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Thursday with Sandiebella: Uptown Girl Lainie on the Lounger Surprise Pop Up Card

It’s Thursday, and that means another amazing step by step tutorial from our Sandiebella! I LOVE Thursdays.

Surprise Pop-Up Card


White card
Designer papers
Scoring board and bone folder

How to:

Cut white card:
(1x) 11″ x 5.5″
(1x) 5.25″ x 5.25″
(1x) 1.75″ x 4″
(1x) 4.25″ x 3.75″
Cut designer paper:
(2x) 5.25″ x 5.25″
(1x) 5″ x 5″

(1x) 1.5″ x 1.5″

Score the 11″ x 5.5″ piece of card at 5.5″ on the long side. Fold in half to make a 5.5″ square card base.

Adhere the two 5.25″ square pieces of paper inside the card base.

Adhere the 5.25″ piece of card and the 5″ piece of paper together, and then adhere to the card front.

Take the 1.75″ x 4″ piece of card. Score on the short side at 0.5″. Score on the long side at 1.25″ and 2.5″. Score diagonally from the top left corner down to where the 1.25″ score line intersects, and then score from the 1.25″ score line up to the top of the 2.5″ score line.

Cut away the outer 0.5″ x 1.25″ section.

Mountain fold the 0.5″ score line and the two diagonal lines.

Cut the 1.5″ x 1.5″ piece of paper diagonally

Adhere one piece to the triangle on the pop-up mechanism, as shown below.

Position the 4.25″ x 3.75″ piece of white card as shown below – do not stick down

Apply adhesive to the 0.5″ section of the pop-up mechanism.

Line the mechanism up the just above 4.25″ x 3.75″ piece of card, and the centre of the card base.

Fold upwards on the second diagonal and apply glue to the first triangle.

Fold over the top of the card to adhere the mechanism. Give it time to dry before opening it up.

Decorate the 4.25″ x 3.75″ panel with layers and stamp the sentiment. Use flat embellishments.

Place the sentiment panel face down beneath the pop-up mechanism. Move it in about 1/4″ from the spine. Apply adhesive to the mechanism as shown below.

Again, close up the card and press down firmly to adhere the mechanism to the pop-up panel.

Use the offcuts of paper to create a pocket on the inside cover.

Stamp Uptown Girl Lainie on the Lounger onto white card, and colour using your preferred medium.

Using oxide ink and a cloud stencil to create a sky.

Adhere the image to the 4-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of white card. Decorate with stickers.

Decorate the card front using paper layers and sticker borders, then adhere the image panel using foam tape.

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