Pedestal Pop-Up Card

by Kim Score

Create a unique pop-up card.


  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock for base

  • 3" x 3" cardstock for pedestal

  • Scoreboard or other scoring tool

  • Adhesive

  • Paper Cutter


  1. Step 1

    Fold the 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock in half to create your card base. Decorate inside of card.

  2. Step 2

    On one side of your 3" x 3" piece of cardstock, score at 1-1/2”. On other side, score at 1/2”.

  3. Step 3

    Cut on 1 1/2" score line up to 1/2" score line. Sharpen scores marks.

  4. Step 4

    Fold pedestal in half on score line. With fold at the top, take top left corner and fold down to bottom edge of pedestal. Sharpen fold

  5. Step 5

    Open piece back up.

  6. Step 6

    Stick finger into top triangular section and push inwards.

  7. Step 7

    Create your pop-up piece.

  8. Step 8

    Fold pop-up piece in half, right sides together. Apply glue to triangular section of pedestal and sandwich flower inside, adhering to glue.

  9. Step 9

    Open piece back up and turn over. Apply strong adhesive to 1/2” wide tabs.

  10. Step 10

    Fold sides of pedestal together slightly to separate at center cut mark. Measure 2" from top of card to center of pedestal. Adhere to card base.

  11. Adhere to card base.

  12. Step 11

    Decorate the card front.

  13. Your card is finished.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pedestal Pop-Up Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

You made this look so easy and do-able Kim. Love your pretty and CLEVER pop-up card!
Viv xxx
Viv  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 3:13 AM
What a fun idea! Thank you for the video with such clear steps. I'm inspired!!
Cheers, Karen
Karen Aicken  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 6:35 AM
Great card and your instructions are so easy to follow! Thanks for the wonderful idea!
Nancy  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 6:37 AM
So adorable! I love the concept of this and can't wait to try it. I belong to a small monthly card traders group, we have monthly challenges. I think I will make this my challenge of choice.
Melissa Craig  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 6:44 AM
Very cool pop-up Kim. I'll definitely be trying this one!! Thanks for your excellent tutorial.
Qbee  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM
Cant wait to give it a try today
Gteat job on the tuturial easy tofollow thnx for sharing
kim  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Great tutorial. Very clear. Fun card. Thanks!
Mildred  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM
Love it! Heading out into my studio to make one right now....
Cathi Cintorino  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 8:20 AM
L ove it. Great tutorial-I am new at all this but will try to make this today. Thanks.
Betty  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Thank you for the terrific tutorial. You make the pop-up pedestal card seem so easy! I appreciate your time in instructing us. Thanks.
Diana Evensen  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM
I love yours but mine looks dumb...I think having the size of the flower makes a real difference.
Kay Oxford  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Your directions were so clear and concise. I think I can actually make one of these beauties.
jean  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM
That was a great way to make a pop-up card. I do have one question. When you made the inside pop-up portion of the card you made it to open vertically and when you decorated the outside of the card you made it to open horizontally. Was there a reason for this?
Joanne  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Very good explanation on how to do this wonderful card . Thank you
Cecile  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM
My Church Crafters' group needed a new idea for cards to sell and this is a great one. I love being a part of this Web site, it's sooo helpful. Thank you, Kim.
Mid Coast  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM
i love it thank you so much for the inspiration
maria langston  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 1:11 PM
I can't wait to make one!!! This is great - thanks for sharing this,
Nancy Williams  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 3:50 PM
Joanne, I made the outside horizontal only because the paper I wanted to use was a horizontal pattern. Otherwise, I would have decorated the card vertically.
Kim Score  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM
that is such an easy card to make
gwen wockner  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM
excellent instructions: easy to follow, pretty card, voice and words good to listen to. thanks!
roxiepie  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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