Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Retro Toy Shop Pop Up Card

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Apr 5, 2010

Retro Toy Shop Pop Up Card

toy shop pop up card

I'm just a few years too old to have enjoyed most of the classic Fisher Price toys on this pop up card.

{Sigh}. Is there anything sadder than being 12 or 13? You have to be too cool to play with toys, yet you still desperately yearn for all that tiny little stuff.

I believe my subconscious came up with this card for my friend Gael, who is writing a book about Generation X.

This card is built on a series of simple boxes. Cut on blue lines. Score, then mountain fold on green lines, valley fold on red lines.

toy shop pop up card

Download PDF template
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Push the folds from the back. (This is the back view.)

toy shop pop up card

Attach stamped or printed images of your choice to the boxes. I'm thinking of making another card with pots of flowers or plants.


paperscissors said...

grest simple instructions, i can imagine how good potted plants would look on this template but i do love the retro (not vintage, lol!) toys!

Love crafts forever said...

Simple for you, not for me. Thanks for the template. I absolutely love your work,it`s beautiful. Hugs. Nataliya.

cpeep said...

Ha ha, yeah, each box is "simple" but this is a challenging design to fold. :)

Helen said...

I always love your pop up cards. I think I will try this one. Your instructions are simple to follow and again thanks for the PDF file.

concretenprimroses said...

What a wonderful concept. One could put anything on those boxes. I wish I could cut it with my robo cutter but I haven't learned how to convert files yet.
I think I'll have to try my hand with my exacto. Thanks!

cpeep said...

I'll put up the GSD....

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Card post on Apr. 06, 2010. Thanks again.