Sunday, 1 June 2014

Pop up cards made easy!

 Nicky Hayden has become an expert at making these fun pop up cards! She shares how...
1 Piece of cardstock  8.5” x 12”   (21.5cm x 30.5cm) 
4 Pieces of patterned paper 2.5” x 2.5”    (6.3cm x 6.3cm)
3 Pieces of patterned paper 3.5” x 2.5”    (8.9cm x 6.3cm)
1 Piece of white card 6.25” x 2.5”    (15.8cm x 6.3cm)
selection of die cut flowers or decoration of your choice.
  1. Score the large cardstock along the long edge at 2.75” (7cm),  5.5” (14cm), 8.25” (21cm) and 11” (28cm
  2. Do a quarter turn and score again at 2.75” (7cm)
  3. On the opposite side to this score line cut off 2” and keep to one side
  4. Using scissors cut down the score lines to the 2.75” line.
  5. On the last score line (11”) cut the piece off along with a diagonal piece on the bottom section, this makes a tab to stick the box together.
  6. Get the 2” strip you kept from earlier, put it in the trimmer making sure you are on the 1” end, line up the card at the 4.75” and cut, then turn a quarter turn and cut in half so you have two pieces of identical card with a score line each end!
  7. To make the box use strong tape on the narrow flap and stick to the back of the last panel on the other end, making the box.  The reason that I stick it to the outside is so that you have 4 seamless corners and its going to be covered up anyway.
  8. Take the two little strips of card and stick into the box flush with the opening.
  9. Now you just have to decorate and stick in your pop up elements, I use some thick acetate  to make my sticking up parts, but a pretty cardstock will work just as easily.

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