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Self Pop-up Cubic Card

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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!

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Step 1: Materials

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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
pop up card.pdf(595x842) 38 KB

Step 2: Trace and Cut

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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 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!

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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 !
This is fun and i love it
Thanks a lot i am going to try it now !!!!!
I saw this once before as an ad.... It was exactly the same concept
um paper versions don't really work...

wasted a bit of time. but atleast she's appreciative of that. <3
xenor4 years ago
 I give it 24 hours before someone does a weighted companion cube version. :)
over yet? done yet?
VampiricPie4 years ago
 Don Quijote!
Also, cool ible.
juneapaluna4 years ago
Awesome, did you think of this yourself?
beackmaniax (author)  juneapaluna4 years ago
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!
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...
beackmaniax (author)  MadBricoleur4 years ago

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

Haha cool :) I'm gonna try this tonight with my friends.
Mr.kipkai4 years ago
Nice ! I will make one !
beackmaniax (author)  Mr.kipkai4 years ago
thank you!
I just have to say that i hate Don Quijote with every molecule of my being. just saying.
beackmaniax (author)  MechanicalToaster4 years ago
Yes! It is a big book, isn't it?

on the other side, thanks for comment!
Kaiven4 years ago
Very cool! Even if it's not used as a card, it's a great trick!
beackmaniax (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
Yeah! it is a great trick! Isn’t it?
Hope you like it!
Thanks for your comment!
caitlinsdad4 years ago
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!
beackmaniax (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago

I already did the PDF!

Thanks for your suggestion and for you comment!

artquilter4 years ago

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!

beackmaniax (author)  artquilter4 years ago
Yes that is a good idea!
Thanks for comment!

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