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Meadow Pop Up Card with Tutorial
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I stepped outside my comfort zone for this project and had such a good time creating a pop-up card! Of course creating with the gorgeous Meadow collection made it even more funner. This is my first pop up project and I'll share that there was a bit of math involved which is a thing I usually try to avoid. It was well worth it though as I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
In order for the pop up parts to work I had to create a flat cover. GASP. Instead of getting detail from ribbon and flowers I layered up many of the paper patterns. I used the same green cardstock I created the base with to mat the layers and keep them from looking busy.
The sticker sheet and die cuts make great little accents and who can resist a cheeky little fellow and goat? There's a doily die cut in crisp white to lighten and brighten the card. It also adds a nice texture.
Here is the card opened. I've created a mini Alpine village complete with trees and snowy mountain tops. And of course I couldn't help myself but to add a mini goat climbing to the peak for a birds eye view.
From this angle you can see the depth. I used multiple mechanisms to bring the village forward and still have to card close without parts sticking out.
Here's how I created the cover...
1. First cut heavy chipboard to be 1'4 inches larger than the pop up insert. Adhere them to the green cardstock with double sided tape using a piece of scrap chipboard as a guide to keep the cover pieces exactly level . 2. It's important to leave a gap between the sections for the cover to close but not so much that it stains the insert to the extent that it pulls out of place. 3. Carefully fold over all the sides and crease. 4. Nip off the corners close to but not quite at the corner.
5. Adhere the cardstock on the top and bottom first. Using a bone folder reinforce the crease between the sections. 6. Next secure the sides. 7.Flip the cover over and add a strip of clear heavy duty packing tape right down the center and fold it over to the inside. This will keep the cardstock from cracking when the cover is closed. 8. Cover the back with the patterned paper. Secure a generous length of ribbon trim to the front.
9. Add the patterned paper to the front cover and top with a sentiment diecut. 10.Begin the layering with the small floral. 11. Add a die cut doily. 12. Top off the doily with the banner shaped section of plaid.
13. Layer on the companion pattern in a smaller square size. 14. Top with a tag shape. 15. Add a sentiment from the die cuts and small heart sticker. 16. Finish off the cover with the larger sentiment diecut and tiny goat sticker.