Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pop up card

Did you notice the super gorgeous social media icons on the side? And there is another one right under my "ABOUT ME" section! Carrie from carrieloves is generous enough to share these and she's got such a beautiful variety of colors to choose from! Be sure to check it out (:   

Getting on with our greeting card series...

Now that you know how to make simple greeting card and accordion fold card,


Let's try another variation and make elements of the card..

pop right off the page!

With the simple technique shared here, you can create an endless variety of pop up cards. 

Let's get started.

You will need:
Design templateCardstock: slate, tan, cream, white, blue, green, mustard, black, grey

Ribbon: blue and green

Paints and sponge/brushes
Brown marker
Foam tape
2 buttons                   



Cut 11.5" by 8" piece of rectangle from slate cardstock and 4.75" by 8" from tan cardstock for the cover.

Cut 9.5" by 6" from cream cardstock for the card and 2 strips each  measuring 0.25" by 8"  from white cardstock.

Cut 3" by 1.75" piece of rectangle from grey gardstock.

Print and cut out template designs. Transfer onsie pattern onto cream cardstock. Repeat. Transfer rattle pattern on to blue and mustard cardstock, baby bottle,clothes peg and crib pattern onto white cardstock, pram pattern onto slate cardstock and baby onto cream cardstock. Cut out designs.

Print stencil design onto a transpareny and create your stencil using this easy step-by-step tutorial.


Stencil white circles onto blue rattle and paint all around the edges in blue. Repeat with mustard rattle, but this time using horizontal ovals and a brown paint.

Adhere ribbon on rattle.

Embellish onsies as desired. You can either paint stripes,

or draw something cute.

Now grab your baby bottle and embellish it as well. 

Stencil white strips using brown, green, yellow and blue paint like so:

Paint your clothes peg brown.

Adhere you crib onto grey cardstock. Secure baby 1/2" in from the side.

Using your pram cut-out as a template, cut 1/4 larger semi-circle from balck cardstock and adhere your pram onto it. Draw swirls using a brown marker.

And now comes the FUN part!


Prepare the cover front

Start by folding the slate cardstock cover in half. Center and adhere tan cardstock. 

Secure white strips on top and bottom of tan cardstock.

Adhere pram with foam tape and glue buttons on it for the wheels. Secure onsies, peg and twine. 

Write your sentiment on white cardstock, cut and ahdere with foam tape.

Yaay..we are almost done!

Prepare inside pop up card

Fold your 9.5" by 6" cream cardstock in half. Then draw lines perpendicular to the fold to create rectangles/boxes. The outer rectangles are 1 3/4' by 1" and middle rectangle is 2 1/4" by 2". Leave 1/2" gaps in between rectangles and the sides. See photograph.

Cut along the lines that I have higlighted in red.

Then push the flaps forward until your card looks like this:

Adhere crib in the center (front part of pop-up tab and not top). Secure rattles on one side and bottle on the other.

Centre and adhere card onto inside of cover.

Here, you could add some more text.

And we are done!