25.7.14

Lever Pop up Card tutorial

Lever Pop up card
         I love making pop up cards as its a combination of science and art at work! If you get the science bit wrong [ ie the precision and measuring part] your pop up won't work and if your artistic sense has deserted you even an utterly clever pop up mechanism will fail to impress!!
       Sharing a lever style pop up card which on opening stands on its own and displays several panels you can literally go to town embellishing! Here is the front of the pop up card with a rectangular window embellished with punchcraft flowers.
Circle Flowers
           Here is the link to the super easy to make Circle flower tutorial .The large red flowers are also made from circles but I used the textured center of a Cheery Lynn Sunflower die to make it.[ Here is a tutorial link to another flower made using Cheery Lynn  Sunflower die: Paper flower tutorial ]
Circle flowers
On opening the card, the central rectangular part swings open like a lever to reveal several pop up panels in an accordion style[ of late I am obsessed with making pop up cards with the accordion mechanism!]
Floral Pop up card
Do allow me to show off the embossed golden Cheery Lynn  butterfly [heat embossing is quite new to me!]
Pop up card
Lots of quilled flowers, stamped leaves and tiny golden butterflies in my pop up butterfly garden!
Garden Pop up Card
This photo shows the pop up mechanism and a glimpse of the inner panel to which I added a floral lattice[ Wild orchid die ]
Lever Pop Up Card

How to make a Lever Pop Up Card

I followed a fantastic tutorial by Laura to make my first lever pop up card and loved the mechanism so much I had to try and make "non rectangular" levers , double levers and use a die cutting machine to cut the levers! [ Dont worry you actually dont need the big shot or cuttle bug to make this pop up card ]
Materials Required

  • Card stock- 2 Identical pieces of cardstock- size doesnt matter you can experiment away! Since I was making a circle lever card I wanted a squarish shape and used 2 cards measuring 11 x 6 inches
  • Adhesive- I use PVA glue fevicol MR
  • Something to mark out a Circle - If you are going to hand cut use a lid/ saucer etc which fits well within your card leaving approximately a 1 inch border .If you are die cutting use a shaped die
  • To Cut - if you are going to cut by hand you need a craft knife and a cutting mat / kitchen board. If you want to be lazy or feel good you are exercising your fancy machine [like me!!]- do bring out your big shot/cuttlebug/grand calibur and your shaped dies [avoid ones with fancy edges-plain  circles, squares ,ovals and rectangles are the best]!
  • Optional - Scoring board- I use the scor pal

Lever Pop up card tutorial 

To decrease page load time I have displayed the tutorial photos small. Just click on the photo to see a particular pictorial photo in a larger view. 

Fold the two 11 x 6 inch cards in half and cut out a circular aperture [ you can try other shapes too!] on the front of one folded card.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Insert the open end of one folded card inside the card with the aperture and mark a semicircle onto the inside card along the edges of your aperture. You need not obsess about measuring- just eyeball it and mark lightly.
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Pop up card tutorial 
On the inner card with the semicircle [ the red marks demonstrate my photo editing and not my drawing skills!!] drop down scorelines from the center of the marked half of the card  to meet the semicircle.
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Pop up card tutorial 
The next step is only if you want to use your die cutting machine! 
For hand cutting folks- its easy- just cut the marked semicircle till the center!
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Pop up card tutorial 
        Align  your die bang on the semicircle and apply tape to temporarily secure your die to the cardstock. Place your die + paper sandwich on your platform-cutting plate and place your top cutting plate over the marked semicircle half of your card to just reach the halfway mark [ see pic above].Roll your handle and you will get a cleanly cut  semicircle  still attached to your card.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Fold over the edge of the card to meet the center as shown in the pictorial photo above
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Pop up card tutorial 
Fold over the other edge to meet the center and your pop up lever mechanism is nearly ready. I experimented and made thing more complicated by cutting apertures and making a lever on the other side too [will share that later!!]
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Pop up card tutorial 
The picture above shows how the 2 cards are going to fit together to make a lever pop up card.
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Pop up card tutorial 
This step needs a bit of care to get your pop up to work. Insert your semicircle into the aperture of your front card and apply glue on the folded inner panel as shown above. While sticking down dont align the outer edges but focus on aligning the edges of the semicircle as shown below!
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Pop up card tutorial 
Apply glue on the other folded panel as shown .
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Pop up card tutorial 
To make sure your pop up will work wonderfully, fold over as shown in the picture  above and stick to the outer card.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Your lever pop up card is done. A little complicated ? Yeah I agree but so rewarding when you can conquer it !!I do urge you to try this lever pop up card!
Lever Pop up card
Supplies : Pattern Paper -DCWV, Dies - Cheery Lynn Butterflies, Cheery Lynn Sunflower,Provo Craft butterfly,Spellbinder Classic Leaf  .Stamps- Heartfelt creations leaf

