Tutorial: Simple Pop-out Card

If you’ve ever seen an amazing pop-out card on Pinterest or Facebook but been too intimidated to try it yourself, this card is a great place to start! It’s truly very simple, with no complicated cuts or scores. I hope you’ll give it a try!

You’ll need the following cuts of cardstock:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5″
Mat Layer: 3.75 x 5″
Pop-up mechanism (same as cardbase): 5 x 5″
Cardstock: 2.25 x 2.25″
Cardstock: 2-1/8 x 2-1/8″
White: 2.25 x 2.25″ and 2 x 2″

For Designer Series Paper, I am using the gorgeous new “Fine Art Floral” from the January-June mini catalogue. You will need the following:
3-5/8 x 4-7/8″
2 pieces – 2.25 x 2.25″

You can make your large piece a different pattern from the two squares, or keep it all the same, as I did.

Take your large piece of DSP and the mat layer of cardstock that co-ordinates with it. Attach these together and attach to the front of your card.

Next, you’ll need to add some scorelines to your pop-out mechanism. You want it to look like the picture below, so score it at 2.5″ on each side to create the cross, and then diagonally one way only.

Burnish all the score lines on your mechanism.

Eventually, you want it to fold into itself like this …

… and fully close.

Now let’s decorate it! Stamp on your two white squares … but keep in mind, they will be oriented like diamonds, as below. Use your two cardstock squares to layer behind the smaller white square, and attach to your mechanism.

Cut your two DSP squares diagonally, turning them into triangles.

Line up your triangles so that the patterns match.

Now let’s attach it to your cardbase. Fold the mechanism to its “closed” shape and hold it so that the top points to the centre scoreline of your cardbase, as below. Add adhesive and close the card to attach.

When you open the card, the mechanism will be attached to the top/front of your card. Apply adhesive to the other side of the mechanism, and close the card again.

Now it’s attached to both sides of your card. When you open the card, it will pop out as below!

Because there isn’t much room on the inside to write a message, you may want to put a white piece of cardstock (4 x 5.25″) on the back of the card. Then again, sometimes a card with no room to write is just what you need 😉

Add a sentiment and embellishments to the front of your card if desired.

Have you made any pop-out cards? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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