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!

Questions and Comments

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

Just love this techni1que, thanks for sharing the instructions, I can't wait to try it out.
Jasmine Patrick  |  Wed Jul 4, 2012 at 9:27 PM
Awesome tutorial Kim, can't wait to give it a try!
Kris  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 7:21 AM
Love the card and the directions are very easy to follow....thinking of all kinds of possibilities with this card...thanks!
Kathi Raybon  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM
How very sweet. I had to try this!! Thank You!
Brittis  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Your instructions are the easiest I've ever heard on a video. I can hardly wait to make this card. It's beautiful.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Great tutorial and what a fun pop-up card. Thanks for sharing!
Heidi Tekunoff  |  Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Very good explanation.
And a very, very beautiful card.
Thank you
Marianne  |  Sun Jul 8, 2012 at 3:47 AM
Great instructions and the video made it so that anyone can do it. I love the ease of the pop up stand.
I have a question, I made one, but the image on the stand doesn't quite pop up fully. Is there a trick to the placement of the image onto the stand? Thanks.
Penny  |  Mon Jul 9, 2012 at 7:14 AM
Lovely tutorial, Kim! Thanks!
TexasGrammy  |  Mon Jul 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Penny, it depends more on the sturdiness of the cardstock you are using for your pop up. If you use a thick cardstock (and you could even double it) and spread the base a little more wider when attaching to center of card, it may pop up more fully for you.
Kim Score  |  Mon Jul 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM
Thanks for such a great tutorial, both pictures and video. I have a friend's 60th birthday coming up and I would love to try out this card with a picture of her cats as the pop up. If I can figure it all out and am successful I will upload it for you.
Ellen  |  Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM
What a wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to make one of these cards.
Claudia  |  Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Thank you so much, Tammi,(Darksky) Sent me over ,she made the prettiest card using this video. Star dust dreams
Kathy Krech  |  Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

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