Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Summer – Gatefold Double Pop-up Card

April 22, 2015

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.

Today I want to share with you a fun technique, a gatefold double pop up card. I continue to be impressed by all of the things that you can do with Pop It Ups dies since you are not limited by your card size and design. Let me show you how I made my card.

Tutorial finished card open watermarked


1. Cut and score your card bases as well as your layering pieces and accessories. You will need to cut a piece of ivory cardstock at 10” x 7” and score at 2.5 and 7.5”. You will also need to cut a piece of pink cardstock at 9 ¾” x 6 ¾” and score at 2 3/8” and 7 3/8”. I also cut two panels of patterned paper at 2 ¼” x 6 ¾” for the front of the card. Additional paper panels were cut at 3 5/8” x 5 5/8” and at 3 7/8” x 5 7/8” to layer together for the belly band. Cut a strips of paper at 10 x2 7/8 and one at 10” x 2 ¾”.  Cut an ivory panel with the Lorna Label and an ivory panel with the Lucy Label Pop Up die.  Cut leaves from the Rose die and fussy cut a few roses from the patterned paper.

April Tutorial 1

2. Place Lucy Label die on the 2 3/8” score line of the pink paper and run through your die cutting machine. Repeat the process with the 7 3/8” score line. Train your Pop Up to pop up.

April Tutorial 2

3. Adhere your pink cardstock to the middle inside of the ivory cardstock.

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4. Adhere the left and panels together avoiding you pop up area. Repeat the process with the right side of the panels.

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5. Adhere your labels and decorator piece inside the card.

April Tutorial 5

6. Adhere the two 2 ¼” x 6 ¾” panels to the front of the card.

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7. Adhere the 3 5/8” x 5 5/8” panel to the 3 7/8” x 5 7/8” panel. Also adhere the two 10” strips together and score at 2 ½”.

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8. Attach the panel to the  2 ½” scored side of the 10” strip.  Wrap the other side of the strip around the card and attach the panel making a band around the card. This will keep the card from popping open prematurely.

April Tutorial 9

Your card is now complete and is a 5 x 7 size card when folded up.

Tutorial finished card closed watermarked


Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

779 Lucy Label Pop Up

915 Lorna Label Pop Up

799 Rose

506 Double Sided Tape 6mm

Other Supplies –

Recollections Ivory 110lb Cardstock

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea  double sided cardstock

Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen

Versafine Ink in Sepia



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  • Reply Mary Prasad May 6, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 April 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    wow, you never cease to amaze me. Love it.

  • Reply Frances Merkel April 23, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Will really try this out thank you so much!

  • Reply konarose April 23, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Well this is so gorgeous!!! I wish mybrain could wrap itself how you explained making it. Left a big part through my hair! Beautiful though!!!

  • Reply Debra Hensley April 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful! Love the double Lucy Label as well. So fun!

  • Reply BeverlyBL April 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you soooo much for the update. I’m off to my craft room.

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful card, Summer. Loving the idea of a double Lucy label Gatefold card

  • Reply jean heming April 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    the instructions for the cream color base are wrong, as I am working on this card right now an have to cut another base because 5 inches tall is wrong…it should be 7….

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Really a beautiful card, Summer. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Reply BeverlyBL April 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Yes. I am having trouble with the measurements, as well. And also determining what ” I also just two panels” means and are they patterned paper or ivory? Sorry to sound so whiny but I do want to make this card and have no imagination of my own or apparently at all. Thanks so much for this beautiful card. I am very anxious to make it..”

  • Reply clickityklak April 22, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    WOW, what a tutorial…..just hope I can do it. Loved this card!

  • Reply barb macaskill April 22, 2015 at 11:07 am

    This is stunning!! Definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Kathy Krug April 22, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Great card idea and beautiful card. You said the ivory card was cut at 5×10 but then you said it was a 5×7 card. Did you mean to cut the paper 7×10?

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Such a beautiful card Summer! I love the double Lucy Label gate fold design – great idea!

  • Reply Marjorie April 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    The card is absolutely beautiful. I am such a huge fan of your pop up dies. I love your creativity. It’s always fun to see what you will come up with next. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply beejaymc April 22, 2015 at 8:52 am

    So amazing! So beautiful! Love your wonderful designs!

  • Reply Angela Styles April 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

    A lovely idea and so effective!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel April 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Wow! This is really creative!

  • Reply Angelique April 22, 2015 at 8:10 am

    OMG, This is sooooooo beautiful. I have falling in love with the pop up dies, they are amazing. Absolutely a great idea for a Mother’s Day card any mom would be happy to get this card!

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