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Recycling Pop Up card Tutorial

Have you ever  seen a beautiful image on a calendar,cereal packet ,magazine etc and loved it so much as to want to use it on a card?The easiest option is to cut out the image and use it on your card front. How about making a pop up card ?
How would you like to turn this calendar into a fairy tale Pop Up card?
Recycling Pop Up Card Making

Pop Up Cinderella Card
Planning your Pop Up Card
1.Cut out your images and decide how you would like to position them in your Pop up card.I have used a standard A4 sized card stock here for the base card which is folded in half and laid out as shown.
2.Once you decide on the positions, lay the pictures down flat. This step helps you to plan your Pop up card tabs and also helps ensure no picture projects out of the closed card.

Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
Fashioning and Planning the Tabs of your Pop up Card Images
The tabs need to be made from sturdy paper. I have recycled some medication pamphlets here to make the tabs.You need to make as many tabs as you have images.The center of the images will be glued on to your tabs so you can plan your layout accordingly.
3.Measure the distance from your image to the card center.
4.Fold it up at that point.This is how much your image will pop out from your card.
5.Make the next fold to give the tab a height less than the height of your image.Now you have the two important measurements to make your square or rectangle shaped tab. For the first image the tab was square with the side measuring as much as the distance from the center of the card.
Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
6. Measure the tab lengths for the other image.Here is the measurement of the image from the center of the card
7.Next side of the tab is less than the height of the image.
8.Next side which is parallel to the card base will be equal to measurement in photo 6.Final tab is a rectangular shaped tab with last side measuring the same as measurement in photo 7

Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
 9.Measure the image pop out distance from the image to card center for the last image to pop up.
10.Next height of tab as in earlier steps.This photo is not to confuse you but just shows an easy way to ensure equal measurements of two tab sides without using a scale![I am lazy to use a scale and go freehand most of the time].
Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
Making your Tab Support for your Pop Up card Images
Now is the easy part.Glue down your tabs!
11.Apply glue on the tab part which will go on the card base and stick it firmly in place
12.Fold your tab completely flat and apply glue on the tab surface which will stick on the other side of the card. Do not apply excess
13.Firmly close your card and hold to allow the glue to stick
14. Open and your tab is ready!

Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
15,16,17 Do the same to make the tabs for your other images
Pop Up Card Making Tutorial
Stick your images on the vertical tab surface and your Pop up Card is done!
Pop Up Card Fairy Tales

Pop Up Cinderella Card

Pop Up card Princess
Edited: This card came Tops 3 at Ambers Crafts

20 comments:

  1. you are the master for pop-up cards.. I salute you...

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  2. This is absolutely lovely. You are such a talented lady.
    Myrna

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  3. Super adorable card you have here! Love the "princess" theme :) Your tutorial is great as well...so thorough with your instructions...thanks for taking time to share it with us :)

    www.createmepink.blogspot.com.

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  4. it's absolutely gorgeous! i love all your pop-up cards

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  5. This s jus awesome,hav never tried pop up cards,will try soon:)

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  6. very well taught !!thanxx....

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  7. What a great use of old papers!! Absolutely lovely!!!

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  8. i repeat crafter kushboos comment .
    absolutely fabulous .thanks for sharing the idea (i do have loads of pictures from my daughters old fairy tale books)

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  9. awesome card n tutorial

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  10. Beautifully done! Very clever! :) Tks for the detailed tutorial too!

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  11. this card is just fab, love the way u have brought the fairy tale so alive and thanks for the tutorial ,will have to try this soon.

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  12. Thank you all for the kind comments

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  13. Thanks for hopping over to my blog. I've been following you for a while and your work is amazing...wow, you have great talent! :)

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  14. Thank you everyone for taking the time to pen down such sweet words.

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  15. Wow! It really is magical!

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  16. What a way to repurpose!! Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

    Natasha
    craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

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  17. you are the master for pop-up cards.This is absolutely amazing.You have done a fantastic work.
    Plastic Card

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  18. I really enjoy looking over your blog, your work is inspiring!

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  19. lovely ! vry perfect

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