Tried-It Tuesday: The Geeky-Cute Pop-Up Card

So when’s the last time you got a pop-up card? Seems like the last time I got a pop-up card was years ago, so of course I was thrilled to bring it back with this fun/geeky/cute DIY by Weduary‘s very own Brit Morin. For her project, she made pop-up cards of a typewriter, iMac, and a Polaroid camera… so fun!

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Brit & Co.

We loved the idea so much that we wanted to adopt the idea for Wedding Party. Although we used iPhones for our pop-up centerpiece, this idea can really be adopted for anyone – businesses and bridal events alike! I mean, how fun would it be to surprise your bridesmaids with a bridal party pop-up invite?

While Brit had great instructions, there were some parts that I modified just because the long shape of the iPhone print-outs I used were a little more tricky to deal with. Check it out below!

You will need:

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A color print-out of the picture (for the pop-up part!)

2 pieces of card stock

An x-acto knife

Scissors

Glue stick

Cutting board

1. Cut out the print-out picture (using a combination of the scissors and the x-acto knife, whatever is easiest!)

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2. Fold one piece of cardstock in half.

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3. Noting the width of the picture you are using, cut two slits in the middle of the card stock with the x-acto knife, making sure they are spaced as wide apart as the width of your picture. The slits should extend 1/2 an inch below the crease, and 1/2 an inch above.

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4. Now pop the middle piece between the two slits outward…

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5. Apply glue to the bottom part of the popped-out piece of the card, then firmly attach the picture of choice.

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6. Last step: take your second, identical piece of card stock and glue it to the outside of your first piece of card stock. This way, you don’t have a gaping hole in your pop-up card. You’re all done!

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Overall, this DIY was the EASIEST DIY I’ve done thus far! Really, it took me about 10 minutes to throw both of these bad boys together, and it turned out working pretty well! All you have to do past this point is decorate the card, and then send to friend of your choice! You could even just make a few cute pop-ups and leave them on your desk…seriously. They look that cute. So help bring the pop-up back in style and try this DIY out!

Overall DIY Grade: A

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