Age Pop-Up Inserts

Hi There fellow KNK-ers!

As I mentioned last week, I have one of those big Birthdays ending in ‘0’ coming up in my Family soon so I thought it would be fun to use my Zing to make a pop-up card of their age.

I have done my best to make a pop-up card insert to cover each of the big milestone ages for you today. Although they can be used inside any card I also have a card front for you which can be used with any of the inserts. Both cut files are available for you at the end of the post 🙂

I cut all of my elements from Worldwin Cutmates Cardstock, I wouldn’t normally use Cutmates for a card base but as I will be attaching an extra layer inside, it will be plenty sturdy enough.

I used my Zing with Make the Cut software. My settings were:

  • height – 25 post-it notes
  • blade – standard
  • offset – 0.30
  • speed – 10
  • force – 65
  • passes – 1

Here are all of the elements needed to create today’s card. You will need a blank card base, your chosen insert, the lettering and its backing layer for the card front:

Age Insert Card 1

Gluing the individual letters onto their backing layer is a little time consuming, but once done, there is a nice large surface area on the reverse to attach 3d foam pads on to for popping onto the card base:

Age Insert Card 2

Moving onto the insert, you will need to fold along all of the perforated lines before attaching your insert into your card. All of the fold lines are Valley Folds (they should resemble a V) except the second fold from the top which is a Mountain Fold (this should resemble an upside down V):

Age Insert Card 3

You will need to apply adhesive around all of the fold lines and at the edge of the insert, I have used double sided tape. Attach your insert into your card one side at a time to ensure accurate placement:

Age Insert Card 4

Here’s how the completed card front looks:

Age Insert Card 5

…and here is what is waiting inside:

Age Insert Card 6

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here:

Here are the Cut Files for today’s project:

Age Pop Up Inserts

Age Pop Up Inserts Cut File

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52 thoughts on “Age Pop-Up Inserts

  1. Once again, you’re generosity goes above and beyond! Thanks so much for making this card work for so many different milestone birthdays! I’m sure your cutting file will be put to good use by a lot of our readers.

  2. Bird, how nice of you to supply us with all these major milestone files! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. Thanks so much! I have 2 of those milestone birthdays coming up in my family this year, so I’m going to take advantage of your creativity immediately!

  4. Bird, this is fabulous, you are so creative and so generous with your files, thanks for all of the sharing that you do!!!

  5. thanks so much Bird, you are so clever to make these cut files. I am super excited as my brother is turning 80 next month so I will definately be using your cut files and making him a special card. Thank you, tank you thank you

  6. Wow and again I am blown away by your intuitive knowledge of what your followers need !! Thank you so much. Perfect for g-daughters b-day this month.

  7. Oh My Goodness We must have been thinking along the same lines!!!!! Wow!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I was thinking of doing a pop up insert later today!!!! Thank you Thank you thank you xxx

  8. Fab card, a shame I missed this for my son’s 18th! Many thanks for your fab projects. Kind regards Jo x

  9. Super job. I know this is going to come in handy. My Mother in Law is turning 90 this Winter and I am going to make her one.

  10. Thank you so much. I’ve recently started saving some of your cut files even tho’ I don’t have a cutting machine…. yet:)

  11. Not one, but two free files……….what a way to start my day. Thank you, Bird. Awesome files, awesome you.

  12. Thank you so much for these free cut files! I love your work. You are a very talented, generous person. Big Hugs!!

  13. Thank you so very much Bird! Your talent is amazing, as is your willingness to share with those of us less fortunate!

  14. Thank you for sharing your work! I know these files will get a lot of use by many people.

  15. Thankyou so much, Bird, you are a very generous lady & I just love all your files. Greatly appreciated!!

  16. I really like this card, thanks for sharing it. Could you possibly share the font name so other years could be made? Thanks!!

  17. Simply amazing! Does your talent have no limit? Your generosity is over the top, I love your files! Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. Thank you so much for the files. I just made two cards for my birthday ladies. One had the popup for 90 today. Both used your birdies at the gate card.

  19. Wow – these are fabulous Bird and should definitely prevent the loss of mojo come the big birthdays – it’s always hard to know what to do to make a statement – now you’ve ‘cured’ that one for me! lol….

    thanks as always for your generousity and talent.

    Paula x x x

  20. A little late to the party – I’m just now finding this wonderful blog! This is a fantastic birthday card – thank you for your generosity!!

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