Friday, May 13, 2011
Tying the Knot Pop-up Card
It’s wedding season and what better way to WOW a new couple than to make them a pop-up card. I made this particular card for an upcoming wedding that we are invited to. I recycled and changed my very first pop-up idea (from 2005) to create this fun card. If you would like to make your own angle fold pop-up card, just follow my tutorial below.
Step 1 Pop-Up Piece
Start with a piece of card stock 5-¼” x 8-¼”. Score on the long side at 4-1/8”. This piece will nest inside a regular-sized card base (5-½” x 4-¼”).
On the score line, make a pencil mark at the 1-¼” and the 2-¼” marks from the top and the bottom. Draw a light pencil line perpendicular to the score line at both 1-¼” marks. Along the perpendicular pencil line, make a pencil mark 1” away from the score line on both sides (see solid black line). Connect the marks you just made with a pencil and ruler to the nearest 2-¼” mark to form two triangles that are centered on the score line (see dashed black line).
Use a ruler and a stylus tool (or bone folder) to score the lines that you just connected (see dashed black line in step one).
Use a ruler and a hobby blade to cut the two 2” perpendicular lines (see solid black line in step one).
Fold the triangles towards the inside of the card as shown.
Decorate the inside of the card as desired. Add a small piece of double-sided adhesive to the top of each pop-up triangle (see photo for placement).
Turn the piece to the back. Put a strip of adhesive along both of the outer sides.
Without removing the adhesive liner, place the pop-up piece inside the card base. Make sure the inside piece is straight and the pop-up piece is all the way back against the score mark of the card base.
Remove the adhesive liner and close the card carefully. Flip over and repeat for the other side.
Step 7 Wedding Rings
Punch a 1-¾” circle out of a piece of brushed gold card stock. Make sure the card stock is pushed all the way to the back of the punch before punching.
Take the piece of brushed gold cardstock that you just punched and center the circle in the hole of the 2-½” circle punch, to create a ring-shaped piece. Make two.
Remove the adhesive liner from the pop-up triangles and adhere the brushed gold rings.
Step 10 Ribbon
Weave an 18” length of taffeta through the gold rings and adhere on opposite card corners. Note: I tied a knot at the midpoint of the ribbon to symbolize “tying the knot.”
Decorate the front of the card as desired.
Stamp Sets: Word Play, Curly Cute; Paper: Elegant Soiree, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White, Brushed Gold; Punches: 1-¾” Circle, 2-½” Circle; Very Vanilla 5/8” Taffeta; Basic Pearls; Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Heat Tool; White Embossing Powder; Double-sided adhesive.
Two Butterflies Pop-up Card
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