Cards that Pop-Out on the Inside

It is so satisfying to make and send cards that surprise and elate the recipient, and one way to add an element of surprise to a card is to create a pop-out feature. What’s not to love about a surprise pop-out feature on a greeting card? How about a surprise pop-out feature on the INSIDE of the card? Are you intrigued yet? I am going to show you 3 different ways to create pop-out features for the insides of your cards.

All the Inside Pop-Out Cards!

Watch the video tutorial on YouTube for Inside Pop-Out Cards (and some fun background ideas) and download the pdf for your files.

Papercrafting Playdate 73 – Inside Pop-Out Cards

Basic Pop-Out

  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base
  • 7” x 4-1/4” Basic White CS or DSP for pop-out
  • Optional: 1” x 3” cardstock (4) for decorative edges.
Basic Pop-Out Pattern

Accordion Fold Pop-Out

  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base
  • 5-1/4” x 10” patterned paper
  • 1-3/4” x 4-3/4” Basic White

W-Fold Pop-Out

Portrait Layout
  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base
  • 1-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock, scored @ 2-1/8”, 4-1/4”, and 6-3/8”
  • 2” x 2” coordinating cardstock
  • 1-7/8” x 1-7/8” patterned paper or Basic White
Landscape Layout
  • 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock base
  • 2” x 11” cardstock, scored @ 2-3/4”, 5-1/2”, and 8-1/4”
  • 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” coordinating cardstock
  • 3-3/8” x 2-3/8” patterned paper or Basic White
Patterns for portrait and landscape W-fold versions.

Are you ready to try these pop-out folds? I hope you give all three designs a try and send your loved ones a card with some POP! Happy creating, my friends!

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4 thoughts on “Cards that Pop-Out on the Inside”

  1. Greetings to you, Robin! I sent off 2 B-day cards on Saturday. I have 6 or 7 to make for November, you have given me a new lease in my stamping life. I am so excited about ALL the cards, especially the last one. That is my very, very favorite.
    Thank you so much! I am so excited; you are a genius!

  2. Hi Robin, Your cards are all so beautiful! Thanks so much for the pop-out card instructions. I couldn’t remember how to do this and couldn’t even remember what to call it. Though I made the standard, smaller card, your instructions and photos were so very helpful! I really appreciate your sharing of information for this fun and easy technique! Thanks a million!

    1. Hello Laura! I’m thrilled you will be able to relearn an old fun fold. That’s what I love about making cards – there are so many fun things to try that you can do them over and over and never get bored! Thank you for sharing your thanks with me, I appreciate it greatly!

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