Add a little extra POP inside your greeting cards with this easy fun fold pop up card made with patterned paper!


Card base: 4-1/4” x 11” score at 4-1/4” and 5-1/2”
Patterned Paper: 1” x 4” and 4” x 4”
Inside Pop Up: 6″ x 6″
White: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Watch this video for step by step instructions:

Tips for Making Easy Pop Up Cards:

  • Pick your patterned paper first. You’ll need a 6×6 piece of patterned paper for the inside pop-up. An all-over pattern with no obvious up and down pattern works the best. Both sides should look okay together if it’s a double-sided designer series paper. (Watch the video above to see papers that don’t work as well and why.)
  • Make your card base: 4-1/4” x 11” score at 4-1/4” and 5-1/2”. Fold on score lines.
  • Decide if you want to use Patterned Paper or other decorations on the front. If you do want to use patterned paper you’ll want your pattern to flow across the scoreline of the card. Start with a Patterned Paper piece that is 4″ x 5″ and then cut 1″ off the top so that you have 1” x 4” and 4” x 4” pieces. Make sure you tape your pieces to your card base so that the patterns match up.
  • Decorate your card front. I find it easiest to decorate the front of my card first. Keep your layers to a minimum because the inside pop-up already makes this a bulky card. Add ribbon at the top if you’d like.
  • Tape above the second score line to create a “book binding” card.

 

How to Make the Pop Up for your Pop Up Cards:

  1. Place your 6″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper with the side you want showing on the inside UP.
  2. Fold your paper in half both ways and give it a nice crease with a bone folder. Be sure to line up corners and edges as much as possible.
  3. Flip your paper over so that the pattern you want on the inside faces DOWN.
  4. Fold it in half diagonally ONCE.
  5. Gently fold on fold lines so it folds into a square
  6. To put inside your card, tuck the top corner into the fold and make sure all the corners are inside the card. Hold in place and add adhesive to the top of the folded square. Fold card front down. Flip it over, add tape and fold closed to tape down.

Tips: Practice on scratch paper if you’re unsure and want to try the folding before you use a pretty piece of paper. Use glue instead of double-sided tape to give yourself a little more wiggle room.

 


Card base: 4-1/4” x 11” score at 4-1/4” and 5-1/2”
Patterned Paper: 1” x 4” and 4” x 4”

Quick Tip: Color your white ribbon with Stampin’ Blends markers! 


Inside Pop Up: 6″ x 6″
White: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Add a white square on the inside to add a greeting and make it easier to write on.

 

Grab some patterned paper, make a pop-up card, and send it to a friend. You’ll make their day!

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

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