24.10.13

Fancy Fold Pop up Card Tutorial

Pop Up Card
Pop up card
Dear friends its been quite some time since I shared a pop up card. Sometimes craft challenges can really inspire creativity and the whole concept of this card was inspired by BGC's "over the edge + multilayered" .
Each layer of this Fancy fold Card goes over the edge of the layer on top and when folded up the multiple layers tuck in and disappear!
Pop Up Card
The card actually has a simple pop up mechanism but I did spend quite a bit of time designing it as I wanted to perfectly incorporate 3 layers of gorgeous Spellbinder die cut shapes in this fancy fold pop up card.
Pop up card
The Poppies are a 3 D decoupage and has around 4 layers.I am so in love with the little red ruby crystals as I actually made them by dipping white beads from a broken bracelet into a bottle of red glass paint !
Fancy Fold card
I used the left over golden metal thread from our Zardosi painting to tie the rubies on my leafy vines.[Here is the tutorial link to the leaves].The Cheery Lynn die cut swirly leaves  with the rubies go all over the edges of my pop up card.
Pop up card
Here is the tutorial for this pop up card - its a modified version correcting a design flaw in my initial design!
Pop Up card tutorial
You dont really need any fancy tools or dies to make this type of pop up card but sharing the tutorial using the most popular type of Spellbinder dies .Use 3 of the largest Spellbinder rectangles[largest] and 2 of the next smaller size. [I used the rectangle instead of the oval for the central panel to help the card stand well]

Pop Up card tutorial
Score 2 of the largest rectangles at 2 and 3/4 inch and both the smaller rectangles at 2 and 1/4.
Pop Up card tutorial
Fold at the scored lines as shown above in the photo of the pop up card tutorial

Pop Up card tutorial
Take a strip of thick card stock[ I used Ivory sheet from the local stationary store] 9.5 x 3 inches and score at intervals of 2, 1 and 3/4, 2, 1 and 3/4  inches. Valley and mountain fold as shown above.
Pop Up card tutorial
Apply glue on the first 2 panels of your base strip and glue the folded large rectangle on to your base strip as shown above
Pop Up card tutorial
Make the pop up mechanism by scoring a 3 and 1/4  x 3 inch strip of card stock at 3/4, 3/4 , 1  and 3/4 inches. Snip off the corners to help you glue the tabs of your pop up. Mountain fold all score lines as shown above.
Pop Up card tutorial
Apply glue on the tab of your pop up mechanism strip and line it  and stick it at the 1st fold line of your base card as shown
Pop Up card tutorial
To get a perfectly flat folding pop up card, fold down the pop up strip and apply glue on the other tab as shown.Fold over the card and your pop up mechanism strip will have glued at the correct place. 
Pop Up card tutorial
When you open it up your pop up mechanism would have formed a step!On this pop up step, stick on the folded smaller rectangle as shown [like a shelf!]
Pop Up card tutorial
Make the step like layers on the other side in the same way. Lastly apply glue to the central 2 inch part of the base strip  and stick the 3rd large rectangle![I found folding it all up at this stage helped give perfect alignment!]
Pop Up card Tutorial
And your Fancy fold  Pop Up card is done.
Pop Up card
The photo collage  shows how the pop up card folds up on itself completely ,all the layers disappear and it can  be mailed flat in the true fashion of a pop up card!
Pop up cards
Want to try some other types of pop up cards?Here are links to Pop up card making tutorials
And if pop up cards seen too difficult here is a link to a compilation of Card making tutorials.

Linking to BGC[ 3 layers of spellbinder die cuts on the base card + 4 layers of the 3 D decoupage; Over  the edge-each layer+ leaves, red rubies, red dangler in the center]
Edited : This project came top 3 at BGC
 

102 comments:

  1. Sonia, your cards are absolutely fabulous creations and anyone who is lucky enought to receive one would cherish it. Thank you so much for the great and easy tutorial.
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna these days I make so few cards cant gift friends or family..time to stock up I guess!

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  2. Ooh, this is beautiful, Dr. Sonia. So glad you showed the tutorial. Love poppies and your die cuts are so pretty. Some recipient is going to be very fortunate to receive this outstanding creation

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  3. This is beautiful, Dr. Sonia, and I'm so glad you showed the tutorial. Love poppies and your dies are so pretty. Some recipient is going to love receiving this outstanding creation.

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    1. Ha Ha Bemzi my daughter loves this too much..I think its going to remain in our showcase!!

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  4. My goodness, this is stunning!! What an amazing card!! I love the beautiful design and all of the details!! It is truly gorgeous!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. You make it seem so easy... love the design it's just so picture perfect!

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  6. Very beautiful and classy!
    Cheers!

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  7. This is such a gorgeous pop up card! I love the die cuts and the poppies are just beautiful! Your tutorial is very well done and detailed.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  8. Fantastic doc....the poppies are just too good! The entire look is so breath taking...

