The idea for this fun pop-up card came from the oddest place. Can you guess what inspired me (find out below)? The owls on the front of this card are trying to hide, but they are so excited that they’re not really doing a good job. Then when the card is opened the owls spring out from the tree trunk to surprise the recipient. This pop up card uses an easy cylindrical pop-up mechanism. To find out how to make your own, see my tutorial below.
Notes: It’s best to use textured or designer series paper for the pop-up piece, because it’s lighter weight than standard cardstock and therefore bends into a cylinder better. Woodland Walk DSP would also make an excellent tree trunk. The Punch Bunch set makes these owls fast and easy, but they could also be made with just the owl punch.
Card Base: Marina Mist Medium (5-½” x 4-¼”)
Grass Inside: Pear Pizzazz DSP (8-½” x 1-½”)
Grass Front: Pear Pizzazz DSP (4-¼” x 1-½”)
Tree Trunk Inside: Chocolate Chip Textured (7” x 5- ½”)
Tree Trunk Front: Chocolate Chip Textured (5-½” x 2-¼”)
6 Owls: Punch Bunch Owl, Early Espresso Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Owl Punch
6 Wings: Early Espresso CS, Bird Punch Wing
6 Party Hats: Daffodil Delight CS, Poppy Parade CS, Concord Crush CS, points from Star Punch
6 Pompoms: Daffodil Delight CS, Poppy Parade CS, Concord Crush CS, Itty Bitty Shapes Scallop Circle
17 leaves: Pear Pizzazz CS, Old Olive Ink sponged, Blossom Petals Punch,
Sign: “Let’s Celebrate”, Early Espresso Ink, Crumb Cake CS, Modern Label Punch
Black Out Hole: 2-1/8” x 2-1/2” Basic Black CS
1. Score your 8-½” x 1-½” Pear Pizzazz DSP, at the 4-¼” mark. Scallop Edge Punch along the entire 8-½” side. Adhere to the inside bottom of the Marina Mist card base, making sure that the score marks line up.
Tree Trunk Pop-up Piece:
2. Stamp your 7” x 5- ½” Chocolate Chip Textured cardstock with the Woodgrain background and Basic Black Ink. Make sure that your piece is oriented horizontally when you stamp it and aim for the center of the cardstock. The stamp will not cover the entire piece with ink, but the blank edges will not be visible after assembly.
4. Punch a hole with the 1-¾” circle punch near the top of the tree trunk. If you wish your hole to be lower than punching from the top will allow, fold the tree trunk piece in half along the score line. Punch your circle along the crease, making sure to punch just half the circle. This works best with textured cardstock or Designer Series Paper, because it is thinner and can punch through two layers at one time.
9. When adhering the owl into the hole, test it out with a little temporary adhesive first, until you get the placement right. With the measurements of this particular card, your owl can stick out ¾” from the tree trunk when the card is closed.
AND here is my inspiration…
AND my sage advice to always go through your junk mail. LOL!!
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