Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pop Up Valentine's Card

Instructions to make a pop up card were found in the book
Cards That Pop Up, Flip and Slide
by Michael Jacobs

He called this type of card a "simple v card"

Basically you make the pop up part by marking 1 1/2" from the top down
along the fold as well as 1 1/2" across the top on each side of the fold.
Use these marks to score between at an angle to make 
the pop up portion when you fold along the scores.

Once you make the pop up portion, you will need to fiddle with the element
you want to pop up a bit before gluing in place to make sure it folds down into the card properly.

I made another card to cover the first, slightly larger,
to hide the "cut off" looking corner made by folding in the pop up.
The pop up portion measured 4"  x  5 1/4" when folded.
The cover card measured  4 1/4"  x  5 1/2" when completed.

Here are a few photos to help show how it works:


close up of the inside -
obviously you wouldn't have markings on your card,
I only did this to help show the score lines

outside of pop up card

Thanks for looking =) 


  1. Heather,

    This is so pretty! I love those pop up hearts.

  2. OK, how did you do that? I don't seem to be able to figure out how you did the pop up part? Do you have details?

  3. "Anonymous" ~
    Sorry about that, I just updated the post with more details. Thank you for stopping by =)


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