Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: How to Make Pop Up Cards - Words - Lesson 7

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Jun 15, 2008

How to Make Pop Up Cards - Words - Lesson 7

POP UP WORDS Part 1 (creased letters on a square box)

How to Make Pop Up Cards Tutorial
This is Lesson 7 in a series of step by step tutorials on How to Make Pop Ups. 

Before starting this lesson you will want to review Lesson 1, the box. This type of pop up word has a crease across the middle of the letters. The pop up letters are formed by the front and top (roof) of the pop up box.

how to make pop up cards words

Print out (or draw your own) copy of the template below.

Cut on grey lines. Do not cut around the letters yet (black lines and blue lines).

Score and mountain-fold green lines.

Score and valley-fold red lines.

Use your finger, pushing from the back, to pop the box out, as in Lesson 1. Notice how the letters are positioned so that half is on the front, and half is on the top of the box.

Now cut around the letters (blue and black cut lines) to complete pop up word.

The grey lines on the sample are optional. You may prefer the framed look that you get when they are cut, or the letters-only look when uncut.

Important! These samples have the printing on the front of the cards for clarity. You will want to create a reverse of your pattern and print or trace it on the back of the card. It's a nifty way to make sure your cut and fold lines won't show on the "good" side!



Mel M. M. M. said...

Wicked tutorial. This would add such a great surprise to the inside of a card. You ROCK! :0)

Anonymous said...


Great blog, I mean, the greatest. You don't need Inkscape to change your bitmap graphics to SVGs if you have SCAL, which has a part to do this for you. But I'm sure someone has told you this before.
Glad to send you pics of some things I cut with Cricut if you tell me how.

You're great,


cpeep said...

I'll take your word for it. I don't work with SCAL, myself, as I have a Craft Robo and cut directly from Corel Draw.



Cardcaptor Sakura said...

maybe u could just help me to do structures the word for me. its very hard to do those... i can do, but it will not pop up...

Christine said...

i really like your blog but how can i cut those nice made letters??? Is there a PATTERN?

Carol said...

In a graphics program draw a rectangular box and type the individual letters inside the box. Adjust each letter up and down until the top touches the top of the box and the bottom of the letter bumps the bottom of the box. That's all there is to it!

Some fonts work better than others, and some letters need a little adjustment to touch at both the top and bottom.

Shyama Dave said...

How do you do the pop up letters on the top(above the middle crease)???

Carol said...

Scroll down to the last example on this post.