Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

Today's card is one that I have made for the Papermilldirect Blog Inspire.  It's a Pop Up card made using Mama Elephant's Woodland Gifts.

 I made my first pop up card a couple of years ago and haven't made any for a while so on a wet and cold Saturday afternoon last weekend I went to my craft room and this is what I came up with...

Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial
 
This is the inside of the card and here is the front of the card....

Tutorial Pop Up Birthday Card using Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts

To make the inside of the card is very easy.  I cut a piece of card that was 4" x 10.5" and folded it in half lengthways.  I then measured 1" up from the fold and marked it with a pencil line.  I marked the center of the fold and measured 1" out from the centre on either side.  I cut from the fold up to the pencil line from these marks and folded the tap upwards, creasing it well with my bone folder.

Tutorial Pop Up Card

Instructions on how to make a pop up card
 
I turned the card over so that the right side was facing and pulled the tap through so that it creates a little platform.  You can create as many platforms as you want and at different heights by varying the length and width of the cuts. 

Birthday pop up card
 
I put adhesive on the rear of the top panel and stuck it down to the top inside of a card base making sure not to put adhesive on the platform.  Once that was stuck down I put adhesive on the bottom panel and stuck it to the bottom of the card base.
 
I coloured and cut out my pieces and stuck them onto the platform and top of the card.  They are very easy to make and good fun.

Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts pop up birthday card
 
Thanks for stopping by,
 
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