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Easy Pop-up Card
April 27th, 2010 by Craftylocks

pop-up flower card close-upPop-up section is a separate piece that has tabs and is glued on – nice and easy!

This pop-up card is a great craft for children to learn, it can be adapted to all sorts of themes. I love cards with flowers as they can be used for most occasions – and, well, when I am not crafting I love to garden!

The bits and pieces you need are lightweight card to make the basic card, and smaller bits of paper to create the pop-up and the flowers. The easy way to work out how to make the pop-up section is to make the width of the paper used a little bit smaller than the width of the card. Fold the paper in half and then fold each side in half again, all folds going the same way so you end up with a square shape. The two sides on the edges will be the tabs that are glued to the card.

pop-up-card-elements

shapes-flower-cardBefore gluing the tabs down, assemble the flowers and glue some of them to the inside of the pop-up section and some onto the card behind where the pop will go. You can just glue them all on the pop-up section. Make sure that the ones on the pop-up section stick straight up so that when the card is closed they do not get bent. A really simple way to make a flower for the cover of the card is to use layered shapes, I detail how to do this at Shapes Flower Picture.

Once I started making Mothers Day cards that children can make, I could not stop! The others I have made are listed – Mothers Day Cards

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3 Responses  
Lara writes:
May 11th, 2014 at 12:51 am

Thanks

Craftylocks writes:
April 29th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Hi Michelle,
This technique is one of the easiest and really flexible – it is very similar to another technique that my daughter has mastered that I recommend you try as well – http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/2010/03/25/pop-up-cards-tutorial/ .
Thanks,
Sarah

Michelle Custodio writes:
April 28th, 2010 at 2:37 am

I love your cardmaking technique. I somehow find it hard to do 3d stuff but I wan to learn how.

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