Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

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How to Make Pop Up Cards

to review the basic techniques of pop up making.

File Formats

for tips on using my files with cutting machines.

May 15, 2018

Mother's Day Window Card

The card I made for Mother's Day this year is more of an ornament.
It's a window card, made to hang in a window.

The windows are cut out on both the front and back to allow light through.

 The front windows open to reveal the dog and pitchers of flowers.

This is the back.

The pattern is from Blomsterklip by Gitte Schou Hansen.  I used CorelDRAW to re-create it as a vector file which allowed me to resize objects to suit my needs and to fit around the dog photo, and then to machine cut.

May 13, 2018

Graduation Gown Card

My version of a popular graduation gown card, with pearls at the neckline, and a mortar board.

Black card stock
Yellow card stock
Skin-tone card stock
Card stock in your color choice for sentiment frame and tassel
Card base, 6" x 12"
Adhesive pearls, or shank buttons
Glue dot
Foam adhesive squares

How to make a graduation gown card

May 12, 2018

Graduation Cap Gift Box

How to make an easy graduation cap gift box or money holder

New cutting files and assembly video!

Easy to fold box and lid with mortar board top can hold money or a small gift.

U.S. paper money, rolled up, fits diagonally in the box. If the height of your currency is larger than 2.75" (about 7cm) you will need a larger box.

May 8, 2018

Rainbow Double Wedding Ring Card

I loved Flaun Cline's (of I Plead Quilty ) White Wedding quilt so much that I made a wedding card version of it.  If you're a quilter, you will recognize the design as a portion of a double wedding ring pattern. 

How to make a double wedding ring rainbow card

Apr 28, 2018

Three Tier Pop Up Wedding Card

REVISED wedding pop up card that originally appeared in 2010

origamic architecture cake

origamic architecture cake

This is the supplemental wedding card I made for my friend who originally got a non pop up card for her wedding. She gave me a sad puppy dog look, so...yeah.

It's a straight-forward origamic architecture design. 

Keep reading for pop up card tutorial and cutting files (templates).

How to make a three tier wedding cake pop up card