Monday, May 9, 2022

Pop Up Front Step Card with April's Paper Pumpkin Kit

 Here's the last card I made to share with you from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit "Change is Beautiful."  I was inspired by a similar card by Tami White, but I changed it up with slightly different measurements.

I love the Pop Up Front Step Card because it fits in an envelope so well, when folded flat.

Front view above.

Cut this piece from one of the provided card bases 4" x 5-1/4" and glue to Bermuda Bay base. 
On the back, space to write your message.

Use these cutting and scoring diagrams for your Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card base pieces.

The Assembly Process:
1. Use two strips of Tear and Tape to make the standing Bermuda Bay base. My recommendation is to fold the base flat like it is going in an envelope so you can see where the Tear and Tape will end up. When you remove the protective tape portion on the Tear and Tape, flip the card base over so the Tear and Tape portion is laying flat and you can press the back of the card down on top of the Tear and Tape and the score lines will all turn out perfectly!

2. Upper Back Portion of Base
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 3" x 4"
Cut a piece from the envelope shown 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"
Glue layers together, then glue on base as shown in photo.

3. Lower Front Portion of Base
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 2" x 4"
Cut a piece from the envelope shown 1-7/8" x 3-7/8"
Glue layers together, then glue on lower front of base as shown in photo.

4. Now take the Melon Mambo front panel piece and attach the two layers first.
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 2-5/8" x 3-5/8""
Cut a leafy piece from the kit  shown 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

5. Add the Tear and Tape as shown in the cutting/scoring diagram above but you ALSO need two more Tear and Tape pieces that will go on the back side of the Melon Mambo for securing to the lower front panel. My recommendation for this assembly is to secure the lower portion of the Melon Mambo piece to the lower panel so you can get it centered and up just a bit from the base as shown in the photo. 

6. Then remove the Tear and Tape in the upper front section and sitting the open step card on the table gently press the top section in place with the goal of the card closing and laying flat.

7. Add dimensionals behind the caterpillar and butterfly. Close the card flat so you can position the butterfly without it hanging outside of the card's edges. Place the caterpillar as shown. Add some of the included embellishments to the printed flowers.

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I'll be making some other Pop Up Front Step Cards this week, so be sure to come back for more.

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