Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bethlehem Pop Up Card

Bethlehem Pop Up
Bethlehem Pop Up Inside
Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog...
Thought I'd post the directions and measurements for this beautiful pop up card made with the Night In Bethlehem stamp set and the Bethlehem edgelits from Stampin' Up!
This is a beautiful card that is fairly easy to do.  The trick is in construction of the mechanism that allows the inside images to pop up when the card is opened.  Other than that...let's get going!

  • Outside card base (black) = 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Liner (your choice of DSP) = 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Outside squares...Smoky Slate = 3 x 4 inches 
  •                           Black Liner    = 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
  •                                White (stamped surface) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Ribbon - 3/8 " Black Organdy Glittered Ribbon (147897)
Construct the card base by folding on your score line.  Attach your choice of DSP as a liner and then add the outside squares.  On Whisper White card stock square, stamp the greeting from the Night In Bethlehem stamp set in black ink.  Add the ribbon around the set of three outside squares and attach bow.  The outside of the card is complete.

  • Inside card base (Smoky Slate) = 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Score at 4 inches.
  • Fold the inside card base on the score line.  Take a pencil and made a mark 1 inch up from the fold. This will serve as your inside liner and will make the support mechanism for the pop up.  
  • After marking the 1 inch mark above the fold, cut up starting at the fold line at 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/4, 3 , and 4 1/2 inch marks up to the 1 inch line you just drew.  These cuts are then pushed out and back in at every other space to form supports for your pop up Bethlehem cut outs.


  • Attach the two Bethlehem cut outs (silver foil and black) to the three supports you just created to form the pop up part of the card.  Attach the silver first, about 1/2 inch above the fold and then attach the black skyline on top of the silver.  Add some dimentionals to the black skyline to pop it away from the silver skyline but be careful to place them on the support mechanism and not anywhere else...you won't be able to open the card if they are placed in the wrong area.  Attach the inside card (now just completed) to the black card base.

Now let's finish the interior of the card:

  • Upper Liner (Black) = 5 x 3 inches
  • Lower Liner (Black) = 5 x 2 3/4 inches
  •                   (White) = 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Add the star cut out to the upper liner and glue the lower liners and stamped surface to the lower part of the card and you are done.  Enjoy making this beautiful Card!

Here are the Stampin' Up products I used in making this card...You can purchase these items in my online store by clicking on this page the link "Stampin UP Web Page".  You will be shopping in my online store....

  • Stamp Set - Night In Bethlehem 145282  -    Bethlehem Edgelits 144676
  • Card Stock - Basic Black 121045
  •                    Whisper White 100730
  •                    Smoky Slate 131202
  •                    Silver Foil 132178
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - 132708
  • Glue Runner (Snail Adhesive) - 104332
  • Dimensionals (Pop Up Dots) -104430
Thanks for taking a peek at my blog and I hope you enjoyed making this card!