On Saturday, January 11, 2014, a new crafting software was announced – Popup Card Studio. This software was created by Andy who also created Make the Cut. I love popup cards and was very anxious to get the software on my computer so I could play with it. Andy has very generously provided a demo version of the Popup Card Studio software so you can ‘try before you buy’. The demo version is fully functional except for the save and export functions. The type of popup card that can be created in the Popup Card Studio is the one where the popup is cut out of the card itself rather than one where additional pieces are connected to the card base.
Popup Card Studio interfaces with the Make the Cut software very nicely and easily. Cards designed in Popup Card Studio can be cut directly from the software. For more information about the software go to here. The software is available now and is downloadable so you can be designing cards in just a few minutes. There are some videos available to provide you with some basic information here. Thank you Susan for those videos.
Now that I’ve tried to whet your appetite for the new Popup Card Studio software, let me show you my first attempt to make a very basic card using it. Designing the actual popup part of the card took maybe 20 minutes. The rest of the card , well, a bit longer.
Here is the inside or popup part of the card I’ve made.
And here is a view of the inside from an angle to show off the popped up part.
Various card stocks in red, white, and pink.
Scrapbook paper in a pink marble pattern.
Machine- KNK 15″ Maxx Air
Settings – Cardstocks – Standard Materials Blade (red cap), Force – 40 – 50, Speed – 80 – 145, single pass
Scrapbook paper – Standard Materials Blade (red cap), Force – 25, Speed – 80, single pass
Vinyl – Standard Materials Blade (red cap), Force – 13, Speed – 65, single pass
Instructions / Additional Information:
The Popup Card Studio software is designed to create cards with square corners. Once a popup file has been created, it can be exported as an SVG file and imported into MTC where the popup portion can be joined to a shaped card base as I have done with mine. I created the heart shaped card base, the scalloped white layer, and the center heart on the front of the card in my KNKStudio software. Those components were then copied and pasted into MTC and cut from there. The vinyl lettering was created and cut in MTC. The scrapbook paper shadow layer for the popup letters was created by copying a portion of the popup element from PCS and pasting it into MTC. The shadow layer function with a negative number was used to ‘skinny up’ the letters for cutting.
This photo shows all of the pieces of my card prior to assembly.
This photo shows the front of the card.
I am excited about this new Popup Card Studio software. Andy has done a marvelous job of producing a software package that is easy to use, has dynamite features for viewing your creations as you go along, and for documenting a project when it is completed. If you are at all interested in creating popup cards, the demo version is available as are the videos for learning the basics. I am sure there will be lots more videos available soon.
If you would like the files to create a card like mine, the KNK, MTC, PDF, and SVG formats can be found in this link. CutFiles_Jan15-2014_JudyKay