8.12.11

Christmas Gifts Pop Up Card Instructions

Christmas Pop up Card
This is a Christmas Pop up card is a Z fold card with Christmas presents as the pop up element.As part of my Guest DT project for For Fun challenges theme "Christmas Sparkle" I made this traditional glittery Christmas Pop Up Card .
Christmas Pop Up card
I cut out the Santa by hand and Paper pieced him [He was part of last year's unfinished Christmas projects!!]Added glitter and thermocol balls for the nose and cap.The green flowers [from Pie Lane] are a gift from blogger pal Snehal.
Santa Claus Pop Up Card
My Z fold card looked somewhat empty on the inside[ I always feel that!] so I added pop up Christmas presents to the pop up card.
Gift Box Pop Up card Tutorial
I had fun with thermocol balls.Here I used glitter glue and a red thermocol ball to beautify the Gift box puffy sticker.
Gift Box Pop Up Card
I incorporated a bit of nature into this pop up card.These gorgeous red berries are called "manjadi kuru" in my language-- they fall to the ground from trees and my daughter loves to collect them.These seeds are in fact even edible!I hand-cut the holly leaves and added green glitter.The Candy Cane is a sticker bought locally.
Nature Crafts Card
I made a glittery butterfly mini card .This hand cut butterfly was traced around my daughter's pencil sharpener[ you can find craft inspiration anywhere!]
Butterfly Card
How to make a Gift Box Pop up card
The Gift box is an easy pop up card mechanism which you can use as a birthday card ,Christmas card etc.You can change the boxes into cakes,flower pots -- lots of ideas!
You need 3-4 strips of thin card of decreasing lengths.
My card strips  are 1.5 inch wide and lengths are  3,3.5 and 4 inches.
Gift Box Pop Up card Tutorial
Score each card strip 0.5 inches from either end and in the middle. Mountain fold at each score line.
Apply glue to the tabs at the end of the longest card strip[ the 0.5 inch segments]
Fold up the tabbed ends behind the card strip .
Place the folded card strip flat and stick to your card base aligning the center folds of both your card base and card strip.Fold and open to see your positioning is spot on.
Christmas Pop Up card Instructions
Stick the next smaller strip within the first card strip in the same fashion.[You can stick it above also- I liked sticking it within the longer strip.]
Tips :Dont apply too much glue and once you have confirmed your positioning is correct and your Pop up mechanism works give enough time for the glue to stick.
Gift Box Pop Up Card
I love making fun cheerful pop up cards maybe because my biggest critic and admirer is my 5 year old daughter and most of the cards we make are for her friends or teachers!

70 comments:

  1. Awww! I want those popup gifts, I want I want! :)

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  2. wow....so christmassy and so spirited....

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  3. fabulous,so are so good at these:)

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  4. Very cute Sonia, love your sparkly Father Christmas.
    Sandy

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  5. So pretty. LOve the festive colors n the inside gift pop up is so cute. If I m not wrong u r the only crafter, who used to make outstanding creations only by the supplies available in the local market. Its really great that u r making best n outstanding out of the less supplies available. LOve this style of working.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

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  6. wow... a nice fun card for Christmas... lots of love
    Jovita

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  7. Santa looks cute and adorable .

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  8. have to try a pop up card.....
    Your cards are soo innovative!!

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  9. So lovely pop up card again....Loved the elements used....

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  10. WO.....W.......Just says ...fabulous!!!

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  11. Thank You Pritesh-- Ha Ha would have given it to you had it not been already booked for my kiddo's teacher!
    Sudha I loved your comment-- yes I try to use locally available stuff and try not to be tempted by "imported" supplies!

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  12. awsome card, very colorful, and love the elements you used !!!!
    Paula

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  13. You always work so hard on your cards... love the Santa Claus and use of thermocol. The pop up gifts look awesome.

    xxx Monica

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  14. wonderful and beautiful creation!
    Greetings Baukje

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  15. wow your pop up card is so lovely..very apt for the season...am sure your daughters teacher would love it too:)

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  16. This is a fantastic card and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  17. Like the way you embellished the inside of card as well as outside. Like the use of cotton for Sanata & the puffy stickers; especially like the Butterfly.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  18. Interesting illustration. Very beautiful card Sonia. the use of manjadi for berries is so good. They look so real. The Santa with his cute white beard and furry cap is done well.

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  19. Ух,какой красивый Дед Мороз!и подарки так красиво придуманы!

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  20. Awesome work yet again!! Lovely Santa.. n i just loved those pop-up gift boxes.. they look awesome!

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  21. wow, the Santa is so happy, and all this presents!! Beautiful card!

    www.szalonaisa.blogspot.com

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  22. ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The Santa looks just like he should....so ready to say "Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas!"

    Love the card, and the tutorial is great as always...I just may have to case this card!

    Thanks for entering it into our Christmas Colors Challenege!

    http://www.createmepink.blogspot.com

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  23. One more addition to your wow cards...and your pop card touch always adds that special touch ....loved it :)

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  24. This one is so cute! Your daughter's teacher is so lucky! now i am inspired to make one for my son's teacher too.:) Thanks for the wishes dear on my blog!

