Monday, May 16, 2011

simple pop-up card

I've had this card tucked away for a while - wanted to share this fun way to make a pop-up card! Here is the card front (all stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and the cutie polka dot paper is a bit of the packaging the stamps came in!):

...and the opened card. See how Timothy pops up when the card is opened?

Here's the basic idea of the pop-up insert - this is basically a card within a card. The dashed lines below are fold lines - after you cut your card insert (this is for a standard half-sheet card), fold it in half, then while it's still folded, fold a triangle over at the folded corner. Open the card insert, and push the center fold line of your triangle down into the card. You'll attach your pop-up element to one side of the triangle.

When you attach your card insert inside your card, be sure to apply adhesive *around* the triangular area, so there is no adhesive ON the triangular area. That area needs to be left free to lift when the card is open. Here are a few details of my card...

If you're interested in a double pop-up card, here is a template I've used before....... and a card I made with it a really long time ago! I may have to try that one again soon! If you make a pop-up card, leave me a link so I can see!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This card is so sweet and love the pop up. Your other card is so beautiful with the dragonflies and stamping. I appreciate the template since I think this is one technique I will have to try now.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. Love this Card Miss Dina! So Darned Adorable! Love how the little mouse pops up when you open the card! Thanks for the new technique on how to do that too! 8-)