Camera Pop-Up Card
First Cut

Camera Pop-Up Card


Camera pop up card by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette


Looking for an eye-catching grandparents’ card? I made these camera pop-up cards for my parents with a picture of their grandkids inside as a surprise.


The designer has an assembly video tutorial {here} for assembling this card. If you have adhesive cardstock, it’s nice to cut the smaller pieces from that and save yourself some gluing. Here’s a quick glimpse of which pieces you would cut from adhesive cardstock and which pieces you would cut from regular cardstock:


cut with adhesive cardstock vs plain cardstock


Camera pop up card detail


To crop my picture perfectly for the “photo” portion of the card, I turned to my PixScan™ mat. (You could crop the photo directly in Silhouette Studio and print & cut on a full sheet of photo paper from there, but this is how I do it with a photo-lab print.)


1.  Place your photo-lab print onto your PixScan™ mat. It doesn’t matter where you put it; just make sure it is within the thin mat borders.


PixScan 1 -- place photo on mat


2.  Import your PixScan™ image from your camera or scanner. I personally prefer using my scanner. Tip: Always turn off your Grid when working with PixScan™.


Once imported, set your cut shape on top of the image where you would like it to cut. In the image below, the red square is directly from my camera cutting file. It would be hard to position and trim a photo with scissors or a straight trimmer to exact dimensions like 2.061” square, plus this is much more fun! You can use any shape you want to crop a photo-lab print with a PixScan™ mat! So very cool.


PixScan 2 --set cut lines in Studio


3.  Load your PixScan™ mat with the photo still in place into your Silhouette machine. Adjust the cut settings (I cut photo-lab prints with my blade on 4, speed 3, thickness 29) and click Send to Silhouette for your machine to cut exactly where you see the cut lines on your virtual mat.


PixScan 3 --perfect cut


To finish off the card, I cut a large smiley face for the front and used adhesive vinyl for my little greeting inside the card.


Smiley face on card front


Vinyl sentiment on card


Pop-up cards are plentiful in the Silhouette design store. I encourage you to give them a try! This camera card is a nice place to start.


Camera pop up card side view


Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and have loved working with Silhouette America on their design team since 2013 and contributing to their YouTube videos since 2017. I live in Utah with my husband and four kids. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others. You can find my blog at

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO Cutting Mat


adhesive cardstock

transfer paper

CAMEO Cutting Mat - PixScan™

12-inch glossy adhesive vinyl


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  1. Awesome! i love this!

  2. Very cool design Kelly…this came out beautifully!

    1. Thank you, Annie. 🙂

  3. Cameras and pop up cards are two of my favorite things 🙂 This card is so fun!

  4. oh my goodness, this is adorable! I bet your parents loved it! What a great idea and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, as always, Marilyn! I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  5. Great post, Kelly! It was so fun to see this project on the blog today! Love your tips! ~Lori

    1. Thank you, Lori! It’s always easy to make a beautiful project when I start with one of your designs. You’re awesome!

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