Sunday, October 17, 2021

Popping Flap Gift Card Holders

Today I'm sharing two "Popping Flap Gift Card Holders". The one on the right with the adorable tear bear was a birthday gift last year from my dear friend Kris; which was the inspiration for the card I made on the left.

But first this card... I just love, Love, LOVE the super CUTE tear bears Kris puts together! Each adorable teddy is meticulously pieced together from many tiny pieces of layered felt which have been fluffed up to create teddy's furry texture.  Kris gave teddy a satin bow, a bouquet of sunflowers, and the cutest little face to make her tear bear absolutely irresistible!

Then she added the tear bear to the front of this fun "Popping Flap Gift Card Holder". When pulling down on the center panel...

...a card pulls out and pops open with a gift card and birthday greeting!

Loved that card so much, and Kris sent me this link to the video tutorial on You Tube by Srushti Patil .While you're there, be sure to take a peek at the list of all  the videos on her channel; as you'll likely find five or more  other amazing paper creations you'll want to try as well!

So for my version of the "Popping Flap Card", I kept the front of my card super simple, adding only a die cut word "celebrate" cut from glitter cardstock using a die from MFT Die-Namics. I had to increase the overall size of my card just a bit...

... to accomodate the paper pieced  Hello Kitty and Pochacco that pull out and pop up from inside. The inspiration for the character add on to this card comes from the amazing cards created by Anita Chang. You can  check out her Instagram here. For this card, I trimmed off the top of the inner pop up card close to the center fold and glued the paper pieced Pochacco and Hello Kitty to it.

I added a pocket for a gift card to the inside of the pop out card and embellished with a simple die cut "happy birthday", cut using Lawn Fawn's "Happy Birthday Line Border" die.
I like that this is a fun, yet easy pop up card which can be assembled pretty quickly. There are many versions  and different names for this fun pop up mechanism on the internet, a few which I hope to try out soon. If metrics are a challenge for you (as they are for me) Tamara Houk has a video tutorial for this converted into inches. Hope you give this a try!

1 comment:

  1. Great pop up gift card! I love how you kept the card low key on the front then..BAM! the cuties appear. As usual your card has inspired me to think of the possibilities for presenting gift cards. It seems that's all I give these days and people seem to only shop online. It's a new contactless world but we'll adjust as long as we keep crafting. Thanks for sharing.


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