Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Teapot and Cup Pop Up Card

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Jun 28, 2014

Teapot and Cup Pop Up Card

Pop up card of a teapot pouring tea into a cup.  Can be hand cut if you're dexterous.

teapot and cup pop up card open


How to make the teapot and cup pop up card

Download cutting file set: PDF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space), DXF, Silhouette Studio.

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.






Cut on black lines.  Save the cutouts from the steam.

Score on red lines.


diagram of tea pop up card

Add a sentiment to the separate rectangle before or after cutting (mine is blank).

Insert sentiment rectangle into curved cuts.

Crease on scored lines.  The center fold, cup handle and teapot handle-to-base are valley folds.  The tiny crease on the tea pouring from the spout is a mountain fold.

close up view teapot

Glue cut piece into backing card, then glue steam cutouts in place on the backing card.

close up view tea cup pop up

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25 comments :

fairycake said...

Ta so much! I LOVE this card!! Cheers! x

Nadine FIQUET said...

Trop belle cette carte, bravo! Bises Nadine

Renee said...

Thank you!

Nadscrap said...

bravo tres jolie carte merci pour le partage

CJG said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your cut file, too. I'm definitely going to use it soon :)

Gail said...

Beautiful - can't wait to make this one - thank you!

SiskiyouSue said...

This is great, I love the way the pieces fold from opposite sides. Thank you.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

fantastic card.... love it.

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card Carole, thanks so much! ~Diane

bobbiecz said...

Cute cut file. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie B. said...

This card is perfect for my mom who drinks tea all day and collects teapots. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappycath said...

Absolutely wonderful design! Thank you so much!!

Carol said...

Laurie B

Your mom and I have a lot in common (she said, while drinking tea).

Carol

Aliselle said...

Superbe!!!!! merci pour le partage...
Bonne fin de journée

Robyn said...

Fab file! Thanks!

Jessie Adams said...

Wonderful card, Carol.
Always enjoy visiting your site.
Many thanks for the file.

Robyn said...

Heres my take on the card

http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/2014/07/find-yourself-cupt-for-tuesday.html

thanks!

tony said...

Thank you very much.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I just found you through a friend's blog. This is wonderful. When I make a card I will send to you so you can see my final project since you were so nice to share.

Nannie4 said...

Thank you! This card is awesome!
Perfect for a friend's upcoming occasion.

Florencia Gonzalez Bazzano said...

So cute!

Gia's Blog said...

This is so cute. But Cricut has ruined Design Space with their update on 2-23-15. When I open the uploaded SVG to Design Space, it's all black, and really really big. I wonder how many other wonderful SVG files that I have, are now not going to work.

Carol said...

Oh goodness, what are they doing at Cricut?

I tried it myself.

FIRST: resize the entire file to fit your page while it's still grouped

SECOND: ungroup

THIRD: select the large black rectangle (about 6 layers down?) and move it to the bottom of the layers

FOURTH: change the rectangle color to white so you can see the other layers



Tina said...

super cute cut file but where the lines are supposed to be scored, they are fully cut lines. How do we fix that? Thanks!

Carol P said...

You have to set them to score by whatever method works with the specific software/hardware combination you're using.

So, for example, in Silhouette Studio, you would go to the cut line menu and set the red lines to score and the black lines to cut. In Cricut Design Space you would ungroup all the lines, click each score line and change to score.

If you're using a different machine and different software, your procedure may vary.

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