Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pop-Up Card Tutorial

This is a tutorial that I am doing for ScrapLovers this month. I love making pop-ups on the inside of my cards. This Jack's World paper from Cosmo Cricket makes it even more fun. Can't you see using this for a little one's birthday card? I started by using the same paper for the outside of the card as the inside. I wanted a more seamless look. To make it work, the pop-up must be created on another sheet of paper than the outside.
The other thing to keep in mind, is to make sure that the inside paper is the same width as your outside paper. It will just keep things looking neater.
Next, I needed to determine what size of a pop-up to make. I wanted to use this crocodile.

**The pop-up lines and cut lines MUST be placed on the fold of the card.**
To guide where I needed to cut, I drew lines, one line on each end of the crocodile. I also drew the lines as wide. (note that I chose to have the crocodile off to the right side. you can place your pop-up in any location.)
Then I took my X-Acto knife and cut the lines.
To assist the pop-up in folding out (and it makes it SO much easier), I score from cut line to cut line, on the top and bottom. You can use a bone folder or embossing stylus.
When the scoring is finished, push the pop-up from the back to the front.
To make the folds most crisp, I fold the entire inside of the card closed.
Then I glued the crocodile to the pop up. When you adhere this to the actual card, make sure that you do not adhere the pop-up.
You can see that I added other papers, punched borders, and stamped words to the inside. Hope this inspires you to have a little fun with the inside of your cards!! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

9 comments: said...

How fun! I really like the design you used. I'll be linking to this!

Niki Estes said...

Great tutorial, Kim, and cute card!

Julie Masse said...

Very fun card!! I know my children would love it!! Great tutorial Kim! :)

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

I have never done a pop up card. I am thinking it's about time I do!! Such cuteness!!

Deanna said...

What a fun card Kimberly! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sweet card, Kim! Thanks for showing how easy this can be. I'll have to give it a try!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how cute and what a great tutorial!

maria fiscella said...

Love the tutorial - THANK YOU!

cpeep said...

You can also constuct the box (pop up mechanism) from a separate piece of cardstock and glue it in the crease. No hole in the back!

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