Monday, March 26, 2012

A Pop Up Birthday Card

I wanted to make something fun today so I decided to do a pop up card.  It is actually much easier than you think once you know the trick.  Here is the front...

The base of the card is Taffy.  I have to smile because many people don't care for that CTMH color, but I always liked it.  The lavender is Spring Iris.  The flourish is from a set I just got called "The Best Things" and the sentiment is included in one of the kits that comes in the Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle.  The pop up is one the inside...
Love this cupcake!  It is also included with the Cricut Bundle.  I've repeatedly told everyone, that Art Philosophy is the best Cricut Cartridge I've ever worked with.  The stamps match the several of the images you can cut.  By the way, the cupcake is colored with my Copics.   Now for the trick to make the pop up...
 1.  First, make a liner for the inside of the card.  For an A2 base, the liner measures 8 x 5 inches. 
 2.  Score the 8 inch length at 4 inches, fold over and crease heavily. 
 3.  Next make 2 one inch deep slits at the 2 1/4 and 2 3/4 marks on the crease.  You will be making the cuts on the 5 inch side.  Make sure that you cut  through both sheets of card stock.  Work you cut out section so that it folds opposite the card crease. 
 4.  Attach the liner to the inside of the card making sure that you do not get adhesive near the cut section and that it remains opposite the crease. 
 5.  Attach the image that you want to "pop-up" on the bottom strip. 

When you fold the card closed, the cut out section will fold flat away from the crease and you image will lay flat.  When you open the card, the image will stand up!

These are fun and unexpected.  I can see all kinds of possibilities to use this pop-up mechanism.  Can't you, too?  :o)  For Now, Happy Crafting!

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