Hello again! Paper Chaser TO here with another DIY craft project. Today we'll be building one of our favorite cards, the pop-up card. We've added a little twist to it though! The edges of this card are rounded instead of the class straight edges. This small change has a BIG difference for both the look and feel of the card.
Hope you guys enjoy it!
Step 1: Materials
- Template and Graphics
Step 2: Putting It Together
Start by gathering all the dividers for the card. Once you have those, you'll want to fold along the score lines. You'll want to fold it back and forth a few times.
Next, you'll want to get the card base and fold along all its vertical score lines.
After you've folded along the vertical score lines, you'll want to add glue on ONE side of the divider, and flip it over and glue on the other end of the divider. For example, if you glue on the left side, you'll flip it over and glue on the right side.
Once that's done, you'll want to line up the divider to the vertical score line furthest to the right. We'll start with the right divider first. Make sure that the divider can stand back up and then glue the second divider right beside the first one. Repeat until you finished using all your dividers.
When you're done, you're going to want to flip the card over. Add glue to the side tab on the right. Flip it back over and fold the left side in first and then the right side. The right side should have landed perfectly on top of the tab you just glued.
Press down on everything to make sure it will stick. You should now be holding a box card in your hands. Now open the card and fold down the panels. Be sure to leave one of them standing up!
Step 3: Adding the Graphics
Gather all the mats from our website and start gluing them to the card base that you just made.
Don't forget about the panels on the inside!
For the last panel, I would recommend laying the card down and sliding the mat into the base.
Step 4: Finishing It Off
We'll now be adding the finishing touches to the card using the graphics that we've provided and some tacky glue. Glue on the bottom of the graphics and press them onto the dividers in the middle of the card base.
Once the graphics have been stuck on, fold the card to secure them in tightly. Repeat these two steps until you've added all the graphics onto the card. When that's done, be sure to add some graphics to the side panels!
You should end up with a beautifully crafted round pop-up card!