An Easy to Create Spiral Pop Up Card

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Peg Rounds

From: Peg’s Crafting Corner

Spiral Pop-Up Card

Pop up cards are fun aren’t they?  Often, though, they take time to make and we don’t have a chance to make them.  This spiral pop up can be made in just minutes and is as fun to make as it is to receive.  The theme of this card was inspired by one of the newest Sizzix embossing folders entitled, “Cascading Flowers,” by Brenda Walton.  What better way to show flowers cascading then down a spiral that allows them to pop up when the card is opened.

Begin by creating a card base from cardstock that measures 6 3/8” x 9”.  Score the card stock in half using a scoring board.  Then, lay it aside for later when you finish off the card.

Now, again, using the paper trimmer cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 4 5/8” x 6 ¼”.  Place this piece inside of the Cascading Flowers embossing folder and run it through your die cut/embossing machine using the correct plate stacks.  The Sizzix Big Shot was used for this project.


Lightly rub a piece of chalk over the design.  Chalk pastels are a good choice to use for this as they are a softer chalk that easily transfers color onto paper and have bright pigments to make embossed areas stand out.


Lightly rub your hand over the embossed area to remove excess chalk.  Repeat adding the chalk and rubbing your hand over the area until the design has the look that you want.  The less chalk added the light colors your card will have and the more that is added the darker the color making it a brighter piece.


This piece has had more chalk added to certain areas to make them brighter while other areas were left with less chalk.  This gives a nice contrast to an embossed piece.


Now, create a second card base from white cardstock that measures 6” x 8”.  Score and fold it in half, too.  This will be the insert on the inside of the card.


Attach it to the first card base using a tape runner.


Punch, die cut or use a circle cutter to cut a 1 ¼” circle.  Shown is a circle created using the Standard Circle Dies by Spellbinders.   Cut a spiral into the center of the circle with a pair of scissors.


Snip off the end of the spiral to give it an even edge.


Place a strip of adhesive using a tape runner or double sided tape or a pop dot onto the back of the spiral where the end was even out in the previous step and onto the center top of the spiral that is facing up.


Close the card to attach the pieces securely to the card base as shown.


Punch several flowers with a flower punch.  The Hydrangea punch by Martha Stewart was used for this project.  Punch even so that you can have 2 layers to one flower.   You can also use other punches or dies for this depending on the theme of your card.  Add a dot of glue using a glue pen to one of the flowers and then place a second flower on top to layer them.


Attach the flowers to the spiral in various places along it using the glue pen.


Add more flowers to the inside of the card.


Place a rhinestone in the center of each flower.  A pair of tweezers makes this job a lot easier to place them.


Finish the card off by attaching the embossed piece to the front of the card base.

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock that measure 1 ¼” x 2 ¼” and 1” x 2” and layer them on top of each other.  Stamp or place the sentiment onto the smaller piece and attach it to the front.  Place a second sentiment inside the card for a finishing touch.

This is an easy way to create a pop up card especially when you are short on time.  It’s great to use with any theme or occasion when you need something special.  Make several in advance and keep them on hand so that all you need to do is add the cut outs and finishing design to the front.  Then, you’ll be ready to go.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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