Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: How to Make V Fold Pop Up Cards {Throwback Thursday}

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May 14, 2015

How to Make V Fold Pop Up Cards {Throwback Thursday}

Welcome to Throwback Thursday week 3! Every Thursday I am updating posts from the very beginning of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. This is Lesson 3 in a series of step by step lessons for How to Make Pop Up Cards.

Pop Up Card V fold

The most basic v fold pop up is a symmetrical 45 degree angle fold.



To make this v fold pop up, fold a piece of paper in half.
Draw a square with one side on the fold.
Cut along the solid black line.
Score along the dotted line.

v fold pop up card


Crease, then uncrease along the dotted line to set the fold.

how to make v fold pop up


Push from the back to pop the V forward.




Turned this way, it coiuld be a vase or a spout or a bottom lip. Turned upside down it resembles a tree, or a skirt, a hat, or a beak.

A V fold is actually a box with one short side and one long side. Make some samples! Draw a simple box pop up. Now shorten one side. Now try it with an even shorter side. Now so short there isn't a side at all. Oh look, it's a V fold!







Try changing the angle of the fold to make a nose.  Change the shape of the cut to make a heart.






Examples of V Fold Pop Ups
















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