How To Make A Pop-Up Christmas Card πŸ“ How To With Kristin

How To Make A Pop-Up Christmas Card πŸ“ How To With Kristin


for this project you’ll need a bunch of
construction paper so you’ll need two sheets of whatever desired color you
want for the back of your card you’ll need one sheet of green one sheet of
brown and one sheet of yellow you also need a ruler a pen a glue stick and some
scissors start with your yellow sheet of paper and either cut out a star or you
can use the template that I’ve included in the video and you can print this star
on the sheet of paper cut it out so once you have your star you can set that
aside now you want to also cut up the stem of your tree so it’ll be the width
of your ruler and then you’re gonna measure two inches and just make a mark
there so now I’m going to cut along this line and we’ll use that later also so
you can set that aside so now we’re gonna take the two sheets that you’re
using for the back of your card and some of your glue now if you’re using actual
stock paper that’s thicker you may not have to do this but we’re gonna double
this up so it’s a little thicker and when we’re gluing everything on to this
one sheet it will go through and you can kind of see it on the back so by having
a double it won’t show up the shoulder glue as much I’m gonna use the leftover
of my brown paper and I’m gonna go along the edges now I’m using the brown so that you can
obviously see that it’s blues getting all over the place so it just keeps it
clean okay we’re gonna go along all four sides and then I’m just gonna kind of do
like a criss cross along it just so it sticks in the middle also so now you’re
just gonna line up your paper and you want to get it exactly the same so I’m
just making sure they’re completely lined up and once they are you’re just
gonna press down so now you can set this aside and just let it dry while we’re
working on the tree so take your green paper and we’re gonna first fold it in
half you don’t need to crease this too much because we’re actually just making
a line so we can cut it so we’re gonna cut this down the center and we are
gonna end up using both of these sheets but we’re gonna start with one at a time
so what we need to do now is kind of crank this back and forth so it makes
like an accordion there’s kind of a fast way to do this you don’t have to spend a
lot of time just keep folding everything in half so we’re gonna fold that in half
then when you open it up you’re gonna fold this in half and we’ll do the same
thing on this side and then when I open this up I’m gonna
fold this in half and fold this in half okay and if you fold these together you
can see this line here so now I’m gonna fold this in half so once you have them
all folded in half like this then you’re gonna start folding those in half so
you’ll just fold it halfway through those lines and you can see the lines
here so you’re literally just going back and forth see where you get this it’s
not curl fold in half so you can kind of see like this gap right here is the same
to the next line so I’m just gonna flip it over and then I’m gonna match that up
to the next line and then when I flip this over I’m going to go halfway
between this line in this line this thing doesn’t want to stop curling so
I’m going to go half I just read about there okay and then
when I flip this over now I’m going to just go to that one so you’re just gonna
keep doing that back and forth it doesn’t matter if it’s not exact you
just want it to be as close as possible so then I’m just gonna take the
background scissors and I’m just gonna make sure it’s really creased and then
you’ve got this like accordion style now it’s time to measure these so we’re
gonna scrunch these back together so we’re gonna I’m gonna put the
measurements in the description so it’s very clear but I’m gonna go along with
them here as well okay so we’re gonna mark a half inch which is right about
here okay and then we’ll move that up to the end the next one is gonna be one and
a half inches so here’s one and then a half so we’re gonna mark that and we’ll
move that to the end the next one is two inches so here’s one two and we’ll mark
that one and then the last one should be about two and a half inches so it’s just
a little shy but that’s totally fine so we’ll set that one aside we’re gonna
do two and three quarters so we’ve got one two and then three quarters we’ll be
right there okay and then the last one we measure
this out it should be it’s almost three inches so this one’s just a little bit
over which is fine or you can cut this off right here now we’re gonna take
these and we’re going to cut them along the line so this one is that little
extra piece that we have so I’m just going to get rid of that so we don’t get
it confused so toss that and then we’re going to cut this line so try to keep
them in order if you can so here’s the largest one then the next size so then
here’s the next one okay and the next one and then one more
there we go okay so we’ve got these are the three longer ones and then it goes
the size this size and this one so now we’re gonna start assembling our card
the first thing we need to do is to fold this in half so again I’m gonna use my
scissors to make a nice crisp line okay I’m gonna open that up and we want
to put the base of the tree first so we’re gonna take this and fold it in
half and then you’re gonna fold it in half again you can see the four lines
what you want to do is fold the end one just in inside to that first line so I’m
just folding it in a little bit and then the same thing on this side so what you should have is the one in
the center where we had it folded and then these two little end ones now the
tree I wouldn’t worry too much about placement you definitely if you want to
like figure out how much spacing you want but this should be approximately
one inch or so from the bottom and all we’re gonna do is just glue these end
pieces and you’re gonna actually put it completely flat so line up the center
piece and we’re just gonna put it flat on there and push down all right so
we’re taking the first long piece and we’re gonna glue that you want it to be
this way in front of you not this way okay so it should be facing straight
down so I’m gonna glue this and then what we’re gonna do is this should be
about a fingers distance in between the the end here the bark or whatever your
stump and then you want it to be just a little bit off to the crease because
when you go to open and close it you don’t want it to get stuck and so just
kind of push that down and make sure it stays so now we’re going to take the
next one and we’re going to do the same thing make sure it’s again facing this
way not this way okay and we’re going to glue that so we’re just try to keep the
same gap as you go along and leave a little gap off the side push that down
okay now I do recommend make sure that you get this back in so you can see
where you’re lining it up and just a little bit off the center okay and give
it a good push and then we only have one left
just make sure you hold it for a few seconds and make sure it really sticks
all right so now we have to get them all to scrunch back down so we can close it
but first what we’re gonna do is we’re going to get the top of these all glued
and then try not to let them touch too much if you can so the last little piece
sticking up you want to go around and glue all of them so now you’re gonna have to use pretty
much all your fingers and we gotta get these to stay down at the same time can
be very tricky and they’re sticky so that doesn’t help either so we’re gonna
get the next one down and the next one so obviously I’m kind of run out of
fingers here in a second try to get oh oh okay
see and now I got this sticky part didn’t stay now you don’t have to do as
many roads if you don’t want to so like if you only wanted to do five but okay
so there I have them all down now the trick is getting this to stay close and
you have to hurry because the glue is starting to dry so we’re gonna just
close this over and the main thing is to keep your hand so that they don’t
scrunch back up so once you’ve had it pushed down for
quite a while and you know for sure it’s stuck um then let it sit for a few
minutes but once you open it up you don’t want to pull too hard but look how
cute it is so cool so now we just have to add our star and we’re just gonna
apply a little bit of glue make sure you have the line side facing up and we’re
just gonna put a bunch of glue make sure you get all the points or else it’s
gonna lift up or fall off you’re gonna wanna you can put this kind of flat so
try to open up just the top part like this so you don’t mess up that and
you’re just gonna put it right at the top of your tree and give that a good
push okay and then you can go ahead and close this back up and just pinch it so
it’s got that crease in it also such a cute custom idea that you can do
instead of just giving everyone like a generic Christmas card you can make
these cute little like pop-up ones so some people do this with a blue paper
which you can kind of see the tree trunks a little harder to see but I just
like it because obviously Christmas is like red and green so I just picked it
red

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