Use this simple technique to turn any simple font into a full 3D pop-out message. Thanks to the awesome people at Comicraft http://www.comicraft.com for creating a special font to make this process even easier:

Step 1: Print out the words you would like to throw into 3D perspective on a sheet of paper. A heavier card-stock works even better if your printer can handle it.

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Hi everyone! The price was once $999, but now it's $59! Either way, it's really expensive. Luckily, I found a Pop-up font that's free (for personal use)&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dafont.com/pop-up-font.font" rel="nofollow">here</a>.
Great documentation. I used a similar technique to make a valentine. You can see the rest of it here: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://flickr.com/photos/_elemenoh_/sets/120134/">http://flickr.com/photos/_elemenoh_/sets/120134/</a><br/>
hey can teach me how to do it??<br>thanks
Is it just me or does the comicraft pop up font cost $999 for everyone?<br />
ye it costs $999 i think :O&nbsp;wot a rip off!
i know!
Oh my gosh, you can't be serious.
&nbsp;So, you save $1200!
Yeah I'll go buy it, I've got that sort of money to blow on a font when I could do it myself....
wow. <br>:P lol
vry beautiful especially the interesting new yea rcard
ha ha, Irememebr doing these in 3rd & 4th grade years ago, thanks for posting, brought back memories
Love it! Thanks a lot <sup></sup>. <br/>Already made 3 dummies and they all look great! <br/>Can't wait to make the real one for upcoming birthdays =D<br/>
I remember doing this in art class. :D
ehr,... what!?! i mean, the font's not free!! or am i wrong?
how many cm do we need in the upper part?
Thanks for this great technique. I created a font that would work on die cutting machines like the Cricut.<br/>You can get a copy, along with instructions on how to use it, here:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/3d-text-made-easy/">http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/3d-text-made-easy/</a><br/>
I have done this by using the word art feature in MS word. I reverse the letters so I can print on the back and not let the lines show on front of word.
hey, thanks for the instructible.
or you can use this free program that can save you from the hard work<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/craft/popupcard_en/">http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/craft/popupcard_en/</a><br/><br/>and there is a Japanese Pro version from those guys<br/>
This program actually helped me plan out my card, as I was having some difficulty imagining how it should look. Thank you very much. Pics will be up soon.
well, here's the card i made for my mom. Behind the text is mirrored paper. It turned out well and she liked it.
I used to spend hours years again trying to work this out and then making the cards, how easy is this. Thanks for sharing this with us, I am still amazed at the stuff I find on this site.
Thanks for the inspiration! I didn't use the font, just did it free hand. (It's a birthday card and it's in Finnish)
Excellent and very creative !<br/><br/>Here is a link to a video at metacafe.com showing you how to create your own fonts using a built in program in a Windows XP OS. <br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/371580/windows_hidden_programs/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/371580/windows_hidden_programs/</a><br/><br/>
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/super_ziper/539503399/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/super_ziper/539503399/</a>I used the technique with drawing, instead of letters, and it worked! Thanks for the tutorial!<br/>
kguen10 to who is that "te amo" intended to???and where ae u from? mexico spain ?
hey r on that english show thats on g4 the one that has the fizz or exsplosion thing or u just got the picture?
to my girl and im from spain
I would have wrote cabron, -not sure of spelling- subtel, yet offensive
waw! that`s interesting idea!
That really wonderful and useful instruction. I use the technique make a bDay card to my gf. Thanks.
Oh yeah. I'm diggin this movie.
Very interesting instructable. Congratulations. I just found some perfect inexpensive gift ideas with this tut. Thank you for sharing
Weee coool!
how do you get that font or software?
Free popup fonts @ <a rel="nofollow" href="http://niagaracalligraphyguild.netfirms.com/news0300/popup.htm">http://niagaracalligraphyguild.netfirms.com/news0300/popup.htm</a><br/>
I tried them--they're not quite as cool as the comicraft font--the have little tabs to space the letters away from the background, but they don't have the broad folding sides that the comicraft letters do that give that 3D look
I don't think it's hard to make your own popup font, or is it?? So I'd say: give it a shot :P (I'm too lazy to try :P)
Great idea !!! That's the one i did it...
what up
awesomeproject. Thanks so much!! Tiffany
yeah i really like your project
This is a cool font, but the several times I've looked at the comicraft website, the font is not free. In fact, it's quite expensive. Feh.
It is a good idea to flip the type horizontally before printing so that your fold and cut lines are not visible from the front.
VERY GREAT, indeed! thanks a lot, folks, this will save me tons of time!

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