Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A happy birthday Popup

I got a card like this for a swap at Leadership in January and didn't think much of it until I opened it up and thought WOW! Cool little popup- The card did not have anything in it to identify whose card it was- I took it apart to figure out how it worked and I wrote it up for whoever wants to make it- If you know whose idea this is, PLEASE let me know so I can give credit to the cardmaker.... this is so clever!

Take a cardstock 4 1/4x 11 and score it 2 1/4, then at 7 1/2 inches along the long side. scallop punch the short side on the left and emboss with square lattice folder or some other folder of your choice up to the first score line as shown.
Take a piece of 1 1/2x 4 3/4 strip of CS and score it at 3/4 inches.
Take a triple flower punch and punch 3 different colors to make the bows. Attach one for the center bow centering it on the score line using sticky strip on the short scored side only as shown and then again on top of that. The right side should not go over the score line on the right (see first picture). This is the pop-up mechanism.
It should look like this when the fold is open.
Take 3 - 1 1/4 inch squares of coordinating DSP and little strips of cardstock and the triple punched flowers and adhere as shown. Make sure you put tape only on the middle mechanism and not on the whole back so it will glide back and forth well.
Add more sticky tape as shown and attach a 2x3 inch piece of carstock with your sentiment ( or gift card or picture or ....whatever you want to pop up!)
Be sure to stamp the sentiment before you stick it on to ensure a clean stamped image. Then sticky strip the front sides up to hide the mechanism and let it slide!
This is what it looks like when it is being put together. Decorate the front however you wish!
I thought it would be fun to do balloons, birthday cake, pictures etc!
Have fun with this!


Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the Pop up birthday card. I have been waiting patiently all week for you to post this. Very Cute!

Chantal said...

Elle est super sympa cette carte.
C'est une très bonne idée!!!

Becky Green said...

LOVE your card!!!!!!!!! I will have to make note of it & come back & try it!!!!!!! :) Thank you for sharing!!!!!! (Pop-up cards are SOOOO FUN!!!Especially for B.D's!)

Terstamper said...

Very clever! Thanks for the idea.

Ter ;)

RedGem said...

I believe the crafter was Stamping Addict blog. She demonstrated it on July 30 2011... I'm including the link to it, hope it works

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