Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today's Tuesday Tutorial: Create a Pop-Up Card!

We are so lucky to have Linda as our January Guest Designer, and we were ecstatic to have her create this tutorial based on her adorable pop-up card!  This fantastic little creation folds flat for mailing and then stands freely for display, making it perfect for any special occasion!

Whimsie Doodles Pop-Up Card
by Linda Cummings (January Guest Designer)
Create a pop-up card that folds flat for mail!

Paper cutter
Scoring tool and bone folder
Craft knife
Small heart punch
Corner Rounder
Circle punch
Scalloped Circle punch
14” Ribbon
Double-sided tape
Whimsie Doodles image and sentiment  (colored & cut out)
11” x 4 1/4” cardstock (card)
5” x 3” cardstock (pop-up)
4” x 1 1/2” (2) pattern paper

1. Score the 11” x 4 1/4” piece of cardstock at 1”, 2 3/4”, 3 3/4”, 5 1/2”, 7 1/4”, 8 1/4”, and 10”.
2. Crease the score lines.
3. On the middle score line (5 1/2”) make a mark ½” from both sides.
4. Cut between the 2 marks to make a slit. If the pop-up piece has dimension, ake the slit larger to accommodate the bulk. (see photo)
5. Apply double-sided tape to both ends of card piece (right side up-see photo).
6. Adhere pattern paper to right side of 11” x 4 1/4” piece.
7. Create pop-up piece with Whimsie Doodles image and 5” x 3” cardstock.
8. Slide pop-up piece into slit.
9. Attach pop-up piece to one piece of the double-sided tape. Make sure pop-up piece is centered and lines up with the bottom of the card piece. Adhere pop-up to second piece of tape.

10. Embellish 1” front of card with ribbon and circle cut Whimsie Doodles sentiment.
11. Card will fold up to fit into envelope.

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful Tuesday!


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Paula said...

I love this card! YOu have a great talent and your directions are so easy to understand! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn Borjeson said...

That's really neat, thanks for sharing!!