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Pop up Card tutorial - Make any Picture into a Pop Up Card


Pop Up Card Tutorial
In this tutorial I will share how to make a quick Pop up card using any picture.This card is for my daughters friend who is learning Karate.I already had a card made some time back with an interactive Panda  jiggling around on the front of the card and I needed to quickly make the inside of the card.
Kinetic Card Tutorial
On pulling the tab the panda slides and jiggles around.
Kinetic Card Tutorial
Kids love anything that moves on a card .The kinetic mechanism is fairly simple and here is the interactive mechanism hidden behind the corrugated green card. The panda and the pull tab are connected with a split pin[shown as red dot].Next time I make this type of mechanism will take step wise photos and post a detailed tutorial.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
For the inside of the card I made a quick and simple picture pop up card.This is the most common type of pop up mechanism you will find in childrens' pop up books and its amazingly simple to make once you get a knack of the pop up mechanism.
How to make a picture Pop up card.
What you need to make this type of Pop up card

  • Picture on thick paper more than 140 g
  • Scale: to measure and make horizontal lines
  • Cutting mat or your kitchen cutting board[what I used till I got a cutting mat]
  • Xacto knife or surgical blade which ever is available to you
Choose a picture [should not be very thin paper something around 140 g or more is ok].I have used Kungfu Panda wallpapers on A4 sized Photo-paper.
Score the central crease partial length only- as shown by the red line. You can use a pen whose ink has run out to score the lines.I stopped the score line at the mountain as I am going to pop the panda at the mountain.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Decide at what distance you want your picture to pop out from the background. I made our Panda pop out at 1 cm.So here measuring 1 cm and drawing horizontal creases at 1cm distance.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Cut the outline of your picture.On this photo you can see the horizontal creases at 1cm distance.Next use your knife and cut the side outlines of the panda to the bottom.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Mark your lower crease.The Panda outline needs to be cut till the lower crease which will be at 1 cm distance from the central crease of your card.I have used a 1 cm pop up distance , you can choose whatever takes your fancy depending on your image.It should just be the same at top and bottom[ shown in blue].
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Fold at your creases as shown and your picture is now a pop up card![Folds are valley fold,mountain fold and again valley fold as shown].
Pop Up Card Tutorial
I made a step on the lower half of the card also pop up by the same mechanism.
Stick your pop up card picture on the card base making sure not to get any glue on the popping up parts and your card is complete.Have fun!

54 comments:

  1. Super job on this pop-up card, Dr. Sonia. Your daughter's friend is sure to love and treasure this card. It is just great for someone learning karate. I have a terrible time trying to cut anything with my craft knife. I see you have mastered it.

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  2. hi very nice ards .i think ur daughters will be happy to see it

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  3. Wow!! I also gave you two awards on my blog. Head over to get them.

    LaKesha
    www.scrapingdiva.blogspot.com

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  4. another lovely pop-up card , love the Kung Fu panda theme and the pull tab,
    Sandy

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  5. Great tutorial, easy to follow and a delight for an adult to receive as well as a child!

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  6. Thank You Carla yes I agree even grown ups love interactive cards

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  7. Thank You Sandy I love the Kungfu panda he is so sweet!

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  8. Thank You Lakesha
    Thank You Santhosh

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  9. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

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  10. hey thats lovely card. ur tutorial is amaizing.

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  11. Sonia this is really neat! I love seeing creations that are not the typical folded card... :)
    Amy

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  12. Great. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow! Another fabulous project! You come up with the greatest ideas! And your instructions are so easy to follow. I love both of these adorable cards!! :D

    Lisa

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  14. WOW...this is a fantastic card...so much work put into it...and the tutorial was great also...thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving sweet sentiments...I appreciate it...TFS...have a great day.

    stampin' hugz
    Beverley

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  15. What a great idea for a present for someone who is into karate! I'm sure he will love this gift! I know I would :)

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  16. Your tutorials are amazing. And the card is fantastic!

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  17. What a fantastic tutorial...thanks so much. Love your card and I am sure your daughter's friend will too. Visiting from Make it Monday.

