By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
Pop up cards are fun to make, and to using a sketch to put the embellishments on, adds a whole new level of fun. They are 2 of my favorite things and I know after creating this one they will be on your lists of favorites, too.
- Blue Cardstock
- Yellow Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Hippity Dance in the Rain by Imaginisce
- Hippity Honey Bunny by Imaginisce
- Ink Pad
- Acrylic Block
- Martha Stewart Craft Knife
- Martha Stewart Scoring Board
- 3-d Adhesive Squares
- Garden Life Stamp By Inkadinkado
- ½” Circle Punch
- Paper Trimmer
- Favorite Tape Runner
- Favorite Markers
- April Showers bring May Flowers Sketch (Click to Download)
First, print out the sketch and then move onto cutting the blue cardstock to be 6″ x 6″. Also, cut the Hippity Dance in the Rain sheet in half to give you two 6″ x 6″ sheets. Adhere a piece of the patterned paper to one side of the cardstock for the outside of the card. Turn cardstock to the other side and tape the other piece of patterned paper to it making sure that the patterns on each side are different and that they are not upside down. Fold the card in half after scoring the center with the scoring board.
Measure 2 3/8″ from each side of the card and make a mark. From the center fold, measure ¾” above the fold and ¾” below the fold and make a mark at both points. Place the card on the scoring board and score the horizontal lines as shown in the picture. Cut vertically through all of the layers from the top score line to the bottom score line on each end as shown in the picture. Fold the center of the piece so that it “pops” out towards you. Lay it aside.
Stamp your image onto white cardstock and color with your favorite markers. Cut around the image to make a 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” square. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock that measure 4 ½” x 4 ½” and adhere the stamped image to it using your favorite tape runner. Adhere it to the bottom of the pop up stand that you cut in the step above.
Now using the sketch, add the embellishments to the inside and outside of the card. Remember in using a sketch the embellishments do not have to be the same as what is shown, but should in some way resemble it. Here I used the sketch and changed the clouds to umbrellas that I hand cut from the Hippity Honey Bunny Sheet. I, also, use it to cut the sentiments out and adhered them to the card using the 3-d adhesive. I used a ½” circle punch to punch the 3 birds out which take the place of the flowers on the sketch.
Now it’s your turn! Go have some fun and create this card so you can add it to your favorite things to create list, too!