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Dinosaur Pop Up Card Tutorial

Dinosaur Card
My 5 year old daughter loves dinosaurs and we made this simple dinosaur card from foam and felt.Here is the inside of the dinosaur card with a Pop up Trex.
Dinosaur Pop Up card 
I cut the foam Brachiosaurus outline free hand from foam. Dinosaurs are easy to draw as there is no limit to your imagination!We cut out some yellow felt shapes to use as the dinosaur spots.

Dinosaur Card
Here is my daughter sticking the yellow felt spots using fabric glue.It takes so much longer to stick felt if you use normal white glue.Little one had fun planning the positioning of the spots!
Dinosaur Card
The grass is again free hand cut from a strip of green felt. Here you can see my little helper sticking the felt grass. I couldn't allow her imagination to run free for this card as I had to follow a sketch for the ICRC 10 challenge!
Dinosaur Card
We stuck the scrap bits of green felt as grass blades below the continuous felt strip. The pink roses are spiral paper roses. 
Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
When you craft with a 5 year old little girl-- everything ends up pink and girly so here is our pretty purple- pink girly dinosaur wearing a flower on her head and lipstick on her lips!!
Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
The silver butterfly is our touch of recycling- punched out from a takeaway aluminium foil box![Yes my recycling spree has not ended!]
Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
Here is the Aluminium take away box from which I punched out the lovely butterfly.This Aluminium Butterfly is so much more sturdier than a paper butterfly and its wings stay up so easily.And don't worry my punch is fine![ In fact I read somewhere that if your punch becomes blunt you can sharpen it by punching through foil]
Punched Recycled Butterfly
How to make the Pop up Card
My regular readers know how much I love pop up cards- well I try to add a fun element to most of my cards and I am especially pleased with the way I made this one as it involves a bit of recycling again 
The scenic background of the dinosaur pop up is not a patterned paper or something I printed but one side of an advertisement for a medicine! 
  • Chose a picture larger than one side of your folded card as its easier if it crosses over the mid line[ If not you can still use some other tricks to make it pop!- See my older tutorials to make pop up cards  : Recycled Pop Up card tutorial and Make any picture into a pop up card Tutorial]
  • Score the card in 2 places [ You can create multiple scores and folds -here I am illustrating one of the simplest pop up card making techniques!]
Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
Fold your card valley, mountain and valley as shown here.Experiment before you make your final folds.

Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
Stick the broad part of the picture on one side of the base card.Then  fold it and apply glue on the small part.Fold over the base card so that your pop up will find its own place.Allow enough time for the glue to dry and  your pop up scene is ready!
Dinosaur Pop Up card Tutorial
We stuck a Trex [ from sparkle box] on the popping out ledge.
Dinosaur Pop Up card 
When recycling pictures in card making your picture is often not the ideal size-- our picture covered only part of one side of the base card - so I cut more greenery from a calendar and from some moonstone paper and did a paper collage scene!
Dinosaur Card and Homemade Dinosaur Toys
The picture shows our pop up dinosaur card and 2 home made dinosaur toys- shall share more about them in the next post! 
I hope you enjoyed this simple pop up card.Do leave me your comments-- that is what keeps the energy flowing!
Edited this card won at ArtsyCrafty

68 comments:

  1. Woow Sonia, this is a real cute card !! did u paint the scenery??

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  2. How cool! I love the pink dinosaur idea! I will definitely keep this at hand when Marc grows up a bit :)

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  3. wow this is so lovely loved that dinosaur and the felt grass nice pop up effect your little one is getting better at card making,and soon i think we will see her independent projects too:):)

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  4. I can see a great artist here. I love the way you encourage your kids. lovely card.

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  5. Totally cute..Kids must have love it..

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  6. What a fantastic dinosaur pop up card, and what a crafty little one you have

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  7. Bardzo dobry pomysł.Jesteś kopalnią dobrych i ładnych pomysłów.Super.Pozdrawiam

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  8. Hello dear,
    you are so nice in card making but your daughter is also a smart creative girl...enjoy your crafty time :)
    ~ Take care ~

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  9. Your little helper is precious...and she is a girl after my own heart...I love pink and bling. We would get along just fine. I like the touches of felt on this card...it makes for such interesting texture. And, I really love that aluminum butterfly. I will never toss another Chinese take out tray into the recycle bin whole again. My trash man will wonder why it has butterflies punched out of the bottom. ;) Such a cute project. I am really loving your fun blog!

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  10. Love the pink-girly-all dressed up dinosaur:))

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  11. amazing pop up dr sonia...

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  12. Hi Sonia .Another very interesting post from you .Love your step card project .Sweet photos of youngster working with you .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  13. Wow!!! this card is very beautiful!!!! Love the "girly things" specially the lipstick!!!
    Have a nice weekend
    Rosana

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  14. Not sure, Sonia, if first comment went through so will do again and if you like you can delete one, if two appear .
    I was saying that your post was very interesting and I really liked your step card project . Loved the photos of youngster helping with project too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  15. WOW Sonia - your DD is glowing day by day. Do encourage her. I liked the pink flower that is adoring the Dinosaur.Your tutorial are very educative

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  16. Sonia - just wanted to know if the Dinosaur Toys is made from ice cream sticks. It looks lovely

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  17. This is simply awesome... love the entire idea...

