Hello stampers crafters and friends. I hope that you are having a wonderful day. I have been asked my many people on my YouTube channel to show you how to create the pop up card that I created as one of my alternative February Paper Pumpkin cards. Since I have used up all the supplies in my kit I sat down and created this card to show you instead. It uses the same concept as the alternative card.
For the front of the card I used a piece of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (cut at 5 1/4 x 4). My card base is the standard top folding A2 size card (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) in Tangerine Tango. The little strip of Whisper White is 1 x 4 1/4, which came from the scrap bin. The inside of the card is a piece of 4 x 10 3/4 piece of Crushed Curry cardstock scored at 5 3/8″. And I used some more scraps of Whisper White to stamp all my balloons on. These are the same measurements for the inside of the alternative card from last week.
Tips & Tricks:
Really pop ups are not hard it’s just figuring out how many levels you want and where they need to be. And, you want to make sure that they are even when you create the cuts. In the video tutorial I show you the easy way to do this. Some people like to use the Stampin’ Trimmer and simply score to create the cut lines and score marks. I prefer just to use paper snips or large handle scissors to do the cutting and then use the trimmer to make my score lines.
As you can see above I only used two levels to create my pop up for this card. For the alternative card I added another level to the front of the one that I cut. I did this by creating an open ended box out of a strip of scrap cardstock cut to size. It was adhered to the level in front of it and to the base of the card. So the adhesive to secure it was only placed on what would be the bottom of the open ended box and the back. When placed into place it still folded down flat.
Adhesive Pick One:
For any pop up you have to use extremely strong adhesive. Since it is a working mechanism on the inside of the card, and those parts are going to get a lot of movement. I recommend Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape. Since those are Stampin’ Up!’s strongest adhesives.
Depending on what I put on the inside, that’s what determines what adhesive I use on my the little pieces. Most of the time since it’s paper to paper you can use snail 🐌 or any adhesive with a permanent hold.
Hide & Seek:
It’s very important that you hide the layers so this is where you are going to place the focal images of the pop up. For example on this card it’s the balloons but on my other card it was the presents. The only thing is you have to watch where you are placing them and make sure that you are not going over the edges. You don’t want the pop ups to been seen until opened.
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