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Accordion Pop-Up Frame Card {New Video}

The tulips are popping up every- even in this card! Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy way to make an interactive card element – a pop-up frame. The examples I show and dimensions I give will make an A2 card in portrait layout.

The supplies you will need are

  • Basic shape die set (your choice)
  • Medium weight card stock for frame (80 lb works best)
  • Scoring Tool, like a Score Pal or the like
  • Stamp set and inks of your choice
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Heavy weight cardstock for card base (at least 120 lb)

For the frame, you will need to start with a piece of medium weight cardstock cut to 5 1/5″ x 5 1/2″. Place your piece of paper in your scoring tool, with the 5 1/2 inch side against the top of the scoring tool. You will then use your scoring tool to make 3 score lines, each being 1/4 inch apart. Do this on both sides of the frame panel. This should leave you with a 4 inch center panel. This is where you will use your basic shape dies to cut out your frame. I used the Nesting Rectangle dies from Hero Arts. It could be used with circles, hearts, ovals and so many other shapes.

Once you have cut your window out to make the frame, then you will need to fold your score lines. Starting from the edge, fold on your score lines back and forth, make a zig-zag.

Next step is to create whatever it is that you want to frame – a lovely floral, some cure critters – you name it. The options are endless. Once you have created that panel, you will attach the frame to it with liquid glue. Then you will need to attach this panel to a study card base. Because the front panel will be heavy, I recommend using at least a card base that is 120lb cardstock or heavier.

To help you understand how to make this card, I made a video showing this one come together. Watch the video below where I walk you though making and assembling an accordion pop-up frame card. Be sure to check out the other videos on my YouTube channel for more inspiration.

Until next time… Enjoy!

Robin, The Delta Crafter

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