Pop-Up Celebration Card

Fun to make, and exciting to receive! Simple pop-up cards. An attractive and fun item you can use for various celebrations throughout the year. Let's try making and decorating them with pictures and stickers.

You will need...

Materials:

  • Design paper printed on fairly sturdy A4 size paper ("Matte Paper Heavy Weight (Premium Presentation Paper Matte)" or "Double-sided Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided) " recommended)
  • Photos
  • Stickers for decorating

Tools

  • Cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen or colored pencils, etc.

Before you start

  • Make sure you have your design paper ready in advance.
  • Don't forget, you can print design paper using the smartphone app "Epson Creative Print". If your model comes with a design paper option built in, you can print it straight from the printer.

How to

1 First, let's start by making a single-level pop-up card.

  1. Cut an A4 size piece of printed design paper in half down the middle to make two pieces, and fold one of the two pieces in half so that the pattern is on the inside.On the folded piece, make cuts of about 3cm in length at locations about 4cm from both ends, as shown with red lines in the picture.
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  1. Open it up, and move the cut portion so that it folds toward the inside.
  2. Close it as-is, and firmly crease the cut edge shown in the picture with blue lines.
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  1. Fold the other piece of design paper in half so that the pattern is on the outside and apply glue to the shaded area. Place the other cut sheet of design paper over the piece with the pattern on the outside, and glue them together so that they overlap.
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  1. Glue a cut out photo to the pop-up portion of the inside of the card, decorate with some stickers or doodles, and your card is ready to dazzle.
2 Two-Level Pop-Up Card
This two-level card is a flower arrangement. This time we're going to cut some design paper into a flower pattern and attach it to the card.
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  1. On only one side of the single-level card fold, make cuts at two locations as shown with the red lines in the picture. The other folded side will become the base when the card is opened, so it does not need to be cut.
  2. Just as when making the single-level card, fold the section you just cut toward the inside of the card.
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  1. Now, let's attach the flower pattern to the area shown shaded in the picture, and add some stickers or other items around it for decoration.
8 Glue on the outer layer of the card, and your flowers are ready to bloom.
Three-Level Pop-Up Card
Our three-level card is a big layer cake. We'll make this one by attaching some design paper that has been cut into squares.
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  1. In the flold made in the two-level card, make two more cuts at the locations shown with red lines in the picture. The other folded side will become the base when the card is opened, so it does not need to be cut.
  2. Just as when making the single-level card, fold the section you just cut toward the inside of the card.
  3. We're now ready to decorate the card with some of the square-cut design paper, stickers, or other fun stuff.
11 Glue on the outer layer, and your layer cake card is complete.

―Style 1―

Open the card to a smile that really jumps out at you! Perfect for birthdays.

―Style 2―

This floral bouquet of a card is well suited for a variety of occasions.

Creator of the samples above

Maika Kokubo

Craft Planner. Promotes sales of stationery and other varieties of products, as well as creating craft instructions for books and websites.
Organizes small art classes called "Otona no zuga kosaku" (art lessons for adults), as well as a number of large workshop events at commercial facilities making use of her experiences of working at a theme park for kids. Provides instructions and an experience that everyone can enjoy.
An organizer for the Monozukuri project "Kufunotamago".
http://micke.co.jp

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

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For printing photos

You can print photos easily using the smartphone app "Epson iPrint".

Epson iPrint

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For printing design paper and photo collages

Epson Creative Print

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