Perfect Pop-Ups 1: Creating a Fun and Easy 90° Pop-Up Centered in a Card

Rebecca Scott, Illustrator & Paper Engineer

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6 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • The Basic Box Pop-Up

    • Pop-Up Symetrical Shapes

    • Pop-Up Asymetrical Shapes

    • Finishing Off Your Card


About This Class

Greeting cards are fun tangible ways to let someone know you are thinking of them, and pop-up cards make these greetings even more fun and memorable!


This class is for anyone who wants to learn to make a simple 90° pop-up centered on a card. It will cover how to make both symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes pop up using the simplest means possible. This class is a great place to start for anyone who wants to learn the techniques of designing pop-ups, and it is also perfect for anyone wanting to make an easy but fun card for someone.

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Great basic overview of this technique. Thanks for all the tips. I have an idea in mind for a Card for my Mom. :) This lesson will simplify things for me. Anxious to see more of your paper engineering projects. Thanks for sharing.
Fun and creative class. Clear and straight to the point.
Milan Glozić

Painter, illustrator, Designer

Great class! You have really helped open my eyes to new possibilities in card making.
Reva Hash

Disabled but NOT Dysfunctional





Rebecca Scott

Illustrator & Paper Engineer

While growing up, my family had a tradition of making cards together for major holidays during the year to send to family and friends. I especially enjoyed putting together pop-up cards. As I got older, the complexity of my cards increased. Even after graduating from BYU in illustration, I continued to make these cards to send to people for holidays. All the card recipients loved them, and my family started encouraging me to sell them. I decided to do exactly that, so I started a little b...

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