Thursday, July 12, 2007

Free Standing Pop-up Tutorial

I am not the creator of this fold. I found the directions on splitcoast stampers from Joelyn here. I just thought a step-by-step tutorial might be helpful to others.


Stamps (All in the Family, Family Accessories, It's Your Birthday)

4 1/2" x 11" card stock (for the base Tempting Turquoise)
2 1/2" x 5 1/4" card stock (for the pop-up message Groovy Guava & Whisper White)


Paper Scorer

Bone Folder

Sticky Strip

Step by Step:

Step 1:
Decorate the front of the 4 1/2" x 11" cardstock. Then, flip it over and score at the following marks:
1", 2 3/4", 3 3/4", 5 1/2", 7 1/4", 8 1/4", 10"

Step 2:
At the 5 1/2" mark, cut down the score line from 3/4" to 3 3/4". This creates a slit in the center that is 2 3/4" long.

Step 3:
Fold along the score lines to make assembly easier later.

Step 4:
Mask off the bottom 1" of the 2 1/2" by 5 1/4" card stock. This inch will be hidden, so you want to make sure your design doesn't go that far down. In my case, I wanted to make sure the little boy would stand above this line.

Step 5:
Decorate the pop-up message. As mentioned in step 4, most of the grass at the bottom will be hidden when assembled.

Step 6:
Apply sticky strip to the bottom of the pop-up message on the front and back.

Step 7:
Slip the top of the pop-up message through the slit in the base.

Step 8:
Remove the protective film off the Sticky Strip on one side of the pop-up message and adhere to the bottom flap on that side. Be careful to keep the pop-up part straight during this process.

Step 9:
Repeat step 8 for the back side of the message. Once again, keep the pop-up message straight.

Step 10:
Prop up your card, because you are done!


Barbara said...

Cute card, Stef! That new stamp set is just adorable. And, I've been looking for a tutorial for this type of card....THANKS!
Barbara Dondero

Mary Jo Price-Williams said...

Great job on the tutorial Steph. I may even break down and make one of these??