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Winter Pop Out Card

Create a card with a great surprise when the recipient opens it as it will pop open unexpectedly! Shabneez Khan-Muztar

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Advanced

Tools and materials required

  • The Paper Boutique Festive Wishes Paper Pad – 569266
  • Kanban Forest Friends Luxury Cardstock – 540699
  • Pinflair Glue It Pack – 344773
  • Hunkydory The Adorable Scoreboard – 458747
  • Kit N Kaboodle Mini Trimmer - 440546

Instructions

Take a sheet of A4 white card and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm on the long side. Turn and score at 7cm and 14cm on the short side.

1

Cut across 2 of the score lines lengthways and trim the edges to form the tabs.

2

Cover the strips with paper cut to 6.5cm square and matt with squares cut to 6cm square as shown. These will form the front of the cubes.

3

Cover the other side of the same strips with paper that is 6.5cm square.

4

Form into a cube as shown sticking the tab inside with wet glue. Do the same with the other strip.

5

Next you are going to form the base of the card. To do this take a sheet of A4 card and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm along the long side then turn and score at 7cm across the short side.

6

Cut away the first 7cm strip lengthways and then trim the edges for the tabs. Cover with paper 6.5cm x 13.5cm.

7

Turn over and cover the middle section with paper cut to 6.5cm x 13.5cm.

8

Assemble the column as shown then stick in the final sheet on the left so you cover the tab and it looks neat. Adhere the 2 small cubes to this base with wet glue.

9

Cut a sentiment from the paper pack and matt with gold card. Make 2 hinged pieces 5cm x 1cm and fold in half.

10

Adhere the hinged pieces on to the middle column as shown and stick your sentiment on top.

11

Make a belly band cutting 2 strips of paper to 5cm x 13cm and the other 5cm x 20cm and stick together to form a band that the card once folded flat can slip into. The card once folded like this will fit in a 6 inch square envelope.

12

The final image shows the card open.

13

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