Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pop Up Card Tutorial

Joan Fricker (Joan's Gardens)  and several other people have asked me to do a tutorial on how to make a pop up card so I am attempting to do that for you today.  Every pop up card I have ever made has been a little different but I will show you how to do it for this card that fits into a business sized envelope.  I have used all Heartfelt Creations stamps in this project.

The Cardinal on the front was stamped and colored with Copic markers.  It was attached with dimensionals.  I created the pine cones and attached them next to the greeting.  The cardinal and greeting are from the HFC Snowy Cardinal set.  A bow made with sheer ribbon was added that I heated with the heat tool to give it a "crinkle" look.    On the inside the Cardinal Pine Cone Border was stamped and cut out to be used for the pop up.  The verse is a combination of stamps from two HFC stamp sets:  Cardinal Holiday Mailbox and Cardinal Pine Cone Border.  

Here is how I prepared my pop up card:

You will need two pieces of card stock.  The one for the inside will need to be slightly smaller.  Mine is 1/4" smaller all the way around.  This shows the two pieces folded into a card that will fit into a business sized envelope.  The bottom card is slightly smaller and will fit inside the top card.

The tabs for the pop up piece need to be spaced within the width of the stamped image you want to attach.  Using a Tim Holtz ruler, I found the center of my card then added two 1" tabs to hold the stamped design.  You can create the pop up with just about any distance you want it to pop up, but for my card, I cut the slits 3/4" deep.  I measure and place my marking on the backside of the inside insert.

Push the cut tabs in toward the inside of the card and use a bone folder to crease them well.

This picture shows the pop up tabs from the inside of the card.  I use ScorTape to attach the inside insert to the front of the card.  Put a small piece of tape at the top and the bottom of each cut tab (make sure it isn't on the tab)  to hold the middle of the card securely in place. 

This picture shows my cut out piece before I placed it on the tabs.  I put ScorTape on the bottom portion of each tab to hold the design.  (I cut the side of my image down after taking this picture so they were even with the side of the tab.)

I hope this tutoriall helps you so you can make a pop up card.  They are lots of fun to do.
Joan will be announcing, soon, the products used to make the pine cones.  She also has all the Heartfelt Creations stamps I have used.  Here is the link to Joan's Gardens.


Patti said...

Great tutorial Selma... Thanks!

April said...

very pretty card! I love how you made the pine cones. Thanks for the tutorial.

jperr said...

Oh Selma you are the greatest.Awesome tutorial as usual.I hope you are going to do one for the pine cones.Can't wait to see your next creation.

Olga said...

I love it!!! Now you know I have got to try one!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Selma, great tutorial and beautiful card. Thanks so much for doing it. I know it will help us all!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, thank you, .........and now can you show us how you made the pinecones????


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love these cards, but what kind of a envelope do you put them in? A clear box? Can wait to see how the pine cones are made.

Another beauty.


Anonymous said...

Thanks SO MUCH for the tutorial....


velta said...

Oh my Selma this is just gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to show us how you made this pop up you could show us how you made those perfect looking pine cones...Thank you also for your inspiration!!!

Auntie Em said...

How fun! And I know I have stamps this technique should work nicely with!
Thanks for sharing! :o)


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