Thursday 29 April 2021

Double Pop-Up Surprise Card | Stamping Bella Tutorial

Hi everyone! I'm back after a very hectic few weeks of study and final exams and today I have a card featuring Curvy Girl Boy Mom from the latest Stamping Bella release. There are some amazing new stamps in the release for Mother's Day. 

This is just a short video showing how the inner cards pop up when the card is opened. 

Black card
White card
Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Selection of decorative dies. 

How to:
Cut black card:
Base - 6" x 9". Folded in half on the 9" side
Inner cards (2) - 2.75" x 5.5". Both folded in half to make 2.75" square card bases
Pop up mechanisms (4) 2" x 1.5"

Score the mechanism on the 1.5" side at 0.75". 
On the 2" side, mark with a pencil or stylus at 0.75" and 1.25". Make a small mark on the centre score line at 1.25". Score as shown. 

At the back section, valley fold the centre score line and mountain fold the diagonal score lines. 

On the opposite end, fold upward on the diagonal lines

Repeat for all 4 pieces

For the layers
White card: 
3 pieces measuring 5 7/8" x 4 3/8" 
2 pieces measuring 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
3 pieces measuring 5.75" x 4.25" (extra for layering more on the front optional)
2 pieces measuring 2.5" x 2.5"

Adhere the paper to the white card and then adhere the inside panels on both the card base an the inner cards. 

Apply adhesive to the end section of the mechanism 

Place the creased edge of the inner card into the end of the mechanism and press firmly to secure. There are 2 mechanisms for each inner card (positioned as shown below) 

Ensure the folds on the end of the mechanism are pointing up for the bottom lower card, and pointing down for the upper one and they need to pop out in opposite directions. 

Place the inner card on the side back of the card base, with the mechanisms just touching the centre crease. Apply adhesive to the ends as shown. Fold the top of the card over and press firmly. 

Open up the card and apply adhesive to the other side of the mechanisms. Close the card up and press firmly on both sides until the glue has dried. 

Pull open the card and the smaller cards should pop up and out. 

Decorate the front of the card base. 

Stamp Curvy Girl Boy Mom onto white card and colour using your preferred medium 

Cut a scalloped rectangle approx 5.25" x 3.25" and trim the image to fit. 

Apply foam tape to the back of the image and adhere the card front. 

Decorate the inside cards using both sentiments from Curvy Girl Boy Mom and diecuts. 

Add some die cut hearts and enamel dots to decorate the front. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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