20+ CSS Paper Effects

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Explore our best collection of CSS Paper Effects designed to elevate your website’s visual appeal. From drop shadows to folded and notebook paper effects, In this curated compilation, you will get free HTML and CSS code examples that demonstrates depth, realism, and realistic-flair of web pages via paper animation.

Explore a delightful assortment of creative, colorful, and user-friendly CSS paper effects loaded with advanced paper animations. The folded animation delivers immersive user experience. We have gathered these paper animation effects from reliable sources like CodePen and GitHub.

The CSS paper effect is an animation design style used by web developers to demonstrate the texture of paper on a website using CSS 3 animation and other animation properties. It resembles similar characteristics of paper, such as shadows, folds, textures, and curled corners, enhancing the overall beauty and aesthetic appeal of web interfaces.

All the paper effects code examples are created with CSS properties like box-shadow, transform, and background images, giving you flexibility to produce various paper-like effects such as shadows, folds, and tears.

Most of the paper animation is merely created with advanced CSS animation and transition properties; therefore, it won’t affect page load speed. On the other hand, all our CSS paper effects examples are compatible with all the major web browsers and work flawlessly on mobile devices too.

Let’s check out the collection below and elevate the user experience of your web project with our diverse CSS paper effects collection.

01. Pinned Card

Pinned Card

Author: Suzanne Aitchison
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 07, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

02. CSS Stacked Paper Effect

CSS Stacked Paper Effect

Author: Michael MartinSmucker @mlms13
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 10, 2012
Made with: HTML, CSS

03. Codevember -18 – Paper

Codevember - 18 - Paper

Author: Camila Waz @camila_waz
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 20, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS , SCSS

04. CSS3 Paper-Edge Effect

CSS3 Paper-Edge Effect

Author: Felix Schwarzer @slimsmearlapp
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 13, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS , SCSS

05. Paper Prototype CSS

Paper Prototype CSS

Author:  Terence Eden
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 03, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS

06. Receipt with Result

Receipt with Result

Author: Mariam Massadeh @MariamMassadeh
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 20, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS

07. CSS Stacked Paper Effect

See the Pen
CSS Stacked Paper Effect [Edit.]
by Messiah7 (@Messiah7)
on CodePen.

Author: Messiah7 @Messiah7
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 7, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

08. Pretty Map Folding with CSS

Pretty Map folding with CSS

Author: Staridas Geography @staridas-geography
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 28, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

09. Notebook Paper

Notebook Paper

Author: Amanda Williamson @amwill
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 23, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

10. Paper Effect

Paper Effect

Author: magnificode @magnificode
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 20, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

11. Paper with Sellotaped Corners

Paper with sellotaped corners

Author: Suzanne Aitchison
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 04, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

12. CSS3 Paper Effect

CSS3 Paper Effect

Author: Nomack @nomack
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 17, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS

13. Paper

Paper

Author: Ruphaa Ganesh @ruphaa
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 18, 2018
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

14. Hand-Written Contact Form using Angular JS

Hand-Written Contact Form using Angular JS

Author: Shaik Maqsood @shaikmaqsood
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 15, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS

15. Folded Paper Login Form

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Folded Paper Login Form
by Ryan Mulligan (@hexagoncircle)
on CodePen.

Author: Ryan Mulligan @hexagoncircle
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 26, 2020
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

16. CSS Paper Works

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CSS Paper Works !
by Saman Rohanizade (@SamanRohanizade)
on CodePen.

Author: Saman Rohanizade @SamanRohanizade
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: December 14, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

17. CSS Notebook Paper

CSS Notebook Paper

Author: Jesse Couch @designcouch
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 07, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

18. Folding Paper CSS3 Animation

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Folding paper CSS3 animation
by Vadim Hermann (@Vaddo)
on CodePen.

Author: Vadim Hermann @Vaddo
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 03, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

19. CSS3 Paper Fold

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CSS3 Paper Fold
by Jesse Wells (@jessenwells)
on CodePen.

Author: Jesse Wells @jessenwells
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 06, 2015
Made with: HTML(Haml), CSS(SASS)

20. Notepad

Notepad

Author: Timothy Miller @webinspect
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 20, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

21. 3D according (Simple Folding Paper Effect)

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3D accordion (simple folding paper effect)
by Paweł Targoński (@paweltar)
on CodePen.

Author: Paweł Targoński @paweltar
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 08, 2016
Made with: HTML(Haml), CSS(SASS), JS

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