Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Three Tier Pop Up Wedding Card

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Apr 28, 2018

Three Tier Pop Up Wedding Card

REVISED wedding pop up card that originally appeared in 2010

origamic architecture cake

origamic architecture cake



This is the supplemental wedding card I made for my friend who originally got a non pop up card for her wedding. She gave me a sad puppy dog look, so...yeah.

It's a straight-forward origamic architecture design. 

Keep reading for pop up card tutorial and cutting files (templates).

How to make a three tier wedding cake pop up card

Make it!

Make an origamic architecture wedding cake

The file set includes the cake with wavy uprights and the one with straight uprights. I like the wavy one better because it looks more like icing.

Download files for cake (files updated 2018) with straight cuts or wavy cuts: Studio, PDF, SVG .

How to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space

Files download for free. A huge thank you to the many readers who support my site with a small contribution when downloading.  Pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site.   Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.


Cut on black lines, score and fold on red lines.

origamic architecture cake

The scallops are separate overlays cut out and adhered to the tops of the layers. The inspiration for these came from Monica's laced frame #31.
Scalloped overlays are included in the file set.  (NEW files improved to cut more smoothly.)

Set the size of the scallops file so that the sizing rectangle matches the outline rectangle of the cake file. I set mine to 9" tall.


origamic architecture cake



This video (not my video) shows how to fold each tier. It's a house pop up , but the roof is folded exactly the same way as a cake tier. (Start watching at 2:40).


The flowers are my old favorites from the seven flower pop up.


origamic architecture cake





On the front of the card was a custom portrait by my daughter, who used to draw caricatures at a theme park.

origamic architecture cake


Check out the straight-sided ones made by Chris.
Isn't it fabulous in chocolate?

pop up cake

Here's a curved cut one by Cathy of Scraps of Life.