Spiral Pop-Up Card

by Corinne Somerville

Create this fun pop up card in a few easy steps.


  • One 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of cardstock for the card base

  • One 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” piece if cardstock for the card liner

  • 1 ¾” Circle Punch

  • Scissors

  • Glue Dots

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Stamps

  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Attach the 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” liner cardstock onto the 5 ½” x 8 ½” card front.

    The liner is required to give the card extra weight to handle the spring action.

  2. Step 2

    Punch a 1 ¾” circle out of cardstock.

    Starting from the outside, create a spiral by cutting in a continuous circle approximately 1/8” around until there is about a ¼” left uncut in the center.

  3. Step 3

    Place a small piece of Sticky Strip in the center of the spiral.

  4. Step 4

    On the opposite side that you placed the Sticky Strip in the center, place a piece of Sticky Strip on what will be the tail of the spiral.

  5. Step 5

    Attach the spiral to the center of the card's inside on the bottom half of the liner.

  6. Step 6

    To attach the top part of the spiral to the card, simply close the card and press firmly to make sure the Sticky Strip is well attached to the top and bottom of the card.

  7. Step 7

    This is what the attached spiral will look like.

  8. Step 8

    Roll up glue dots and attach to the spiral where pop ups will be attached to the card.

  9. Step 9

    Adhere pop ups to the glue dots.

  10. Step 10

    Decorate your card front.


Your Turn

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

What a wonderful idea!! I made one just now, and I´ll try to load it to the gallery.
Kisses from Spain
Cecilia  |  Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 8:34 AM
OMG! I have been waiting for this tutorial! Very Nice! TFS!
Yvonne  |  Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 7:02 PM
I put a little spin on the one I just did. I made the spiral out of acetate on a black Halloween card, JackOLanterns pop up, and for a minute, you can't tell how, since the spiral is clear! I will have to post a picture soon. I just wanted to share the idea of doing it with acetate. Thanks so much for a great tutorial~
naomi  |  Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 11:31 AM
I'd love to see your card, Naomi !! Be sure to let me know when you've posted it !!

Have a great day
Corinne (aka Roxy)
Corinne (aka Roxy)  |  Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 12:10 PM
This is lovely, - have just returned from hols and this is DEFINATELY going to be one of my first projects. Thanks Corinne.
Jean  |  Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 10:40 PM
Thanks for this - all sorts of possibilities here and the cards already in the gallery are sooo inspiring.
Kay  |  Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 3:19 AM
Can't wait to try this fun card Corinne! Thanks for a fab tutorial.
Danielle Lord  |  Wed Oct 1, 2008 at 5:01 AM
Thanks, Danielle !!!
Corinne (aka Roxy)  |  Wed Oct 1, 2008 at 5:07 AM
Thank you so much for this idea. I had to birthday cards to fellow card makers (one is my Stampin Up Demonstrator) and this was the greatest idea. I also designed my Halloween card and have bats flying on the spirals. Thank you for sharing. It couldn't have come at a better time.
Brenda  |  Wed Oct 1, 2008 at 7:00 AM
Love this card - so unique and want to try it for spring. thank you.
Rosie  |  Sat Mar 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM
This is so cute! I wish I could leave work and go home to make one now! Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for such a great idea!
sharilea  |  Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM
thanks...very neat!
Roz Willoughby  |  Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM
I love this card! Ill try to do it wink
Elizabeth  |  Wed Jul 8, 2009 at 12:27 PM
This is so cool! Thanks a lot <3
Jan  |  Fri Nov 6, 2009 at 5:16 AM
Thanks for sharing this! Some people are so stingy with their "secret designs" - it's a bit sad. You guys always share, and I appreciate it so much! xx
Amanda  |  Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM
Love it! I can think of so many ways to vary the embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing!
Stephanie  |  Wed Feb 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM
I'm so glad you enjoyed it... smile
corinne (aka Roxy)  |  Wed Feb 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM
Great Tutorial! Very clear you really make it look easy. I am going to try this tonight as a Valentine. thanks
Laurie W  |  Wed Feb 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM
I love this card. It looks very simply I think I can do it without to much trouble. Thanks for sharing... off to try it out!
Robyn  |  Wed Feb 3, 2010 at 4:39 PM
ha ha ..how cute and you made it look so very easy . i will try it . thanks a bunch ... anne marie
anne marie  |  Mon Feb 8, 2010 at 10:25 AM

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