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  25. Dr Sonia, aapke charan kamal kahan hein :D, :P. hats off to ur creativity and ur mind. superb. When my son will start his school I will take a rented house nearby you :P.

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  26. oh i love the santa - the holly leaves and the sparkle... would look fab on my mantel piece this Christmas lol
    Lisa x

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  27. Such a fun, fun card. I love the presents in the middle!! So cute. That Santa is adorable!! Your cards always have such nice added touches!!

    Great job!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  28. This is so cute- I love your cute little bearded Santa and fun present pop up! :)Amy

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  29. wow this looks perfect....very innovative idea dear...

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  30. I'm appointing you the official queen of pop up cards. this is adorable

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  31. fabulous card..santa looks so cute..:)

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  32. Awesome card!! It looks really pretty and I am sure the teacher would love it!! Hope to see more!

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  33. beautiful doctor. I love the bright festive colours you have used.

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  34. Very cute card:)

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  35. Very cute card:)

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  36. Cute card with perfect color combo...

    Nidhi
    http://creativecraftingwithnidhi.blogspot.com/

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  37. Wonderful it is Sonia !

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  38. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  39. What a fun & festive card!!! Bravo!!!

    Ash... :)

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  40. wow..Santa claus is coming to town..! lovely card Sonia..! nd thank u so much for ur valuable comments on my works dear...

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  41. Super cute!! :) I love those balls!:) and the way you accentuated everything with glitter...just gorgeous

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  42. I am glad you use local stuff....your cards have a flavor that speaks to where they originated from...the colors, the images, the way you work with your materials is all completely unique. You being you is totally fun and that's what I come here to visit. Again, your card has made me smile.

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  43. very cute, thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh my!! You've done full full justice to our challenge..Back to basics..for us, we have to go back to the basics, but you...you simply work with the basics and make the best use of it!! I love the ton of glitter that you've used!! Its fabulous!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Pie lane!

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  45. lovely, awesum ,pretty

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  46. Another creative project, Dr. Sonia. I really like those popped up gift boxes inside.

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  47. Reminds me of the craft that I have learned in school.

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  48. I admire you Sonia... You make very beautiful cards.

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  49. Thank You so much dear friends for taking the time to leave such loving and appreciative comments. I am unable to drop in to your blogs due to some internet issues .Do bear with me.Happy Holidays

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  50. Wow, this is just awesome, Sonia!! So many details!!! Love that Peacock from the other posting as well!! Fabulous!!

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  51. Such a jolly little Santa. He make me smile. Love the pop up presents. Thanks for sharing.

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  52. Anonymous12/12/11

    Thanks a lot for sharing this. My son made this card just by following your blog instructions (although he made a much abridged version:)) and took it to school and everybody loved it. Your blog has been mentioned to his teachers too:). Many, many thanks and wishing you and yours a great holiday season!

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  53. was expctng ths kinda nd happy 2 c santa here... pretty work sonia....

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  54. Oh I am thrilled your son could make it and take it to school!

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  55. Love the pop up presents a fabulous card design.
    Hugs Trish Munro

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  56. Another super card and thanks for the instructions great job.
    Diana L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  57. What an awesome card!! There are so many fun and fabulous elements...I absolutely love it!! Santa is adorable :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  58. So very clever Dr Sonia......love the pop up presents and that is sure a jolly Santa. Thanks for entering him into our Unstampabelles challenge.

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  59. A very Christmassy Card - thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Chellenge this month.

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  60. Lovely card...especially love the pop up gift box... !!

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  61. awe!! love;y pop up!! the gifts look like so real that i wanna open them up :P Thanks for playing along with Pie lane challenge!!

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  62. Fantastic card Sonia.. Saw this wonderful project on MIM..Loz

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  63. Fabulous pop up Christmas card Sonia, and thanks for adding your tutorial.Great work as always.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  64. ahh, how sweet and fun. Glad I stopped by from Make It Monday!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  65. Fab project and great to have the tutorial as well - I saw it on MIM - you might like to add it to my CHNC challenge 51 which is 'anything goes' for Christmas. x

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  66. Yup me again....ain't Make It Monday great? lol........this is adorable....I really admire card makers...I try but can't produce ANYTHING like this! And the cotton for his beard.......the perfect touch!

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  67. Oh Sonia,
    I've tried this technique before and royally botched it up...I love your tutorial though and I'm gonna give it another go. :)
    Wonderful card and thank you for continuing to spread your inspiration and talent for all of us to enjoy.

    Thanks much for linking up with us at Make It Monday...
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa XX

    p.s. if my attempt doesn't turn out, I'll just live vicariously through your talent. LOL.

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  68. Hi, Diana Crick here, creator of Scor-Pal. Your card and tutorial are excelllent. I love what you have done and am so happy to see Scor-P al helped. Thank you so much for sharing.

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