    My fingers are a bit stiff so am not good with typing so please do not consider me ungrateful. That is why I answered your email on your blog... Please pardon me. I really appreciate your sincere help.

    You are an amazing crafter...

    xxx Monica

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  18. wow.. awesome it is.. dinosaur with flower n lipstick :p v v cute.

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  19. Wow, that's great. The dino looks so cute and your handmade dinos are just awesome.

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  20. You and your daughter are the masters of pop up cards. Cute pink dinosaur.

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  21. ha.ha.a...Sonia, the dino is looking cute with the beautiful orange spots. ANother beautiful pop-up card project. The illustrations are good.

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  22. Very cute pop up card! I lover your tin butterfly- you always manage to turn trash to treasure :)Amy

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  23. the card is so adorable, and its neat that your Little one helped in creating it, that is so awsome!!!!
    Paula

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  24. This is the 1st time I am seeing a pink cute Dinosaur with a flower on the head and lipstick on the lips.... !!! Its simply cuteeeee......
    Hats off!

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  25. such a sweet kid project.

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  26. Lot of interesting elements ... love it
    awesome for kids :)

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  27. well made and I could see how much fun it was for both you and your lil one

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  28. such a gorgeous card to create with your daughter!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great weekend, Debxx

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  29. Wonderful!! Love your butterfly. Seems like you and DD have a lot of fun together.

    Judie

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  30. How fun and creative!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  31. This is a sweet card, Sonia!

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  32. So adorable, Dr. Sonia!

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  33. Super fun! Great dinosaurs!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  34. how fabulous ,i love the girly pink dinosaur,its fabulous to see your daughter crafting along with you ,
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

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  35. Love this pretty, cute dinosaur cards! It's nice that you daughter loves making them too! My granddaughter's and grandson's too, have had fun stamping and making cards! The first thing they want to do when they come over :O) Thanks so much for visiting and for the sweet comments :O) Have a great weekend! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  36. Super cute!

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  37. Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week
    @ Lexi's Creations.

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  38. Ух ты! какой классный динозаврик!!!

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  39. She seems to have inherited your talent! Good going.

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  40. Swathi the scenery is not painted but from an advertisement!

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  41. Hi Dr. Sonia,

    Your projects are so cute! I love the pictorials showing your little princess working on them. She does a great job!

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  42. What a super fun card! I love the bright colors and pop up! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  43. You are so creative. Love the butterfly and the colours are really lovely.

    Judex

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  44. Wow....brilliant! Well done!!! So glad you joined us at CES..thanks for sharing! xx Jenny xx

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  45. Adorable card! thank you for joining us at CCT
    Hugs
    Michele

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  46. I always love coming to your blog you are so creative and your projects always look like so much fun this one is super I love everything about it.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  47. Oh my! Just gorgeous. Love that the card matches the toy, your tutorial was ace and the end product would be any child's delight to receive, bright, tactile and fun.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

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  48. Awesome!!! Kindly collect an award from my blog @ http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2011/10/award-that-brightened-my-day.html

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  49. As always GORGEOUS job with your card!SO AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

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  50. Your cards are always so detailed......I love visiting to your awesome creations:)

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  51. Wow Sonia!!
    Fantastic card, the colors are so lovely!! You did such an amazing job, TFS!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  52. Awesome card and dinosaur!! I love the lipstick!!
    A real "girly girl" dinosaur!! Your daughter is going to be quite cratyt as she grows up with your help!! Love your tutorials, as always!!!

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  53. Fab job Sonia! Very fun pop up card with the cute pink dinasaur and as always such a great job recycling ;)

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  54. What a terrific project. I love how your Dinosaur toy matches this very cute pop up card. Isn't it fun to use things that you would normally throw away in your projects. Super terrific idea and inspiration.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  55. You know Simone is totally in love with your pop up cards.. and attempts to make every single one that you show case here..

    I've got to share this with her.. but will leave it to the weekend... coz otherwise she'll stay up late to make this.. like she did with the birthday one!!

    Doc!! You totally rock!!

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  56. Who would NOT love this?!? The inside is FANTASTIC!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just upload a project and leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  57. Fabulous pop up card...great tutorial..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  58. good one sonia...

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  59. What a wonderful pop-up! Fabulous work by both of you. I sure hope this comments takes....don't think the one on the above project did.

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  60. how cute :) love the lipstick ;) dontcha just love girlie girls lol thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

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  61. Especially like how scenic 3D you made the card and the metal foil butterfly.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  62. Thanks for the tip on photography... just that I churn out so many cards to sell that I am strapped for time to even get a white sheet. But I will keep it in mind...

    xxx Monica

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  63. Wow, what an awesome pop-up card!! I love the touches of felt and the gorgeous aluminum butterfly! Your daughter is so creative and adorable!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  64. Love the pop up technique and the dinasaur card is wonderful. It must be so much fun playing with your daughter, treasure the time!!

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  65. You won...
    http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/12/winners-for-artsy-craftsy-nov-artsy.html

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  66. OH! my goodness this is amazing you are so clever, I just love your work, just don't visit often enough, but have just followed to make sure I do :)

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