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How to Make Pop Up Cards - V Folds with Tabs and Slots {Throwback Thursday}


Welcome to Throwback Thursday week 6, with a refreshed post from the very beginning of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting.

How to Make Pop Up Cards Tutorial
This is of Lesson 6 in a series of step by step tutorials on How to Make Pop Ups. 

Tabs and slots work the same way on a v-fold mechanism as they do on a box (see lesson 5).

You can glue the tabs so they are visible, hidden or slotted.

You can make the mechanism flatter or taller by sliding the tabs further from, or closer to, the center fold of the card.

Sample 1: Basic V-fold (with visible tabs.) When the card is opened completely the V is flat against the card.

Sample 2: Tabs rotated toward the center of the card. When the card is opened completely the V stands up from the card.

This graduation cap pop up card uses the mechanism in sample 2, twice (upside down). 
The cap is one v-fold and the brim is another.  

v-fold grad cap pop up

Sample 3: Tabs rotated away from the center of the card. The V fold becomes flat before the card opens completely.

 Bonus: Experiment with various angles of the V or try an asymmetrical V-fold.

how to make v fold pop ups