By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
It’s the fall season and there are pumpkins everywhere! Even on our cards. This card has a little surprise inside, though. The pumpkins pop up when it is opened. Card giving could get more fun, could it?
Begin by cutting 2 pieces of cardstock that measure 5” x 7” for your card base and card insert base.
Score both of them in half using a scoring board. You will want a crisp solid fold for this card.
Take one of the pieces and find the center of the card on the score line. Then, mark ¼” on both side of the center mark as shown.
Using the two outside points that you just marked, measure 1” up from the mark on each side of the fold. Repeat this step for the second mark.
Place the piece on the scoring board making sure to line the area between the two cut lines up with the grooves on the board. Score between the two marks at each end of the 1” long lines. This will create the fold for the pop up mechanism.
Fold the cut and scored piece closed so that the mechanism folds outwards as shown in the picture. Also, fold the outside card base.
Cut 3 sheets of your choice of patterned paper (Autumn Gold Foil by Echo Park shown) to measure 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”. One will be for the outside, one for the inside top and one for the inside bottom of the card. Take one piece and measure each side of the pop up mechanism and mark it on that sheet.
Measure each mark 1” up from the edge of the paper.
Place in your paper trimmer and cut on both of the line and then cut in between them and remove that piece of paper.
Fit the paper around the pop up piece and adhere it using a tape runner.
Repeat the previous steps for the bottom inside piece of patterned paper.
Add some tape around the edges of the insert as shown.
Line up the outside card base with the insert on the bottom around the edges and adhere it.
Add some more adhesive and close the front of the card on the base to adhere it making sure that the edges are still even.
Ink the edges of all of the ovals using a brown ink pad.
Assemble each of the pumpkins using the tape runner.
Attach the largest pumpkin to the pop up mechanism and then add the other pumpkins to each side of it, adhering them with the tape.
Add the branches to each of the pumpkins.
Finish the outside of the card by assembling the last pumpkin and attaching it. Also, attach the leaves to the outside and inside of the card at the corners.
Add the sentiment and your card is now complete!
Share some new fun with pumpkins this season and create this pumpkin pop up card to send to your friends. Use it just to say “hi” or “you’re invited” or anything else you’d like to say. It’s bound to bring a smile into someone’s day.