Receiving a handmade card in the mail is awesome. When it has a little surprise inside it's even better. Would you agree? These cards contain a basic pop up. It's easy to do and the possibilities of what you can "pop up" are endless. I'll include a few more examples at the bottom.
Here's how you can make this card:
1. Start with a Basic White Thick card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score it at 4 1/2".
2. Cut a Smoky Slate card stock mat 5 1/4" x 4" and adhere to the front of the card base.
3.Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5" x 3 3/4" and adhere to the Smoky Slate mat.
4. Stamp the dancing chicken from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set on a piece of Basic White card stock in Memento ink. (Memento is always best when coloring with blends.) Stamp "Happy Birthday above the chicken.
5. Color the body with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' blends. Leave the head white. Color the tail and wings with the Light Night of Navy blend. Use the Dark Pale Papaya blend for the beak and crown.
6. Cut the chicken and sentiment out with the second largest of the Stitched So Sweetly rectangles.
7. Cut a piece of Night of Navy card stock 2 3/4" x 3 7/8".
8. Adhere the die cut rectangle to the Night of Navy mat and adhere to the front of the card. It was not put on dimensionals because the pop up adds enough thickness to the card.
9. Stamp with chicken with the balloon on a piece of Basic White with Memento ink. Color with the same Stampin' Blends as above. Color the balloon with Light Night of Navy. Cut out with the coordinating dies.
Decide what you will use for a pop up and how many items will pop up. This will determine where to put your pop up cuts. Make sure to leave enough space between the pop up cuts so the pieces don't overlap too much. You can cut them to different depths so one is slightly in front of another as I did with the bow ties below.
10. Cut Smoky Slate card stock for the inside of the card 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and score at 4 1/8".
11. With the inside folded and closed, hold the pop up "in place" to determine where you will attach it. Mark with a pencil.
12. Using your trimmer make a cut at the pencil mark. Start with the fold against the top edge of the trimmer and cut down 1". (A piece of white paper under the ruler makes the numbers much easier to see.) Move 1/2" to either side of that mark and make another 1" cut. Then turn the card stock so the stopping points of your cut are in the track of the scorer. Your fold should line up at the 1" mark. (See photos.) Score between the two cuts. Flip the folded piece over and score between the two cut lines on this side as well.
13. Now open the folded card stock and poke the cut piece into the center of the card and fold with it in position to hold the pop up. Burnish with your bone folder.
14. Adhere the chicken to the popped out piece and fold again.
15. Put Seal on all four edges of the top side of your folded insert. Make sure you have adhesive around the popped out cut. Lay the folded insert inside your card base as close to the fold line as possible. Close the card base over it and rub with bone folder to make adhesive have even contact.
16. Flip your card over, open and repeat that with the other side of the insert applying adhesive to all edges.
Your card is now complete.
Last step, decide who to send it to, sign it and get it in the mail! Cards are meant to be shared!
Here is the inside of two other pop up cards. The possibilities are endless.
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