Introduction: Self Pop-up Cubic Card


I will show you how to make a cubic gift card that pops when is pulled out from a book or any other flat hard envelopes.

This is an amazing Valentine card to make for a very special person!

I did it green for visual purposes! but it could be any color depending the ocation

Print the new template that I made and do your own Cubic Card in no time!

Step 1: Materials

1. sheet of card board
2. scissor
3. cutter
4. adhesive tape
5. book (or envelope)
6. hole maker
7. pen
8. elastic
rubber band
9. glue
10. Imagination
11. see the PDF for the template

Step 2: Trace and Cut

1. First we will trace a square (8 cm X 8 cm)
2. Then we will continue tracing until we have the correct figure
3. Then we will proceed to the cutting part

Step 3: Make the Holes for the Rubber Band

1. Use the hole maker to make the holes for the elastic
2. You will need to stress the lines in order to have a better flexion

Step 4: Join and Glue

1. Then we will join all the parts, with the glue and the tape
2. Then we will place the rubber band inside the cube
3. Also we will need to sharp the edges of the cardboard, where the rubber band is placed in order to have a better pop-up
4. And it's done !

Step 5: How to Use It!


1. Follow the folds and fold the cube, put it inside the book and pull it out, it will pop up itself !
2. That is all !

Comments

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adhiyaman143 (author)2011-07-29

This is fun and i love it
Thanks a lot i am going to try it now !!!!!

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ShoopDaWhoop (author)2011-01-02

I saw this once before as an ad.... It was exactly the same concept

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Houdinipeter (author)2010-10-26

um paper versions don't really work...

wasted a bit of time. but atleast she's appreciative of that. <3

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xenor (author)2010-02-20

 I give it 24 hours before someone does a weighted companion cube version. :)

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klingonprins (author)xenor2010-02-25

over yet? done yet?

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VampiricPie (author)2010-02-21

 Don Quijote!
Also, cool ible.

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juneapaluna (author)2010-02-19

Awesome, did you think of this yourself?

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beackmaniax (author)juneapaluna2010-02-20

Well I saw these cars (Flat Ryderz) and how they pop out of their pakage, the cube itself has another mechanics but the consept is the same (be splitted and loaded  then and with a pull it pops back up into shape again)

Thanks for your comment!

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MadBricoleur (author)2010-02-09

ha. very cool :) good trick to play on friends at school, maybe something along the lines of putting them in random binders and saying "you've been 'cubed'. pass it on" etc...

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beackmaniax (author)MadBricoleur2010-02-19

Yes my friends are always surprised!
some of them even jump when it pops!

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MadBricoleur (author)beackmaniax2010-02-19

Haha cool :) I'm gonna try this tonight with my friends.

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Mr.kipkai (author)2010-02-01

Nice ! I will make one !

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beackmaniax (author)Mr.kipkai2010-02-19

thank you!

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MechanicalToaster (author)2010-02-13

I just have to say that i hate Don Quijote with every molecule of my being. just saying.

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Yes! It is a big book, isn't it?

on the other side, thanks for comment!

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Kaiven (author)2010-02-04

Very cool! Even if it's not used as a card, it's a great trick!

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beackmaniax (author)Kaiven2010-02-19

Yeah! it is a great trick! Isn’t it?
Hope you like it!
Thanks for your comment!

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-02-06

Nice!

I'm sure others would appreciate a template of some kind to resize and print out.  Just upload the file and add to your Instructable.  Good luck!

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beackmaniax (author)caitlinsdad2010-02-19

I already did the PDF!

Thanks for your suggestion and for you comment!

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artquilter (author)2010-02-11

I think you could use this for something along the lines of popping out of your husbands briefcase when he opens it at work....surprise dear!

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beackmaniax (author)artquilter2010-02-19

Yes that is a good idea!
Thanks for comment!

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