Father’s Day Pop-Up Card FREE Tutorial

It is the end of week 2 of my retirement, and I am still enjoying my time off.  The weather has been excellent and I’ve been able to get out into the yard and get a lot accomplished.  On Wednesday, my 27-year-old son (my baby) came over and helped me trim a bunch of the trees in the back yard.  We have a few pines that are at “giant” status that I’d like to remove and plant with fruit trees, but my husband says NO!  I think pines are beautiful, but they make a mess of your yard.  The needles kill the grass.  But with them trimmed back, the yard is looking like a refuge and that is what I was going for.

For the lack of a better name, I am calling this a stand-up card.  You could also call it a pop-up card or whatever kind of card you want to call it.  I need to let you know that my friend Cathy designed the card.  We did one that was similar to this at one of her stamp clubs.  But the decorating on this card is mine…all mine!  🙂  LOL!  I must mention the name of the designer series paper is High Tide and it is no longer available as it retired with the expiration of this year’s Occasions Catalog.  🙁

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Here’s a photo tutorial for the card.

Step 1:  Prepare the base.  Using the same color card stock or different colors…it’s up to you, cut three pieces measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, 2 ½” x 4”, and 2 ½” x 4 ¼”.  See photo below.

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Step 2:  Place the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of card stock on your scoring tool with the long edge across the top.  Score it at  ¼” and again at 2 ½.  You can see the score lines in the above photo.

Step 3:  Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper.  Cut one piece 4” x 5 ¼” and the other 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”.  See the next photo.

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Step 4:  Add a piece of sticky strip along the ¼” score line on the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece.

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Step 5:  Remove the backing from the sticky strip and attach it to the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of card stock as shown in the photo below.

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Step 6:  Orient these two pieces of card stock so the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece is at the top of your work surface and begin attaching the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  First, attach the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP to the card base so it covers where you just attached the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece.  (See the next photo.)

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Step 7:  Flip the card over and place a piece of sticky strip along the score line of the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of card stock.  Place a second piece of sticky strip close to the edge.  (See photo.)

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Step 8:  Flip the card stock over again so that the smaller piece is at the top.  Fold it down and remove the backing from the sticky strip.

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Step 9:  Adhere the 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” piece of DSP to the 2 ½” x 4” card stock base.  Attach this piece to the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of card stock.  When it is attached correctly, it will look like this.

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Step 10:  Decorate!

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Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!