Sunday, January 23

Tutorial - Pop-Up Step Front Panel Card

Believe it or not, the base of this fabulous display card is constructed with just two pieces of card stock. It can be decorated for almost any occasion and, like all the best pop-up creations, it also folds flat for postage!

1. The base is constructed from two pieces of card stock, one measuring 113/4" x 4" and the second measuring 53/4" x 23/4".

2. Place the large piece of card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 53/4", 63/4", 101/4" and 111/4". Place the second piece of card stock horizontally on  your score board and score at 41/4" and 51/4". Fold both pieces of card stock along the score lines.

3. Time to decorate! I used two coordinating papers for my card, one pattern for the base and the other on the front panel. The base pieces measure 2" x 33/4", 31/4" x 33/4" and 3/4" x 33/4". The front panel pieces measure 4" x 21/2" and 3/4" x 21/2".

4. Place the long base piece vertically on the desk in front of you so that the 53/4" section is at the top. Secure the 2" x 33/4" piece of patterned paper to the top of the card stock leaving a small, even border on three sides (see the photo below for correct placement).

5. Fold the base panel at the second score line so that three sections are visible. Secure the other two pieces of patterned paper to the lower two sections leaving the 1/2" tab at the top clear.

6. Secure the remaining patterned paper to the front panel and set aside.

7. Add glue or double sided tape to the tab on the card base. Fold the tab over and press to the back of the card base securing it in place.

8. Apply glue or double sided tape to the tab on the front panel.

9. Now fold on the second score line so that both the tab and the first section are toward the back. See the photo below.

10. Carefully line the front panel up in the centre of the base card, keeping the top edges flush.

11. Your card should look like the image below. Note that the tab is secured 1" down from the top of the card base.

12. To secure the front panel to the card base you will need to apply glue or double sided tape to the sections that overlap. Press the card so that both pieces of card stock are completely flat. The section of the front panel that overlaps the large panel on the base of the card is where you want to apply the glue. (See the photos below).

13. The card should be able to freely pop up and fold flat again.

14. Decorate your card as desired. You can add dimensional embellishments, stamps and images that overlap the front panel if desired.



Colinda said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!

Sandra H said...

Great tutorial

Jackie T said...

Hi Beccy this is a fantastic card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Megan J said...

Hi Beccy, Thank you for your tutorial, I hope to come back and make one of these they look great. Love the Platypi too! Have a wonderful week... Megan

Teresa said...

Great tutorial. Thank you!