66 comments:

  1. Stunning card and great tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  2. wow!! very beautiful Sonia... as always, gorgeous embellishments... thanks for the tutorial..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...I am always apprehensive to share a tutorial with lots of photos--too less and the tutorial is unclear and too many photos and the reader is overwhelmed!!So glad you like my lever pop up card

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  3. Very pretty! It's like a garden. Does it have a sweet aroma too? lol! NancyD

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    1. Ha Ha Nancy...I can almost feel the butterflies fluttering!!

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  4. Truly stunning. Love your creativity here. I adore those leaves and the beautiful butterfly.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Thank you so much ...I cant get enough of the stamped leaves and they seem to hijack all my projects recently well except the ocean diorama!!

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  5. Very impressive and beautifully embellished creation!!!!! Excellent tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much Christina

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  6. This is gorgeous! Your design is amazing and love all your wonderful details! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!
    <a

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    1. Glad you liked the lever pop up Carri - Thank you !

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  7. an amazing card. You always put so much into them. Very nice tutorial too, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much Ann...glad you liked the pop up card tutorial

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  8. Again you have amazed me at such a wonderful interactive creation. Like the floral garden card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa-- glad you liked my interactive card

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  9. You sure have the patience and everytime its a different kind of complicated card! Oh my! Super, Sonia.

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    1. Ha Ha yeah Rupa-- the more complicated the design is the more I seem to enjoy making it!!

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  10. Wow!!!! card looks beautiful Dr. Sonia! !!! Love the flowers both circle and quilled. Embossed butterfly looks awesome. Thanks for sharing wonderful tutorial! ! Will definitely try this one!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Neha-- so glad you liked so many elements of this pop up card
      Cheers
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  11. it is a lovely popup card sonia and a great tutorial
    Adhiraacreations

    Adhiraa@Facebook

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    1. Thank you Shylaa-- glad you like my pop up card tutorial

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  12. Great card. Love the butterfly embossed in gold. Nice touch. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Good Luck to you

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  13. Fabulous colours here and the gorgeous papers, flowers and classy style is appealing. I have a similar cut but your tutorial is awesome as always.xxxx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  14. Beautiful n fully loaded ! Mostly used to see pop-up cards which are minimally embellished n have all the fun inside ,but this is different :) embellished inside out ! looked like a flip card ,then the photo showed pop-up ,loved it ! Thanks for the tut :D !

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    1. Yes Pooja most pop up cards need little embellishing but this one didnt look good with few decorative elements so I went all out!!

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  15. Epitome of patience is the first thing that comes to my mind when I look at this post.What with your detailed instructions and photos .Also It has been raining here in Pune and is lush green at least around where I live.This card is a tribute to nature and its glory.Thanks for generously sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Snehal for your heartwarming words..Yes I must confess it feels so good to look at this card...a little tiny garden on my desk!

