Meerkat Pull-Up Card

As if these little meerkats could get any cuter, they are lifting out of their burrows for a word of encouragement on this Meerkat Pull-Up Card!

meerkat pull up card

If you are a follower of my blog, you may notice this card matches the pop-up box card I made with this set in a recent post. While I certainly love variety when crafting, it’s hard to resist making a matching set of cards when they feature adorable little meerkats!

Meerkat pop up box

To begin with, I was working on the box card at a later hour of the night. When do you prefer to craft? I’m curious! Leave a comment below and let us know!

Subsequently, my tiredness suggested I wait until the next day to clean up. Leaving my desk unclean is not my usual creative style, but sleep was calling. However, when I sat back down at my craft desk, covered in the same papers and stamps from the Meerkat Pop-Up Box Card, I got a new idea! Namely, that these meerkats needed to pull-up out of their burrows!

Watch this little gif of the action!

Did you catch that little surprise at the top when the tab gets pulled up???

See below for the crafting supplies you’ll need to complete this interactive card (Hint, it’s the same supplies as the pop-up box with just a small circle punch and foam adhesive strips!), and then Watch the YouTube Video Tutorial!!


Supplies for a Meerkat Pull-Up Card


Video Tutorial for Making this Meerkat Card:

Click below:

Card Stock measurements:

Sahara Sand (should be able to get this from a single sheet!)

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Top: 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • “Mechanism piece”: 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Save scrap for meerkats

Garden Green: 5 1/4″ x 4″


Tips to create an interactive Pull-Up Card:

I have previously written tutorials on similar interactive cards to pull up an element, so have a look here for basic instructions on creating one, and read below for the changes I made to make this one unique.

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The difference with this card is that the meerkats pull-up THROUGH their burrows.

Firstly, the lines you cut in your top card stock will be horizontal, and slightly wider than your meerkat.

Take a look at the image I took of the card front and the inside mechanism. Horizontal lines are cut out of the front where I wanted the meerkats to pull up from.

meerkat pull up card mechanism

Another difference for this card is that there are three meerkats pulling up. I didn’t want to have three pieces for the recipient to pull.

Therefore, I used a 3 1/2″ x 5″ piece of Sahara Sand for the pull-up mechanism piece. I placed the front over my mechanism piece, and just drew lines where the holes would line up, and then attached the meerkats on top of it with mini dimensionals ONLY from below their feet to it so their heads were slightly over the lines.

This is how they can pull-up, but won’t pull OUT of their burrow!


meerkat pull up card

While this is definitely a card for an avid crafter, don’t shy away from creating one. If you are scared, try making one with only a single meerkat pulling up! You’ll be glad you did!

Interested in other fun folds or interactive cards? Check out these:

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Happy Crafting!

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19 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to create this tutorial! I can’t wait to make one, too!

  2. Ariel Matera says:

    Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to create this tutorial! I can’t wait to make one, too!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thank you! 💚 I hope you do make one, too!! I’m still fairly new to making video tutorials, so I appreciate you saying that.

  3. Nicole Spencer says:

    This is beyond cute! Thank you for sharing the how info!

  4. Laura – What an adorable card! I let out a little gasp when I saw it! Your tutorial video is really awesome. Keep making more! Can’t wait to have little Meerkats popping up of my own!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It makes me happy that you liked it, and hope you make one, too! 🥰

  5. Barbara says:

    Thanks for a great idea and video! I laughed out loud when I saw those meerkats pop up!
    What fun it will be to make this card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      You’re very welcome!😀 I laugh too every time they pop up 😂 Glad you’ll be making one!

  6. Deb Compton says:

    Thanks Laura! I followed your video and my card turned out great!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      I am so overjoyed to hear that! Thanks for letting me know you made one!🤗💃🏻🎉

  7. Yoli Gonzalez says:

    Thank you for the tutorial for this amazing and cute card. I made one and I will be making more!!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      You’re very welcome! That makes me so happy!! Once you make one, just can’t help but make more 😂💚

  8. Barbara Chandler says:

    Thank you, This is really cute. Can’t wait to make it. Awesome tutorial.

  9. I loved this tutorial and tried to play along but my little meerkats did not want to come out to play lol! I’ll try again

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Oh I’m so glad you gave it a go, Fiona! They can sometimes be stubborn. May I suggest widening their burrow holes or snipping the widest part of the meerkat at a slight angle. Hope this helps 💚

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