Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: How to Make Pop Up Cards - More X Forms - Lesson 15

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Jul 25, 2008

How to Make Pop Up Cards - More X Forms - Lesson 15

Using What You Know to Make Pop Ups: X Forms

How to Make Pop Up Cards Tutorial
This is Lesson 15 in a series of step by step tutorials on How to Make Pop Ups. 

Time to look at some real pop up cards!

pop up cards fish

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!

pop up cards fish side view

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 
Lesson 5.


----- 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.

----- Can you imagine what happens to an X-form as you shorten the slots? The shorter the slots, the more an X form begins to resemble a flag book.


Tonniece said...

These are fabulous. I really love the last one here.


Mel M. M. M. said...

You are just amazing! I love the fish card. The way you made it with the X is masterful. When I'm feeling better I may have to have another go at pop up. You're such an inspiration! Hope you're having a great weekend, :0)

Mom2my9 said...

Hi Cpeep! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your comment was hysterical because that is exactly how my mom folds a fitted sheet! Anyway, I love your blog. Those pop-up books are amazing. Have you considered entering my contest? It sounds like you have a lot of know-how! Hope to see you again soon!

Helen said...

I can't believe I missed these pop up cards. I like them all but my favorite one is the pop up fish.