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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020: Project #3

When I used to read to the kids when they were little, we loved reading those pop-up books. We would open one of those pages, and images would pop up off the page. It was like magic, and the kids wanted to open those pages over and over again, regardless of whether or not we were going to read what was on the page again.

Duplicating things like that in a card is so much fun! I can't decide what's more exciting for me: making a special card like that or watching the recipient open it. The reaction is so satisfying. They think I'm the magician! What I refrain from telling them is that - shhhhhhh - it's really not that difficult to make.

A couple of weeks ago, we made this card in my Something Out of the Ordinary class, and it was such a hit that I knew I had to share it here and on Facebook, as well.

To make the card, use the following pieces of card stock and Designer Series Paper...

-Thick Whisper White card stock:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

-Whisper White card stock:

2 sizes of the Stitched Rectangles Dies

-Misty Moonlight:

4 1/4" x 5 1/2", embossed with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder

3 3/4" x 9"

-Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper: hand-cut houses and trees, Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Rectangle die, and 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Making the inside pop-up mechanism is quite simple. Take the piece of card stock cut 3/4" x 9", and score that at 3/4", 4 1/8", 4 7/8", and 8 1/4". Fold on scored lines and adhere together the 3/4" squares on the ends. Adhere one long section to the inside right panel of the card and the left short side to the inside left panel of the card. Thoroughly confused? I promise, it's not difficult. Watch this:

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