Thursday, April 13, 2017

Folded Pop-Up Tuscan Vineyard

I fell in love with the cards from Carol Dunn's kits, so HAD to see if I could figure out how to create them with my stamps and an A2 size card. Here is a couple of pictures of my test run:

Then I wrote up my instructions and created another one from them to make sure they were accurate.

Want my tutorial for this card? Here it is:

Folded Pop-Up Card

Cut a base: 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 on the long side. Crease the 4 1/4 score. (In the sample, I stamped around to create a background at this point, or it can be done before scoring.)

(I scored on the wrong spot to start with, so just added more score lines to add dimension and now, no more mistake :) )

Measure down 1" and mark from each end of the 4 1/4 fold. Snip in 1" at each mark. Now score from the end of one cut to the end of the other cut. Crease these scores to form the "step" to create a pop-up.

Now crease the 2 1/8 score, lining the base edge up to the 4 1/4 score. This forms the cover fold.

Now for the "pieces". (If you want more layers, use these pieces for the mats and cut the image shapes a bit smaller.)

(1) 2 x 2, cut diagonally for the corners

(2) 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 for the cover (olive branches on this sample)

(1) 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 for the sentiment

(1) For the pop-up piece, cut a 4" piece, measure up from one corner to 4", mark, and cut from mark diagonally to the other corner (OR cut a 4" square and cut diagonally to create two triangles, only one will be used)

Line the marks up on the cutting "ditch" and cut.

I decided to use these as mats, so cut smaller pieces for the images, subtracting 1/8" from the original measurements (1) 1 7/8 square, cut diagonally
                        (2) 1 3/4 for cover
                        (1) 2 1/8 for sentiment
                        (1) 3 7/8 for the pop-up

Decorate the pieces as desired. For this example, I used the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set.

Using glue or strong adhesive, attach the two images to the cover, lining the corners up on the fold, the corner pieces onto the inside cover, along with the sentiment. Place the adhesive on the top of the "step". Line up the longer side of the pop-up triangle to the step and attach.

SIGN your art work!!!

I hope you give this a try! Let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for the tutorial. I have saved this to my bookmarks so I can CASE it soon. Great idea. I so appreciated all of you that are creative. I just do a LOT of copying but have tons of fun doing it. Thank you again!

    1. You are welcome! I do a lot of copying (case-ing), too. That is the fun part of crafting! Enjoy!