Hi! It's Christine from http://iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com/ to share a Pop Up Photo Frame card with you today. Like most families we share photographs via social media, but just occasionally, I love to send a photograph to share a special moment.
week my sister mailed a giant box to our house containing Master J's
birthday presents. He ripped into that box and demanded that we open
each and every toy as it emerged from the packing paper!
favorite, however, was the Thomas the Train bubble blower and after
dinner, we filled it up with bubble mix, found two AA batteries and sent
him off to bubble the yard. He bubbled his Dad and Mom, his Grandpa
and me, and even tried to bubble Cocoa but that wise puppy would not
stay still and be bubbled!
We took pictures and video,
of course but I wanted to do something special as a 'Thank You' for my
sister. I remembered seeing a cute photo card holder on Pinterest and
decided to search for something similar in Design Space. Aha! I could
not find a photo frame card but I did find a card with the right pop up
I inserted the card onto my mat and resized
it to make a 5.5 by 4.25 card. Then I added a square and unlocked the
dimensions to make it 5.5 by 8.5. Using the align button, I aligned
the two images horizontally and 'ungrouped' the pop up card. I selected
the score lines and using the arrow keys, I moved them across until
they were in exactly the same place on my card. The pop up card (minus
score lines) was deleted.
I needed the opening for the photo and I kept it simple by just adding a
rectangle centered in the top half of the remaining card using the
score lines for guidance. I selected the rectangles and hit 'slice.'
Then I selected the sliced image and the score lines and hit 'attach.'
Now all that remained was to choose a frame to make the opening look
finished and I was done!
for the fun part - embellishing the card. I searched for birthday
images and arranged them on the front of my card and around the frame,
Time to cut and assemble.
Just FYI - the score line are
at 3/4 inch, 1 1/2 inches, and 5 inches. Here's how the score lines
are folded. (Actually, there are two extra score lines indicating the
center fold line. Ignore these.)
cut a regular A2 card with my cutter, scored and folded across the
center and lined up the two pieces of my card. I attached the top and
bottom edges and checked that it folded correctly. (It will not be
Then I attached the sides together just beneath the opening and the card was ready to embellish.
Here's the finished card from the side:-
I'll write a note to my sister and have Master J. add his name. I think she'll like it!
Are you thinking how useful this will be for special Halloween
pictures, or Christmas pictures? How about Graduation pictures for
elderly relatives who don't Facebook? Or even on an interactive
scrapbook page? Oh the possibilities... Hope you find this a useful file : )
Thank you, Sheila for allowing me to share my fun card today. : ) Christine