Sliding Pop-Up Card

by Kim Score

Create a card that moves, pops and stands all at once with this sliding pop-up technique.


  • Score board and bone folder, or scoring blade for paper cutter
  • Strong adhesive
  • 1" Circle punch
  • One 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of heavy cardstock for card base
  • One 5 3/8" x 4" piece of heavy cardstock for pop-up back
  • One 1 1/2" x 9" piece of patterned paper for sliding wrap
  • One 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of heavy cardstock for pop-up front
  • One 1" x 2 3/4" piece of heavy cardstock for back pop-up mechanism
  • One 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of heavy cardstock for front pop-up mechanism


  1. Step 1

    Stamp or emboss pop-up back as desired.

    Score the following pieces as follows:
    5 3/8" x 4" - score at 1 1/2" on long side
    1 1/2" x 2 1/2" - score at 1/2" on long side
    1" x 2 3/4" - score at 1/2" on each end
    1/2” x 1 1/2” - score at 1/2" on each end

    Apply adhesive below score lines. For 1" x 2 3/4" piece, tape one end then flip to other side and tape other end.

  2. Step 2

    Attach sliding wrap at bottom of pop-up back.

  3. Attach pop-up front piece on score line of pop-up back.
    Attach front pop-up mechanism at score line of pop-up front piece.

  4. Step 3

    Fold front pop-up mechanism towards score line of pop-up back.

  5. Step 4

    While holding pop-up mechanism in place, fold pop-up back forward to adhere to pop-up mechanism.

  6. Pop-up front should now be assembled as shown.

  7. Step 5

    Fold down flat and apply tape to one end of wrap. Place card base behind pop-up back with bottom edges aligned. Turn over and adhere wrap piece in back (don’t stick to card base!). Wrap should be snug but allow card to lay flat.

  8. Step 6

    Slide card base out from wrap and stamp greeting about 1” from bottom. Punch through pop-up back piece as shown.

  9. Step 7

    Adhere back pop-up mechanism 1” from edge of card base and lay flat.

  10. Step 8

    Slide wrap piece onto card base. Line up sliding wrap at bottom of card base and then fold flat, adhering to back pop-up mechanism.

  11. Add stamped or punched pieces to front of pop-up.

  12. Step 9

    Your image will pop up when you pull on the card base.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Sliding 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.

Lovely card!!!! Do you have a tutorial on the little Raggedy Andy using the punches? I would love to see the directions!!

Thank you so much!
Brenda  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 6:24 AM
Please check Kim's gallery upload for this card. She has a link to a tutorial for that doll posted there.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 6:41 AM
This was a very cute card. I am going to try and make this. Thank you for your gift.
Pat Presley  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 6:42 AM
Kim you are so talented! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Sheri C  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM
Cute card. What embossing folder did you use?
Audrey  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 7:21 AM
True papercrafters like you amaze me - what a neat card, I hope I'll be able to wrap my brain around the directions and get it to work. I'm going to try it tonight! Thanks for the tutorial. smile
Christina Franco  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been making cards for 8 years and it is always exciting to see something new!
Bethany Barnard  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:15 AM
Love this! Will you do a tutorial on your raggedy ann??
SO cute!
Cathy  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:24 AM
Very creative. Can you tell me what embossing folder you used for the hearts? I love all those different shapes and accents.
Lisa  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM
Wow, this is so cute. I will diffently have to give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing and making a video, the video makes it easier to follow.
Melissa D
Melissa D  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:31 AM
Kim, this is DARLING! I absolutely love the sailor hat you gave your Raggedy Ann. The sweet face you chose is PERFECT with it! I have tried this technique with a different tutorial without much success. I totally love the video. I am a visual learner! wink Great job!! ~ Angelica
Angelica  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM
I LOVE it! WOW. I'm going to make this card to impress my mum who is THE cardmaker in our family! I'm sure she'll love it.
Martine  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:43 AM
Fantastic job!! Lovely! Thank's for sharing!
Adriana  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 8:45 AM
Great video - super clear (and cute card too). I will be trying this soon.
Jackie H  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM
So adorable. I've made an easel card and a pop-up card, but never a pop-up easel. I am adding this to my list of "must makes." Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Marci  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Kim, superb job explaining how you did this card and it is so cute!!
I'm motivated to make some for my 8 grandchildren : )
Thanks so much.
Lydia  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM
I've been wanting to try my hand at pop-up cards and this tutorial is very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!
Rhonda  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM
What a wonderful card card I love it, can`t wait to try it. You did a great job on the vido:)
sharon  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 10:11 AM
love the card and the tut..thks for sharing
Kerri Boucher  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM
You are extremely talented. I love your style
Rachelle Doucette  |  Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM

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