I recently learned how to make a pop up card and thought I’d share how to make one with you. So let’s get started. First you’ll need your supplies:
- cardstock 7×10 – this will make a 5×7 card when complete
- trimmer, scissors, ad
hesive, scoring tools and extra embellishments
- digital kit of choice – I opted to use Madame Wing’s new kit called Reach for the Stars
First I created my design in Photoshop. I made my design for the front 4×6 because I was planning to use some red cardstock for my matting. I also created a little cluster to use for my pop up part as well and printed it on matte photo paper.
To make the pop up part, cut a sheet of white cardstock 7×10. Score and fold the card in half to form a 5×7 card base. Along the folded edge of the card, measure 2 inches in from each side of the card and make a mark. This marks your cut lines for the popup.
Measure in from the folded edge 3/4 inch and mark the bottom of the cut lines you drew. With your scissors or your x-acto knife, cut down into the folded edge to the mark you made.
Now you’ve created a small segment of paper within your card that you’ll fold inward on itself. So when you open the card and begin to fold it, the “peak” that is the folded edge of the card will be pushed in to make a “valley” in that center piece. I scored where it needs to be folded, so that it would fold easier (see photo above).
Now you are ready to put your added piece on the inside.
I decided to add to my pop up design by creating a small cluster of stars. First I took a small strip of paper about 2×3 and scored them at one inch intervals. I folded it to match the cutout pop up part so that the card would lay flat when closed.
I then adhered my strips of stars to it and cut around my design, I also ended up trimming my paper down just a little.
I finally adhered the stars above my “reach for the stars sentiment”
I then cut a 5×7 sheet of red cardstock to cover the front of my card (which hides where the pop up part is) and finished by adding a flower and a button to my design.
Your card will fold flat and will be a nice little surprise to the recipient when they open their card.
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- Pretty Spring Mobile - April 16th, 2012
- Mini Journals - March 28th, 2012
- Easy as 1, 2, 3! - February 22nd, 2012