By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
This is the season for celebrations….birthdays, Mother’s Days, weddings, bachelorette parties, graduations and more. These occasions are the special times that you want a special card and what is more fun than giving and receiving a pop up card? It’s the card type with a surprise on the inside.
Now, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½” and score it in half.
Place the fold on the left and measure ¾” up from the bottom and make a mark that is 2” in length. Don’t worry about the marks as they will not be seen when the card is assembled. Next, measure up from that mark 1 ¾” and draw a line that is also 2” in length. From that mark, measure 1 ½” up and make a line that is 1 ½” long. Measure ¾” up and make a line that is 7/8” in length. You should now have 4 lines drawn on the cardstock.
Take a pair of scissors and cut straight across on the lines you just created.
Place the piece on the scoring board and score down from one line to the next to create the look of 3 boxes as shown in the picture. You may have to adjust the cardstock to make sure the score lines fall within the tracks on the scoring board.
Fold the score lines on each of the boxes in towards the card base and the center fold outward as shown. Do this with all 3 of the boxes.
Close the base so that the folds are folded crisply.
Measure each of the pop up pieces and cut 3 pieces of patterned paper (Time to Celebrate by Graphic 45) to those sizes. On this card, they measured ¾” x 1 ¾”, 1 ½” x 2 ½” and 1 5/8” x 3 ¾”, but you may have drawn a line that is positioned a little differently so it is best to measure and make sure. Attach the strips using a tape runner.
Close the card to create the folds on the strips you just placed on.
Attach the pop up base to the outside card base using the tape runner. Line up the edges of the card on one side and then the other. Close the base to adhere it well.
Add a little note to the inside. This is a date, time, place card that is part of the Time to Celebrate paper pad. Decorate the outside with your favorite pieces of patterned paper and your card is ready to go.
As card makers we often focus on the front of the card to make sure they have just the right “wow” factor. Why not carry that “wow” to the inside of the card by creating this wonderful pop up card that sure to get a lot of attention. The next time you need a card, try making it a pop up card!