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  18. such a cute card. thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  19. Wonderful style of card. I like Pandas.

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  20. Thanks so much for these wonderful interactive cards...this is beautiful idea!! Beautiful!!

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  21. You make grt things with available materials,i really can work without more stuffs:))

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  22. very nice pop up card Sonia...nd useful tutorial...thnk u

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  23. Great card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  24. Had to leave another comment to let you know I have a blog award for you. I hope you'll stop by my blog to pick it up!

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  25. Thank You so much ladies for the appreciation.

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  26. Thank You Kelly for the award

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  27. Fantastic card, I love looking through your tutorials - I don't know how you fit everything in - you must never sleep!!

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  28. Thank You Jane. Actually I have to sleep at least 8 hours otherwise I get awfully cranky.I just blog and craft in the midst of other stuff like teaching my daughter, waiting for the onions to fry, etc!!

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  29. I have a blog award for you :) Come on over and pick it up!

    http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/

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  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. I love all of your projects too! You and your daughter are experts at making pop-up cards. I'm your newest follower!
    Jenni

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  31. Awesome card,it looks fantastic and thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  32. Wow! Such an amazing card. Great tutorial. :-)

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  33. Such a fun, fun card. And who doesn't love Kung Fu panda? Great, great job

    Laurie

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  34. Hello Sonia,
    I love the project. My niece just loves Kunfu Panda she would adore that! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    I have something for you on my blog.
    Amanda

    Tropickrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. Pop up cards are such a delight to receive and look like they will be interesting to make too. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  36. Thanks so much for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment.
    Hugs
    Carrie
    xxx

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  37. wow wonderful card... i love panda tooo...

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  38. Fun Fun Fun!!! I just love how you did both of your cards! They do look simple to make I'm so glad that when i get around to trying this I will have your blog to refer too:) I just bet your daughters friend loved her card!
    ~Kim

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  39. Ive got to try your amazing techniques...my god...u r one talented doctor :D

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  40. Thank You dear friends do try it- its delightful to make a pop up card!

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  41. Great Birthday card and I've been busy with my performing arts daughter who is 10 with a work ethic to envy and she has just finished 2 plays(she was little Alice in Alice in Wonderland)and (a cow, hen that lays golden eggs and villager and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz) in a Pantomime called Jack and the Beanstalk that did 20 performances thru the school holidays with a professional company and all in the last 4 weeks so extra rehearsals and then show performance dates with full hair and make up.A modelling agency just signed her up as well after seeing her in one of her plays, so we will see where that takes us, they are confident to send her for commercials...time will tell .Will be back on track next week when I get the house running smoothly again, thanks for sending me some love!

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  42. WOW! love this card and if my son would see it he would just love it since we saw the movie not long ago!!!
    Hugs

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  43. OH WOW! I love it! You are sooo talented!

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  44. Another fab card and tutorial.. love that Panda
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

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  45. Great card.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  46. greetings to you Dr.Sonia . Stunning card with clear tutorial . Great children's theme too. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
    PS thanks for joining on my blog and leaving kind words .

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  47. Just popping in from MIM linky party. What a great tutorial the panda's are lovely. Its a popup i must give a try...well done

    indie:) x

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  48. Hi Dr. Sonia,
    Oh your cards are always so creative. My lil DD loves Kunfu PANDA. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. LOL, I did visit u the day b4 but didn't realized how late it was. Visit me again bc I have an award for you.
    Hugs,
    Rez
    "SMILES ACROSS THE MILES"
    http://karezmakreations.blogspot.com/

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  49. Hi Sonia,
    Thank you for another lovely tutorial...I can visualise a lovely bouquet of flowers popping out. Your Panda looks such fun:)

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  50. never saw a doctor so gud at craft work..
    and i went through many tutorials but this type of card is much easy n much beautiful.. d flowers are lovely n actually i have to put picture too.. so thanks a lot

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  51. I liked your blog a lot.
    I am a paper crafting fan too more specific i like to make paper flowers.
    U can see my work at
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.195023317184752.44679.194975737189510&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=like

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