Thursday, March 6, 2014

Classic Easter Pop Up Card With "Promise"

Good morning!  Kay here with a classic pop up card with the 'Promise' collection.  Now, I refer to these type of pop up cards as 'classic' because I remember doing these cards back in grammar school during our 'arts and crafts' time.  I was looking through some old photos & memorabilia that my mom kept from my days in grammar school & I came upon a pop up card that I made for her for Mother's Day.  This triggered many memories including a flashback on how I used to make these cards.  So I decided to go 'old school' and bring back an oldie but goodie.
The outside of the card was embellished with ribbon by May Arts, a couple of wooden buttons & paper & component accents from the 'Promise' line.
I randomly applied dots of Stickles to the large orange dots on my background paper in order to dress it up a bit more & add a bit of glimmer to it.  All the little eggs used on this card I fussy cut from one of the border component accents that come with the 'Promise' line.

Here's the inside of the card.  It opens up & up pops a blue bunny along with a couple of banners wishing the recipient a very Happy Easter!

I adhered a blank white piece of card stock at the bottom of the card so that a sentiment can be written on it if desired.
Now onto a quick tutorial I put together on how you can create your own pop up cards.  These are relatively simple to do & are great for doing alongside your kids.

Let's get started...
Step 1: You'll need (2) pieces of card stock measuring 10" x 5" & (4) pieces of 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" designer paper
Step 2: Take one of the pieces of card stock & with a ruler & pencil draw pairs of parallel lines as shown here.  My advice is to make 5 sets of parallel lines tops.  If you make too many then your pop up card may end up looking a bit cluttered.  Each pair of parallel lines are approximately 1/4" wide.  TIP: Vary the length of the parallel lines so that your pop up elements are staggered.  Try not to make a set of lines longer than half of the card.
Step 3: If you're planning on decorating the inside of your card with designer paper--now is the time to adhere the paper to the inside of the card.  Optional: Ink the edges of the paper with some chalk ink.
Step 4: Cut along the lines that were drawn.
Step 5: Open your card & 'pop' the strips inwards creating a square design as shown in the photo.  This is where you'll be adhering your pop up elements.
Step 6: Apply designer paper to the 2nd piece of card stock (which will be the outside of the card).  Then adhere the two pieces of card stock together while keeping the piece of card stock with the cut strips on the inside.

Embellish away & you're done!

Hope you enjoyed this mini project & tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Promise Collection, Promise 6x6 Bundle, Promise Components Accents
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Tsukineko Chalk Ink

5 comments:

  1. Both cards are really pretty! I just love the 3D look of the second one!

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  2. I've never thought of making a pop-up card myself. But you make it look so easy that I'm going to try it!

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