Make an Easy Back to School Pop Out Card

This Back to School Pop Out Card would work for students or teachers.  It has been awhile for both and they need a little encouragement to get going again.  It is very similar to the thank you card I made a few months ago.

I made this card for Cordelia so it uses her school mascot and colors, but you could make it fit your back to schooler easily.  BTW Cordelia is in 10th grade!  She was just born yesterday.  Time sure does fly!

You will need:
Paper Selection

There are two parts to the Back to School pop out card base, the main base and the pop out mechanism.  They must be made from the same paper.  I got a patterned paper to work because it has a small pattern and is sorta random.  A big pattern would be hard to match up.  The paper needs to be fairly heavy, at least 100 lb. weight.

The rest of the card can be any weight paper.

I chose red and gold because those are Cordelia’s school colors but the main card is different.  You can use any color you want.  If you need help selecting colors, try my e-booklet “Coloring your Designs.”  It is a big help!

Cutting the Back to School Pop Out Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black marker to create a little thicker line.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font calledAgent Q and is an Access font.  The SVG file uses a font called Arinda and it is available at DaFont.

The panther top embellishment all has very intricate cuts and you should take care removing them from the mat.

Assembling the Back to School Pop Out Card
This card is not as hard as it looks to put together.  Start by assembling the embellishments.  Set them aside for later.
Next take the two base cards and re crease all the folds.  The smaller piece has the pop out mechanisms.  Each part of the mechanism should be folded as valley, mountain, valley from the top down.  The center folds are in three score lines and should all be folded as valley folds.

The center fold is placed directly over the center fold of the large base piece with the two rectangle shaped  folded out pieces sticking out.  Glue one base card inside the other.  Be careful not to get any glue on the pop out mechanism.

Now assemble the rest of the card.  First attach the paw prints to the overlay and attach the overlay to the front of the card.  Then attach the panther and the apple to the pop out sections.  Bee sure that all the parts are inside the card when you close it.

And your Back to School Pop Out Card is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing or hand delivery.

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