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7 Clever Ways To Turn Stamps Into Pop-up Cards

With a stamp and craft knife, you can create some ingenious pop-up cards

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1 Wishing Well

Nothing says “I wish you well” better than a wishing well – get it? For a sweet card with this theme, use a stamp like Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps and Stylish Silhouettes’ Stamps, stamp the wishing well on the fold of a piece of a card, and colour! Once done, carefully cut a line just above and below the well with your craft knife, and push the back of it in until it forms a pop-up. Then simply matt the card onto a coloured piece for the blank, and decorate with other stamps and embellishments.

2 Spring Meadow Scene

To create a pop-up scene, simply draw some rectangles over the fold of a card blank, cut the sides and push out to create some ledges. You can then stick fussy-cut stamps over the ledges, such as the ones from Pinkfresh Studio’s Fleur 1 Stamp Set, so they stand on their own. Make sure to draw different sized rectangles, so some stamps are further forward than others – this creates some lovely dimension.

3 Special Message

For a sweet, simple message of love or something similar, use a sentiment or alphabet die such as Stamps by Me Flowers Meet Words Complete Collection. Turn the card blank so that the fold is horizontal, and stamp the words just under the fold. Carefully cut the sides of the word or each letter, then continue the cut upwards above the fold for an equal distance. Push on the back to make it pop out, and you’ll have a self-standing message of love.

4 Butterfly

To create a gorgeous butterfly pop-up, stamp two of the same butterfly, from a set like Gina K. Designs’ Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set, and cut the left wing and body from one, then the right wing and body from the other. Fold the body over, and stick the fold to the card blank’s fold, then repeat over the top with the other wing. Curve the wings out slightly, to shape them, and the butterfly should spring open with the card.

5 Bouquet

What’s lovelier than a card that opens into a 3D bouquet? To make one, use a stamp like Altenew’s Floral Stamp Multibuy, and stamp and fussy cut seven flowers from different coloured ink. Make a cut to the centre of each flower and curve them into a shallow cone shape. Start to stack them, sticking two flowers over one, then one over the previous two, and repeat until all are glued together. Stick the single flower at each end of the stack to the card blank, and the bouquet will now open with the card!

6 Rainbow of Hearts

For a beautiful rainbow, you can combine a heart stamp like Corrine's Signature Trinity Abstract Hearts Set with coloured card. Start with red card and stamp in black ink. Then turn it 90° to the right and stamp again. Repeat twice more until you have a windmill of hearts, then cut out and fold until it looks like a single heart. Repeat the whole process with orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, and glue them together. Finish by sticking each end to a side of the card blank, so it’ll open beautifully with the card.

7 New Baby

Using the same method as for the wishing well, you can carefully stamp and cut a crib to celebrate a new addition to the family. Simply use a stamp like For the Love of Stamps’ Bundles of Joy, and decorate! If you feel like going the extra mile, you could even cut a clever ledge underneath that piece of card, so the baby peeks out of the crib when the card is opened.