My friend is very into Angry Birds as of late, so for their birthday I have decided to make them a 3D Angry Bird Birthday Card.
Card Stock of Various Colors
Step 1: Cut the Card to Size
Step 2: Cut the Pop Out
To make the bird on the inside pop up, make two slits that are about 2 inches long. The first should be about 1/2 inch up from the center the other about 1/2 inch down from the center. They go left to right, starting about one inch from the center fold over 2 inches which brings you to one inch past the center fold. I made a template that was a rectangle that was 1" X 2" then used this to mark my lines. Longer slits should make the Angry Bird pop out further, but I did not try this myself.
To cut the lines, i folded the card and then cut.
This will make two slits on the inside of the card.
Step 3: Create the Angry Bird
Create and add the Angry Bird to the inside cover. The Angry Bird should be glued to the slit while the slit is flat.
Add embellishments on the inside as you would like. The bird's beak is made to stick out to give an added effect when it pops out. This was done by making the shape then doing an offset fold to glue it onto the bird. My hint would be to color before gluing the beak on.
Step 4: Fold the Slits and Add the Angry Bird
The slits should make a flap that is about an inch wide and two inches long. The center fold for this right now goes in. You will want to take this center fold and reverse it so it folds out forming a sort of triangle. On each of the sides, you will need to fold these to make the slit a bit more sturdy.
The Angry Bird will need to be folded and then added to the slit with the two center folds meeting.
Step 5: Decorate the Outside
Step 6: Put the Card Together
Share your card. When your friend opens it up, it should look like the Angry Bird is flying in the air towards them.