Using What You Know to Make Pop Ups: X Forms
Time to look at some real pop up cards!
This fish card pop up is an X form card with the glue points shifted toward the center of the card. I had to move the glue points to keep the fish from poking out of the side of the card when it was closed. I could have used a wider card, but I didn't have a wider card!
The "slot" on the coral is a somewhat large cut-out with a V shaped bottom. On the fish the slot is a small notch that nestles into the V.
You can see how the X does not flatten all the way when the card is opened flat, like Sample 5 from
This X-form butterfly is attached with elongated (and visible) tabs. The pattern is here.
This X is a little different in that it does not use a box as its underlying structure, but a V fold.
I modified a pattern by Hiroko for Canon. More about this card on a previous post.