Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Today I am going to show you how to make a free-standing pop-up card. How is that for a mouth full? It sounds complicated but when you make it step by step without worrying about what is next, you’re all good. I love the way this card looks and the way it folds up to fit into an envelope. Sometimes it just feels really good to make something a little different.


My Card


My inspiration came from my friend and fellow demonstrator Elizabeth Green. We met at the Canadian Business conference a few years ago over a glass or two of wine! What fun. Anyways, I received a beautiful swap card from her which inspired me to finally make one of these beauties. Two years ago I had another swap card using the same technique from Rachel Tessman. That’s how long it took me to finally do it myself!


Free-standing pop-up card


I made another one of these using the smaller banner so that more of that gorgeous paper would be seen.


Free-standing pop-up card


Here is the back side of the card. I used the detailed trip punch to do the corner rounding and the detail in the corner. It really adds a special touch and is so easy to do.


Free-standing pop-up card


Finally here is the card that Rachel Tessman gave me all those years ago! I held on to it even though I didn’t actually recreate it. She used a window sheet for the pop-up piece and she embossed the base piece. Do you see all the possibilities?


Free-standing pop-up card


How to do it


Would you like to know how to make this free-standing pop-up card? Sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel, so I am going to share this great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. You can find it here. If you find it difficult to follow then of course I will do a video! Just let me know.




Thanks so much for popping by today! If you do end up making this card or one like it, be sure to send me a picture, I would love to see your work. On a personal note, my Pap is still in the hospital. They are going to keep him for a few more days and run more tests to make sure all is in working order. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. I know some of you are sending him a card. If you want to do that too, here is his address:  Kees Boot 0534 South River Road, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0


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