Card Making

Creative Cards – Pop up Candy Lane cards

October 12, 2010

Rather than featuring a NEW Tuesday Tip every week, we’ll be swapping it for a ‘Creative Card’ feature every second week for all you avid card makers out there!

Today we’re featuring birthday cards using the Candy lane collection!

“Pop up birthday card” by Karen Shady

Hi. today I would like to show you how to make a pop up card. These cute cards have been popular for years, and are so easy and fun to make. I have used the bright and funky “Candy lane” range, which is just perfect for birthday cards.

step 1. on your card base, create a rectangle in the centre of the fold line, as shown. My rectangle measures 3cm wide x 7cm long.

step 2. Using a craft knife, cut along the longer lines ( I have marked these in pink for you) . Then fold this inwards, so when you open the card, it pops up as shown

step 3.  Adhere the card base to another sheet of card or paper slightly larger than your base. This will become the front and back of your card.

step 4. Then all you do is create your “pop up” design, and attatch it with strong tape to the front fold.

For my design, I made a simple flower pot from the Raspberry fizz paper,  I then cut out various flowers from the “Tutti frutti” paper, and a few glitter flowers from the 6×6 paper pad. I used foam tape to layer these flowers in the flower pot, and added some die cut leaves made from the  Strawberry sundae paper.

Decorate the outside of your card, and its complete.

“Pop up birthday card” by Lesley Cooper

As Karen has said pop up cards are easy and fun to make. I have followed the same process as Karen but I have created 3 rectangles of different sizes.

This allows you to put multiple elements at different distances. My rectangles measure 1.5cm x 6cm, 3cm x 12.5cm, 1.5cm x 3cm. My card when folded is 15.3cm x 15.3cm.When creating your rectangles make sure your design that will be attached to them still fits within the card when it is closed.

For my design, I used a teapot, cup and cupcake cut from the Candy Lane Speciality Papers Treats and Tea Party. I have created a Best Wishes banner from Strawberry Sundae using a diamond punch (folded in half), string and rub ons.  I have stamped a tag from the Journal Tags booklet with the To and From stamp from the Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamps. I have also added some flowers cut from Tutti Frutti.

For the front I have used some paper and diecut elements from the Paper Pad, some Rub Ons and a Printed Chipboard cupcake.

And there you have a super sweet Pop Up card using the scrumptious Candy Lane Collection.

“Pop Up Birthday Card”- Lesley Cooper: Candy Lane Collection, Patterned Paper Tutti Frutti (P575), Raspberry Fizz (P579), Strawberry Sundae (P580), Speciality Paper Treats (PS121), Tea Party (PS122); Paper Pad (PP832): Journal Tags (JT608); Printed Chipboard (CB117); Rub Ons Birthday Cards (RB811); Clear Stamp (CS761).

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  • Reply DebiJ October 12, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Fabulous, fabulous!! Thanks for this tutorial girls, & I will enjoy having a go at this. Love all your cards…they all are so sunny & bright.

  • Reply Helen October 12, 2010 at 8:26 am

    OMgoodness what a fun fun fun card – the cupcake & tea set is just too twee! I’ll have to give this pop up idea a go! TFS!
    Helen — Firenze Cards

  • Reply Scrapping girl October 12, 2010 at 9:04 am


  • Reply samantha October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Oh MY GOD!! this is just so cool! i just love the idea!! as i am a scrapper more to making layouts, i would so love to learn how to make creative cards!! so this is an awesome idea!! i hope you still keep the Tuesday tip Archives as i always find them helpful :D

  • Reply Leanne Allinson October 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm


  • Reply CamillaE October 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    So so so very pretty!!!!

  • Reply Facebook User October 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Fantastic!! These look so effective

  • Reply Kerryn October 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    These are awesome girls!!

  • Reply Nerrida Mitchell October 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Just beautiful girls…just beautiful!

  • Reply Shamindi Minthaka October 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Very nice! most beautiful pop up cards. I love this cards! awesome! good luck for you!

  • Reply Kristine Kassai October 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    What an inspiration thanks for your ideas can’t wait for next
    Tuesday my 10year old daughter will now be wanting to make some
    cards together Thanks again.

  • Reply Facebook User October 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Awwwww, thanks ladies :)……. Samantha. we are going to alternate the Tuesday tip and the creative cards, fortnightly , so you get the best of both :) ….

  • Reply Anjali March 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Awesome cards……!!!

  • Reply Hambss May 9, 2014 at 4:27 am

    lovely ideas !!!! :) i will definetly try them :)

  • Reply Letris July 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

    It is so so beautiful. I like it very much.

  • Reply alka April 24, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Easy to follow. Very beautiful tutorial

  • Reply roopsi September 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Amazingly beautiful !!!!!!
    I too have made many cross stitch cards but gonna try pop up cards.

  • Reply Jackie April 16, 2016 at 2:54 am

    I love your flower pot, a great mothersday card !

  • Reply Bev October 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Love this! So easy, even for a senior citizen.

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