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  9. Speechless, doc! what a fab card & tutorial is so easy to understand!!

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    1. Thank you so much Tanvi..pop up card making can always get confusing so am glad you felt the tutorial made sense

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  10. Beautiful! Love your details and your trim! Carri~Abusybee

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    1. Thank you so much carri so good to have you drop in

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    1. Thank you so much Vidya glad you liked it

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  12. Rich and classy card. Those Poppies are so beautiful, looks like a metallic flower.

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    1. Thank you so much .Yes they do have a beautiful metallic lustre

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  13. fantastically beautiful Dr. sonia....so nicely detailed...TFS.

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  14. Awesome....you have inspired me to make cards...let me start with simple ones...can you suggest me something ?

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    1. Ranjana no rules in card making! My fav type are pop up cards as you just need scissors and glue and hardly any embellishments! Do visit robert sabuda's pop up card site for easy templates and pop up card tutorials

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    2. Thank you Dr.Sonia, definitely try this and let you know

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  15. It is a masterpiece! Love this card, beautiful!

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  16. just wow!! the red crystals are really nice.. and thanks for sharing the tutorial.. vry helpful!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina..I felt so happy making them!! They were clear white and I dipped them in red solvent based glass paint..had to dry them for a day before I could use them on a project

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  17. absolutly stunning! love all the details and layers! thanks for sharing the tutorial. Thanks for playing along with us at BGC#41.
    hugs,
    Shafaq

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  18. Absolutely stunning! love every detail.thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Thanks for playing along with us at BGC#41.
    hugs,
    Shafaq

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  19. kab mein time milta hai aapko ye sab kerne ka.... superb ..

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    1. Bhawana taking the tutorial photos and writing up with blog post took nearly 4 hours last night!But actually making the card took just 45 mins!

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  20. Simply STUNNING Sonia..I adore poppies and now I adore the spellbinders rectangle die, another one I NEED!!..fantastic ,easy to follow tutorial...thank you so much..Exquisite card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Chrissy I cant believe you dont have this die.Your creations using die cuts have inspired me so much I have actually gone and bought many like the bird and marianne fence!

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  21. extraordinary..thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  22. My my,what a beauty.LOVE IT
    Thanks also for the great tutorial.
    Gr Elly

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  23. This is stunning, Sonia !! what a lovely design, and it pops up... and ....it folds to standard size too....awesome !! love the tutorial too :)

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    1. Thank you so much Suman..ha ha yeah I am feeling very clever right now!!

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  24. Actually i had been missing ur pop up cards since long. Alot of them have inspired me on my cards as well... Lovely creation. Loved the effect of ur red flowers!

    Cheers,
    Bijal

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    1. Oh Thank you so much Bijal.Pop up cards are my fav type of cards as making them requires a bit of brain + creativity! But many a times once I have conquered the design of a pop up card I hate to embellish it!

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  25. Those poppies looks simply amazing I love the stripes texture you have created. And thank you for your generosity in sharing your talents.
    Chris
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Christine. I love this particular 3 d decoupage image..the paper has this lovely metal sheen and sparkle

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  26. Awesome Doc! I truely love ur tutorials & the best part is step by step pictures gives me the actual feel of making it!! Love the details & colours used in the card!! will surely love to give this one a try!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharada..a pop up card tutorial is always the toughest as I really dont know how many photos are required for it to make sense!

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    2. Doc ! I guess its perfect n for a slow learner like me its totally making sense! thanks again

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  27. wow wow wow n wow, so so pretty, love how you've used the dies

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    1. Thank you so much Juhi...yeah those spellbinder dies are magnificent!

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  28. This is so beautiful Sonia, I love the design and the poppies are so beautiful.
    Kevin xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kevin..yeah I agree the poppies are truly divine

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  29. What a beauty!! Lovely!! :)
    And thank you so much for the tutorial Doc! Gonna try it for sure! :)

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  30. Thank you so much Ayushi..do tell me if you run into any difficulties...making pop up cards can be so tricky. I have lots more tutorial photos but didnt want to post it all and make it look scary!!

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  31. Hello Miss Sonia, well I have to say this card is GORGEOUSSSSSS, brilliant tutorial, stunning die cuts, I loooooove you little beads, fabulous how you altered them and they look fabulous hanging on there. Those magic hands of yours not only cure people but also create beautiful art work, thanks so much for sharing, hope you have a wonderful day...

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    1. Dianne your sweet comment has put a big smile on my face !

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  32. lovely card dr,and thank you so much for the tutorial.would definitely give it a try..:)

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words Mugdha so heartening to hear you'll give it a shot

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  33. The card is simply fabulous but my head head is reeling with the steps!! Looks so complicated... I guess starting out with a few simple pop-up cards and going hand-on step-by-step will help me understand all of this better.. Right now, only the words score, fold, glue, stick keep ringing :) Will check out your previous tutorials...

