EASY PEASY POP UP …kh

IT’S FALL YA’LL 

AND we are going to ignore that its friday the 13th..lol…

this might be one of mine no longer sure...lol

this might be one of mine no longer sure…lol

I think I may have taken this while on trip to New England a year ago ..we don’t have a lot of fall showing here yet but its a-comin…

EASY PEASY POP UP….my version

Well if you ever wanted to make a POP UP card this is the easiest that I know… its quick simple and can be adjusted to fit almost any size ( you may need  bigger or smaller depending on what image you may be using and how big or how little it may be. This is my design but I did see that there is a STAMPIN UP die that will cut this for you… however, to me its too easy so I can’t afford to purchase that die… the THINLITS are not easy and wish they would make one up for the FLIP FLOP then I would buy that one too… but this doesn’t need it…

water alphabet card with splash drops

water alphabet card with splash drops and front of this pop up…

 

photo

Ok as you can see this has what I am calling a liner… ie a second card that is slightly smaller ( doesn’t have to be but I like it better) than the card…so if card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded at 4 1/4… then your liner would be 5  x 8  folded 4.. at least that seems the simple way to me… and you know I am a K.I.S.S. girl…( KEEP  IT  SIMPLE STUPID).

Lay the base card aside after scoring and then using the liner with it folded you simply cut two lines straight in from the fold side however, far apart you might need if something you are going to pop up is small like this whale then probably an inch between cuts is fine…if its something bigger then you should cut it slightly longer between cut lines… and I usually only cut about one inch deep …here is my template..

As you can see my template is made from a scrap of file folder hence the bit out of the end…you don’t need that…lol…. and I see I cut a slightly larger than 1inch wide and so the that’s where the numbers come from.. if you are measuring… you don’t really need this template but if you are a worrier then by all means make one for every size you want…

pop up template

pop up from above khThis is a view from above the card so you can see the pop out /up  .

TIP: whatever you pop up image is make sure that once the card is folded it will not stick out the bottom  or the side of the card… so if its a tall something don’t cut your pop up piece too deep..it can be as shallow as only 1/2 inch… Also you probably want to leave at least 1/2 inch on either side of the pop up/out…so that the card stays firm. 

Now the next one is doing a double pop up.. and again its easy…just requires you to choose two images that will work together and one can be grass and it can be in foreground with another in the back ground or vise versa…

dbl pop up/out kathI told you it was never too early for halloween I have been known to use a halloween card for a birthday in Jan…just saying BIRTHDAYS ARE NOT SCARY…its all those candles..lol..Also I have to share that the words creepy greetings were the first words written with my ITALIAN MURANO PEN…. yippee… writes great… I’ll do that halloween type letters for you at a later blog… NO don’t say you can’t they are very easy.

Now this is the view from the top looking down on the two pop outs…

dbl pop out from above kh

ok its a little hard to see with the black but the small one on the left is only about 1/2  inch deep and the one on the right is at least 1 inch maybe a little more… I don’t MEASURE…I just cut…the only thing you really need to remember TIP: which one is in the front and which one is in the back…this card could easily be reversed and the mummy could be on the deeper pop up therefore in the front and the graveyard could be on the shallower cut and be behind the mummy… the width of the cuts needs to stay the same… wider for graveyard and narrow for mummy if you don’t want it to show.. 

Here’s the template for this one…

dbl pop up /out template

 

Again you are always cutting on the fold line… and once you have made the cuts then it works well to fold /score them across the fold line so that they are nice and crisp when they are pushed inside …so score or fold on the dottied lines  cut on the solid.TIP:..FYI that is pretty much true for any pattern you work with..on anyones card site.

So there you have it you can use this to make as many pop up/out as you want if you adjust your size to fit your images….. that would include adjusting your card size i.e…you could make a card that is a letter size  8 x 8 1/2  scored and folded along the 8 inch side at 4… you end up with a 4 x 8 /2 inch card that fits a standard A-10 or letter size envy ..room for lots of pop outs …

HAVE FUN DON’T FORGET TO PLAY… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY … wire headed cyber toad…aka kath harney

 

 

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