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  16. Well, there you ago again with another amazing and gorgeous card!!! Everything is so beautifully done and a wonderful tutorial, too!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "dies/punches" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

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  17. Wow, that a stunning card. I love all the fabulous elements on your amazing pop up card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  18. Wow Sonia, what a show stopper this card is. You can clearly see all the love you have put into making this, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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  19. WOW!! Whoever receives this is one lucky duck!! You must have spent hours on this masterpiece - stunning work!
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  20. You blow my mind..you really do. What you create defies the laws of nature..you truly go above and beyond!! Stunningly gorgeous, interactive, and truly fun! Thanks so much for the step by step process. :)
    hugs and have a great weekend!
    Lisa x

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  21. WOWZA! What a FABULOUS floral beauty you have created Dr. Sonia! And once again a wonderfully detailed tutorial ... you are so creative and so kind! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  22. Yes, Sonia, even to me it's like a pretty little garden! I'm already imagining having tea in a garden like this! ;). I'm in love with this card!!! Totally awesome! :)

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  23. I concur with others.You have immense patience and I appreciate that you really don't need to share it but you still take all this effort to share information.That's commendable and I really love that about you.This project is very cool.

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  24. Love this butterfly garden pop up card Dr Sonia :)..Beautifully embellished ...love the total look of the mini garden and Thank you so much for the tutorial..:D

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  25. Oh wow this is such a stunning garden scene you have created on this awesome fold design. Thanks so much for sharing the how too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  26. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! What a stunning card!! The design is fabulous!! You decorated it so beautifully!! The gold butterflies are awesome!! I could stare at this all day...it's absolutely gorgeous!! And your tutorial is perfect...your instructions are always so easy to follow. Thank you again for taking the time to write it out!! Love, love this!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. Gorgeous Sonia..a fabulous fold [my brain would never cope]..the flowers and leaves with the pearls is so beautiful..a real butterfly garden card....gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. A beautiful card and a super tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  29. Another stunning creation from you, Dr. Sonia. This puts me in mind of an elaborate dressing screen or room divider.

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  30. Wow! this is so beautiful and thanks for the tutorial..
    Thanks so much for joining the fun at CSCC #5. Good luck.. :)

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  31. This is a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Valerie

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  32. Beautiful Sonia I love the flowers and the butterflies.

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  33. This is gorgeous! Your design and layout is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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  34. Stunning card and a wonderful tutorial, thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

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  35. What a beautiful flowery card! Sonia...Love the flowers and leaves very much...And thanks for tutorial...

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  36. WOW!!! This popup card is fabulous, thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    you always make amazing things!!!

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  37. Hi, Dr. Sonia! Beautiful pop-up-lever card! your tutorial is fantastic - thanks so much for sharing how I can make a card like that, too! But most especially, how gorgeous your flowers and "fantasy garden" are! Truly remarkable and fun! hugs, de

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  38. WOW, lovely flowers and wonderful card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  39. Oh my this is stunning I love the quill flowers and the cut out one. And butterflies are one of my favorites to use on flower cards they just to go together!!! Thank so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "handmade flowers"
    Linda K. DT
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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  40. this is amazing.thanks for the tutorial I have not yet tried this shape, TFS. the way you decorated it is fantastic, so colorful and pretty
    great card
    Hugs from California
    Bibiana

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  41. A delightful card Sonia and glorious colours, it's perfect for our theme this month. Great tut and have bookmarked it to check it out after our holidays.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  42. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  43. Another fabulous tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to share these with us! Love, love, love the quilled flowers...so beautiful and intricate!

    Susan

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  44. This is a beautiful card!! Love, love, love this so elegant and just a touch of class. Love everything!! lol
    Have I said I love it. :D Thank you so much for the tutorial. This is definitely one for future making. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    hugs,
    Deborah :D

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  45. You've most certainly got both the science and art parts right. This looks sensational. Precision is so not my forte...I do eyeballing most of the time. I just might attempt a pop-up...after all I have a ton of tutorials to refer to right here!

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  46. A really super card, love it and a brilliant tutorial, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

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  47. Dr. Sonia, your pop up card and tutorial are great and the flowers so beautiful. As always, a fabulous job.

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  48. Very pretty and a great tutorial. Thank you~!

    Thank you for playing along with our Dies & Punches challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. I hope to see more of your work in the future challenges. Good luck!

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  49. another gorgeous card and so beautifully created and yes I spotted the die again, love that die and your card
    hugs Kate xx

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  50. This is something that I must do!!! Wonderful and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  51. The tutorial is so simple to understand! Thanks for the tutorial, Sonia!

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  52. What a Beautiful Card, Thank you for sharing.

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