to-eat slice of cake, or decorate your own
The template comes with a photo realistic, home baked pop-up slice of vanilla cake but you can also choose a carrot cake or a blank template with cut and fold lines, so you can decorate your own. You can choose from a selection of sentiments to add to the interior of your card (including “Happy Birthday” “Be Mine” “Happy anniversary” or “Happy Valentine’s Day”) or use the blank heart to write your own message. The exterior is equally easy to customize. You can glue your cake with its plate inside any card (even a store-bought one!), as long as your folded card measures at least 4.5″ by 6.25″ (11.5cm by 16cm).
Looking for a birthday card? Here are some other birthday and anniversary ideas.
Choose a healthy carrot pop-up cake
Same pop-up, different cake for those who like their veggies sweet. The front card text is slightly different in this version: “Loving you is a piece of…” it says, leaving the punchline inside the card.
I know mid September is a bit late for a “back to school” card — so to make up for my tardiness you can have this new card for free. From now till September 30th use the coupon code BACK2SCHOOL when you check out.
This template is printed on one side of a single sheet of paper so it’s very easy to make a finished card (complete with the front and interior) in just a few minutes. The download includes instructions and two versions, one with the text pictured below, the other blank (the pencils are there but not the text or doodle). This means you can make up your own caption; this doesn’t have to be a “Back to School” card, it can be used for any occasion you dream up.