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Pop-Up Card
by Beate Johns

Add a special surprise to the inside of your card with a pop-up image.
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Cardstock for card base, here 4 1/4" x 8
1/2" piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock
Cardstock for inside of card, here 4" x 8
1/4" piece of Baja Breeze cardstock
Additional cardstock for pop up images
Paper Cutter
Scoring Tool
Scor-Tape" or other strong adhesive
Scissors
Stamps
Ink
Embellishments
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Step 1
Fold the cardstock for the inside of the card
in half.
Place the cardstock with the mountain side of
the score line facing up on the paper cutter
and cut two parallel lines over the score line
with the paper cutter.
Alternative:
Use an Xacto knife¯ and ruler instead of the
paper cutter.
Here, the lines were cut 1" from the left-hand
side of the cardstock. The cuts are 2 1/4" long
and 3/8" apart.
Note:
The longer the cuts, the further into the card
the pop up element will be.
The wider apart the strips are from each other,
the thicker the pop up strip will be.
Step 2
Use a scoring tool to create a score line
between the cuts.
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Step 3
Push the pop up strip out.
Flip the cardstock over.
The pop up card base is done.
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Step 4
Decorate the inside of the card.
Clouds were added by sponging white pigment
ink over a hand-cut mask.
Step 5
Stamp the images that will pop up when the
card opens.
Step 6
Cut all images.
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Step 7
Add Scor-Tape" (or other strong adhesive) to
the top of the pop up strip.
Step 8
Adhere cut out image to the pop up strip.
Step 9
Finish decorating the card inside.
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Step 10
Add adhesive to the back of the card inside.
Step 11
Adhere the card inside to the card base.
Step 12
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Punch, not Cut
Use Stampin' Up!'s Window Word punch to
punch two parallel slots. Score the top and
bottom between the slots to make the pop up
strip.
Add Tabs instead
Instead of cutting or punching slots, cut a strip
of cardstock, score it three times, and adhere
to the center of the card over the score.
Adhere image to tab.
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You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pop-Up Card. Try this
technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!