Sliding Pop-Up card

I made one of these pop-up cards several years ago but it was smaller and slightly different. I changed the measurements last night so that it is more like a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card when it is flat and therefore it will fit nicely in an A2 envelope. I also changed the side folds so it is more “box-like” when open. Here is a pic of the card in the closed position:


and this is what it looks like when it is open: 🙂


I did not take “step by step” photos as I made it, but I will try to give you instructions on how to make it and you can see the side view below to help you understand how it goes together.

Start with:
1 piece of 4 1/4 X 10 cardstock (I used Certainly Celery)
and 1 piece of 3 x 5 cardstock (I used White)

1. Score the Celery cardstock at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 5, 7, 7 1/2, and 9 1/2.

2. With your paper trimmer or a craft knife, cut along the center (5 in.) score line from the 1/2 inch to the 3 3/4 inch measurements. *(You will leave 1/2 inch UNCUT on both sides of the slit).

3. Mountain fold all scored lines.

4. Stamp your image on the 3 x 5 piece of cardstock and color if needed.

5. Insert the 3 x 5 piece of cardstock through the slit you cut in the center.

6. Sandwich the bottom of the 3 x 5 piece between the 2 bottom (1/2 inch) scored & folded ends. Attach the 3 x 5 piece to the 1/2 inch folded ends with strong adhesive.

7. Decorate as desired. (I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder before assembling.)

Here is the side view showing how it is assembled:


stamps- Unfrogettable, Daisy Field Wheel, heart- Big Bold Birthday
paper- Celery, White
ink- Celery, Olive, Black, Summer, Cocoa, Real Red, NQNavy, Caramel
accessories- ribbon, Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder

Have fun with it and let me know if you like it!

13 responses to “Sliding Pop-Up card

  1. This is so cute! I’m going to have to break this set out again!

  2. this is incredible…….still trying to wrap my mind around it….TFS!

  3. Girl, this is darling! I love the cuttlebugged paper on the bottom, the slimmer base…everything! You rock!

  4. This is very cute! i love how the frog pops! Love this stamp set, too!

  5. this is so cute too!!!

  6. This is adorable! I love the CBing you did, and your coloring looks awesome!

  7. These are amazing!!!

  8. Hey Diane!
    I used your template to create my own card! Check it out!

    Thanks for the perfect instructions!

  9. Oooo! I can’t wait to try this! 🙂 Thanks for the great instructions! Will post when I get a chance to try it!

  10. This card is so cute! I love the set you used and have adapted the Happy Heart Day set to your design. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  11. THANK YOU a million times over for posting the instructions! I’ve been looking for them for a while now…you are awesome. The card I made came out so well, thanks to your simple but accurate drections.
    Keep inspiring us!

  12. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is there a pattern to cut this card?

  13. Thank you for this tutorial. It looks very impressive for something so simple. I have used it as a party invite:

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