pop up balloons

This week the Scor-Pal team is hopping with SEI!  Today I have a fun pop up tutorial for the inside of your card.  I don’t know where the idea originated but you can use lots of different images such as flowers, hearts, butterflies, etc.  Today I am using balloons. 

The front of the card is a clean and simple layout.

When you open the card, there’s a surprise inside…

First, start with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base.  Then cut a 5 1/4 x 10 1/4 piece for the inside layer. 

Using the Scor-Palalign the inside layer at the 1/8″ groove.  Score the 10 1/4 side at 4 1/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/4, 5 3/4, and 6 1/4.

Turn the paper over to the back.  Mountain and valley fold the scored lines, and add Scor-Tape as shown below.

Remove the adhesive backing on the tape and adhere.  Turn it over to the right side.  It should now look like this.

Add additional Scor-Tape to the center of the folds and adhere strips of clear acetate in varying lengths.

Adhere center folds to “sandwich” the acetate between them.  Then glue the inside layer to the card base.

Attach two die-cut balloons back to back to each acetate strip.  Tie a bit of string to each, hanging freely.  Add additional papers and finish card as desired.

If you like the pop up, floppy balloons, my friend Lisa has a similar card that she recently made here using a SU! diecut.  She got resourceful and recycled when she didn’t have acetate.  Go check her card out!

stamps- SNSS Birthday Bash and Birthday Innies; paper- SEI- think of me cardmaker paper pack, SU! Marina Mist, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Poppy Parade; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, acetate, SNSS Birthday Bash dies (balloons), crochet thread, Labels 9 Nestabilities.

2 responses to “pop up balloons

  1. Thank you, Diane, it`s a wonderful idea…..
    Greetings from Germany!

  2. Runs with Scissors

    Great card Diane. I love how you popped them out.

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