Monday, March 31, 2014

Easy Triangle Pop Up

This fold was shown in the March, 2014 issue of Quick Cards Magazine. It's actually a very easy pop up to do once you get the folds right.

Materials needed:
Feel Goods stamp set (#129684)
Flower Shop stamp set (#130942)
Framelits Labels dies (#125598)
Old Olive card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Double sided patterned paper (This one is from SU about 5 yrs ago.) 1 piece 5 1/2" square,
                                                        1 piece 4 x 5 1/4"
Rich Razzleberry card stock about 3 1/2 x 4"
White card stock 1 piece 2 1/2" square, another piece to stamp flower images
Scallop border punch
Pansy punch (#130698)
 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon (#115613) 2 piece about 3" each
Cherry cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949)
Heat gun
Rich Razzleberry ink
Old Olive ink
Versa Mark ink
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

1. Start with the decorative front. Using the piece of 4 x 5 1/4" patterned paper, cut one long edge with the scallop border punch.
2. Adhere the 2 pieces of ribbon on the top corners and wrap around to the back.
3. Stamp one flower image from Flower Shop stamp set on white card stock with Old Olive ink. Stamp another with Rich Razzleberry ink. Punch them out with the Pansy punch. Stamp a third flower image on white card stock with the Versa mark ink. Sprinkle the Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on the third image. Use the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.
4. Adhere the green flower image to the Rich Razzleberry label die with the flower being a little off center.
Add a Stampin' Dimensional to the back of the embossed image. Place it directly in the center of the label die cut over the green one. This will give you a bit of dimension on the background.
5. Adhere this to the center of the patterned paper, between the ribbons. Lay this aside.
Now we are ready to do the pop up fold for the inside part of the card.
6. Start with a 5 1/2" square piece of double sided patterned paper. It's nice to use the same paper that you used for the decorative piece for the outside of the card. (This fold can be made any size as long as you start with a square piece of paper.)
Fold the paper in half horizontally.
Unfold and then fold the same paper in half vertically.
Unfold and fold the same paper in half diagonally.
Unfold. Now you want to fold it so that the horizontal and vertical folds are now valley folds. The diagonal fold will be a mountain fold.
Pinch these together so that it folds into a small square.

7. Now decorate the pop up piece BEFORE you glue it in place.
Turn the 2 1/2" square of white card stock so that you will stamp on a diamond shape. Stamp your saying/greeting from the Feel Goods stamp set centering it on the card stock.
8. Brush the edges of the white card stock on to the Rich Razzleberry ink pad so the the edges pick up some of the color.
9. Adhere the greeting square on to the bottom section of the patterned paper leaving a border all the way around.
Add a flower image to the top section. You may add any other decorations that you wish to the folded pop up. I chose to keep it simple.
10. Fold this back into a square. Add adhesive to one side.
***Tip: If you put the adhesive on the wrong side, you can lay it on a Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853) while you place adhesive on the other side. It will not stick to the craft sheet like it would to your table or another piece of paper.***
Place the point of the folded square against the inside folded edge of the card.
Place adhesive on the other square. Press the card stock down on top of the pop up piece so that the adhesive sticks in place.

You can add more decorations to the inside of the card at this time, if you wish.
11. On the outside front of the card stock, adhere the decorated front that you made earlier. With this in place your card will be ready to send to that special somebody.
Once you've made the first of this type of pop up card, let your imagination take flight and do all kinds of things with this fold that becomes simple after it's been done once.

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