Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pop Up Card

Hello. I have some pictures of a card I made for a friend for her Mother in Law's 92nd Birthday. I will give you step by step instructions as I make another card similar to my friends. This is a beautiful pop out card that really wow's anyone you send it to. You can improvise with any color card stock or any object to put in it. I will give you some easy step by step instructions. I used all vellum butterflies to pop up on one of them, instead of the flowers. On one of these photos you will see one of the butterflies.
Choose your cardstock, score, fold and cut to desired size. Do the same with another sheet of cardstock or heavy paper. (but do not use your bone folder on the crease of the inside card yet) Also fold your inner card in the opposite direction so the pretty stuff is on the inside. I like to pick something for the inside of the card with a matching theme. If you have a word window punch from Stampin Up you can close the inner card on its fold, and use the punch pushed up as far as it will go from the bottom of the card, find the halfway of the punch and make a punch (so when you open up the folded piece you removed it will be the same size as the window punch itself) Repeat from the top of the card. (picture) Or use an exacto blade to cut. With the pattern side facing up using a ruler score a line from the outside of the bottom slot to the top slot and repeat on the other side.(picture) Now you can bend the score lines so the inside of the card has a shelf. Now you can use your bone folder inside the card. I use two sided tape to attach the inside to the outside of the card. Now find some colorful cardstock and stamp it with flowers. Use different colors of cardstock and different sizes of flowers. You will need triple the amount of small flowers. Use black ink, and begin cutting out each and every flower (this
is the fun part). Use 3 large flowers to start, bend a corner on 2 of them, (picture) and use a glue dot to attach to the shelf.(picture) Now all you do is continue adding flowers to the flowers and build this out. TWO VERY IMPORTANT NOTES. Always be sure the glue dot is covered by the flower you are working on so that they don’t stick the card shut. And keep closing the card to make sure your flowers are on the inside and not creeping out. For the card front I added 2 flowers that I used the 2 way glue pen to cover and then added glitter and a rhinestone flower to the center from Joann's. I used my Provo Craft Cricut, with the Accent Essentials cartridge to cut frames, 1 regular and 1 shadow. I then glued and glittered them. For the finished card I used Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) Blossoms and Butterflies premium stack cardstock for the inside and outside of the card. I love the DCWV premium stacks, this one already had a lot of glitter detail on it. I used Stampin Up stamps; Doodle this, Delight in Life and Wonderful Wings for the vellum butterfly) thatI used white ink and Jacquard products powder on. I hope you try this and have fun with it like I did.
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane 
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  1. Diane,

    Your card is much more simplistic design with far superior results. I tried a different style of pop-up and was sadly disappointed with the results after an eternity of work. I'm trying your method the next time.


  2. This is probably the most beautiful use of the "simple box" pop up that I've ever seen.

    I would love to link to this post and use a picture of your card. Let me know it that's okay.

    Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

  3. Lovely pop up and amazing that you achieved so much with the simple box cut.
    From a fellow crafter and lover of pop up cards
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  4. I had been thinking how could I do a pop card with the box in the vertical instead of the horizontal. This was a simple answer. Duh me.
    Beautiful card. I did mine with fish.

  5. Such a brilliant card I just had to make it. Thanks so much for the instructions. xx

  6. Simply Wonderful.thanks for the tip.:)s from Nigeria, Tommy

  7. this card is fabulous i only hope i can do it justice when i make mine


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