Thursday, 30 January 2014

Pop Up Presents Trio Card & Tutorial

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Another version of the Pop Up Presents card I shared yesterday… I am not sure that the photos do this card justice – it is a real WOW in the flesh…

More papers from the NEW Fresh Prints DSP stack. This time in Real Red & Crumb Cake – so more suitable for the males and teens in our life!

You can see the little part-punched pieces more clearly in this colourway – check out the extra embellishments on those little banners in the Glimmer Red– straights, chevrons; and layered banners – I can use any tiny scrap to add layers to my banners …. you never need to throw away a scrap of card or paper again!!!!

Remember just a £45 order will get you this Banner Punch for free….!!! 

Here is the detailed imperial version by Lisa Young that I used . But I converted the measurements to a metric version for use in a standard European A6 card...

So for the inner insert - you will need…

Whisper White Cardstock 8” x 140mmW

Scored & Folded at 4”

You can mark & cut as Lisa has - but I used a trimmer to do the cutting –  I find that much easier – so the folded edge of the insert is placed LANDSCAPE up to the top horizontal ruler bar of the trimmer , lined up to a measurement and then you use the vertical cutter bar to make the cuts!

A quick tip though – I found that cutting 2/3 times ensured that my trimmer went all the way through the 2 layers of card neatly – though maybe that was just a sign of me needing to replace my blade!!! Going back to repeat when you discover that the blade hasn’t quite cut through makes for a messy cut!!

So for the first cut – line up your folded edge LANDSCAPE on the top ruler bar at 2 cm – locate your blade at 5cm on the cutter bar – and cut up from 5 cm to the top – ie 0

Then at 6cm on the top - cut from 5 cm to 0

Then at 9 1/2cm on the top - cut from 3 1/2cm to 0

Then at 12cm on the top - cut from 2 cm to 0

And a quick pictorial for those of you that prefer a visual.

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The paper strips are of course a different size. As Lisa says though – do measure the lengths you need for each section and then trim – no 2 presents were ever the same. For class – I cut my pieces a bit longer so people could then trim to suit the width on their own creation. So these are the measurements with ( hopefully) a bit of overhang….. about 1/2 cm

Paper Sizes – 4 cm H x 10.5cm W; 3.5cmH x 7.5cm W; 2.5cm H x 4.5cm W


SU! Products Used

Stamps – Perfectly Penned

Papers – Fresh Prints DSP Stack (SSC); Red Shimmer

Cards & Inks – Real Red; Crumb Cake; Soft Suede

Punches – Banner (SAB)

Dies – Alphabet


  1. Love these Amanda. I will have to have a go. Not so good at the pop up!. k x

  2. Loving your cards Amanda- may have to pinch some ideas - would that be ok? Anne x

  3. Thanks for sharing that tutorial,
    My ladies love doing pop-up cards and this one is great for males and teens as you say.
    Just noticed that you have blogged 4 days in a row - keep it up girl - I need the inspiration!!
    See you Wednesday!!


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