Pop up Halloween Card

I  love these unique Pop up Halloween cards.  This card is so much fun to make and send with the inside that pops up and folds out!   So Happy Halloween!

pop up Halloween card
I have made several variations of it – one with the Sail Away paper as a birthday card for my cousin that loves to sail!  I used the Stampin’ Up! Boo to You stamp set and the Monster Bash Designer Series paper.  Here are the details on this card.

Card Front
The card base is a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11 scored at 5 1/2″. Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Basic Black cardstock Then cut a piece of the Monster Bash DSP cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and attach this to the Basic Black layer.  Add  a piece of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around this layer and attach this layer to the Pumpkin Pie Card base.

Next cut a 2″ x 3 5/8″ piece of the Monster Bash Designer paper that has the Witches spells on it.  Layer this onto a 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  Then onto a 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Attach this to the left side of the card front.   Stamp the message “Just a little Creepy” with Momento ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  Cut this message out with a circle from the Layering Circle Dies and adhere to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock cut out with a larger Scalloped Circle.

Card Insides
Cut 2  4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of the Mosaic Pattern from the Monster Bash Designer paper. 

The folding mechanism in this card has 2 major pieces. 
Next cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut to 11” x 3 ¾” scored at 2 ¾”, 5 ½”, 8 ¼”.

Cut the second piece to 8” x 3 ½”.  Score this piece at 1 ¾” downthe middle the long way.  Mark the 8” x 3 ½” piece at the 2 ¼” & 5 ¾” mark on the top and bottom of the piece. Turn the piece diagonally on your scoring board to score the from 2 ¼” mark on the top to the 5 ¾” mark on the bottom of the piece.  Turn and do this again.  This will make a large X in the center of this piece.

Fold along all the score lines. Pinch the center of the X together to make a Triangle.  This is how this piece will look folded up.  The two “tails” will move independently!

Add Sticky Strip to the triangle on the top and bottom sides of the folded piece.  Peel the backing off the sticky strip on one side of the folded piece.  Line up against the middle of the card with the point of the triangle at the middle of the fold.  Press down.  Remove the backing off the other side of the triangle.  Close the card base to adhere this piece to the top of the card base.  You’ve made the hard part of this card!

Pop up Halloween CardFold the 11” x 3 ¾” piece in a mountain valley fold with the mountain in the middle of the piece.  Cut 4 pieces  of the Designer paper to
2 5/8” x 3 5/8” for sections of the fold out piece.  Attach these pieces to the sections of this piece. 

Now onto the stamping and decorating!
Pop up Halloween card
Stamp the images that you want to use on the 4 sections of this piece with Momento ink.  Color your images with Stampin’ Blends markers.  Cut out each image with the Layering Oval die that fits each image.  Cut out scalloped ovals a size larger from Basic Gray cardstock.  Attach to the inside sections of your card.  Stamp the Message “Boo to You”  for the inside and cut out with the layering circle die.  Cut out a larger scalloped circle die to layer the sentiment onto.

Next add messages or embellishments to the inside sections of the cards.  I used the Googlie eyes for my monsters and used the A Wish for Everything stamp set with the Word Wishes dies to stamp the Halloween greeting at the top of the card and the Happy Halloween at the bottom of the card.  

That’s it!  Now fold up your card and give it to someone to make their day!!
I hope that you have liked my Pop up Halloween card.  Below is a PDF with the instructions for these Pop Up cards.   The PDF uses the Sail Away sample that I made for my cousin’s Birthday.

Sail Away Pop up Card.pdf

Happy Halloween!  Enjoy your day!

About Marilyn SanClemente

I am Marilyn SanClemente an avid paper crafter and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I love to make handmade cards, stationery and scrapbooks and teach others about my passion.

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