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    1. Esvee pop up cards are daunting to begin with and yeah if one doesnt concentrate and a strip is glued millimeters off the whole thing doesnt fold!! Here is a link to a simple
      pop up cards tutorial you can try

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  34. Utterly Gorgeous !! As you say Its creativity + brain :) I scrolled through the post as I was eager to see how the card folds flat n did reverse reading : ) !! I loved the fold n the die-cut makes it look very delicate and those red rubies n poppies are WOW !! I am always glad to see your pop-up cards not only it has some twist to simple folds but also has a well explained tutorial ! Thanks !!

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    1. Pooja the pop up mechanism itself was rather simple!But getting the measurements right to fit the 2 sizes of spellbinder die cuts and to make them fold up took a bit of calculations and maths has never been my forte!!

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  35. Cool pop up card Dr Sonia.. another fabulous step by step tutorial.. its amazing.. Thanks for the tutorial ... :)

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  36. Really gorgeous detailing! Love the design & die cuts! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  37. WOW!!! This is so amazing and beautiful! Incredible tutorial also. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

    Gwen

    http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com

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  38. Fabulous card and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  39. An amazing card and awesome tutorial. Love the poppies. Thanks for sharing the tut with us all. Hugs Mrs A.

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  40. So beautiful work I love poppies! Thanks for the lesson.

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  41. Beautiful, stunning card and a brilliant Tutorial, thank you.
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xx

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  42. WOW!!! This caard is another gorgeous creation my crafty friend! I love the red beads. How clever to re purpose them from an old piece of jewelry! Thank you for the tutorial! I am going to have to give this a try!!! You are so creative and it inspires me!
    Much crafty love!!!
    -Melin

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  43. Woww.... what a creation... and what a tutorial... wonderful... Dr. Sonia, my husband is a critical care doctor too (Pulmonologist).. and I just keep telling him by giving your examples... "See doctors can be highly creative too" .. :P You do wonders... I like it....

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    1. Charu Thank you so much . ha ha doctors are certainly creative.My hubby is extremely creative himself but poor thing doesnt get time!

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  44. The design is simply awesome....

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    1. Thank you so much Mousumi..I did spend some time getting all the measurements right

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  45. Wow..The design is incredibly fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much Cutella. Am off to explore your blog

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  46. Wow! This is gorgeous as always! Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial :)

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    1. Thank you so much Zubeida.

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  47. This is stunning Sonia.....love all the details and a great tutorial.

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  48. WOWZERS girl, this is AMAZING!!! I love all the details Sonia! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial to! I am sure you put a lot of time into this but wow, the end results are fantastic!
    Wow, what a masterpiece!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  49. Gorgeous card and the blooms are pretty gorgeous, Dr. Sonia.. :)

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  50. oh wow what a gorgeous card, love it !!!!
    Paula

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  51. Beautiful design, thanks for the wonderful tutorial
    You could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  52. Stunning card. Lovely lacy edges and those poppies are fabulous. So great to see how you used the pieces from the broken bracelet. Thanks for the tutorial too.

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  53. Wow...beautiful. Luv the poppies n the layering too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    Beautiful..I love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  54. aww! how did i missed this wonderful card! great work Sonia! loved- how you have used cute shell in the project!
    thanks for tutorial dear :)

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  55. Fantastic Card Dr.Sonia :)...n thanks fr the tutorial..inspiring !

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  56. Its a WOWIEE card , awesome tutorial thanks for sharing with us
    Thanks for joining us at DCAM Challenge # 3
    all the best

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  57. Wow! What a gorgeous card! The Spellbinders frames are beautiful and I love the look of the poppies in the centre.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  58. Wow! What a gorgeous card! The Spellbinders frames are beautiful and I love the look of the poppies in the centre.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  59. Sonia ji !!!! OMG ! u just wow me every time i hop to your blog !!! How do u even manage to think of such amazing folds ?? u really are very good with tutorials :)
    its always wonderful to have you over at BGC
    hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja I always enjoy participating in your challenges

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  60. A very pretty card! I've learnt a lot just going through your blog. Please have a look at my blog whenever you get the time (http://dreamsbytheriver.wordpress.com) cheers!

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    1. Oh that is such a sweet comment.You made my day!!

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  61. Wow..Superb one...Sonia ji.....And thanks for detailed tutorial...Congrats for winning top3 in BCG

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  62. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work, this card is especially pretty, and I hope to give it a go, even though I don't have everything you used,

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  63. What a beautiful card, I will try to make it today. I have someone in mind who will love it , hope it turns out as pretty as yours

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    1. Thank you so much Ayesha...so good to have you on the blog

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