In the process of making a birthday card for a special friend I came up with a variation of a pop-up card that I thought was a bit of fun. To illustrate that, I made three different cards for today’s post: A Birthday card, A Halloween card and a Thanksgiving card. These cards may not be a pop-up card in the traditional sense but they do have a portion inside that pops up as you open the card. As you can see in the pictures below, the strip at the top of the card moves away from the card itself as it opens allowing the word strings to dangle in space and present the greeting to the person opening the card.
The font on the front of the card is Brush Script MT Italic. The font on the left inside is Freehand575. The font for the word strings is Franklin Gothic Heavy Italic. The words on the front and left inside are cut from a self adhesive foil called “Funky Film”. The cupcake and balloons were created in KNK Studio.
The graphics on the front of the card are from a dingbat in the font 12 Halloween Signs. The wording is cut from vinyl. Inside the shy little ghost is also a dingbat from the Spooky font. The creatures inbetween the letters in the word strings are from various other dingbat fonts or were created in KNK Studio. The letters in the word strings are in the AR CENA font.
The wording on the front of this card and on the inside left was written by inserting a Pilot Razor Point pen into the blade holder grip on my KNK Maxx. The pen was also used to draw the line that echos the shape of the panels on the front of the card. The pumpkins and leaves were created in KNK Studio. After cutting, they were chalked and then embossed using a hand held embossing tool and a sponge mouse pad. I am very pleased with how they turned out. The font for “Give Thanks” is Garmond Kursive. The font on the panel on the inside left is Jott_e – one of the engraving fonts provided with KNK Studio. The font for the word strings is Freehand 591.
I am sure that you can use these ideas for many occasions other than the three shown above. Have fun with them. Thanks to Sandy there are links to download the files below.