Ruth’s hints & tips
Follow Ruth’s expert tips to create impressive pull-up cards for Christmas
These pull-up cards will fold flat for postage, but please note that if you want to add any dimensional embellishments to the card, you will need to make a box envelope to fit.
Remember that the inside base of the card will be visible when it’s opened up, so ensure that you decorate it with patterned paper and perhaps add a stamped or die-cut sentiment.
The cross shape at the top of the card can be quite fragile, particularly for the tree-shaped card where it’s narrower. You can reinforce the cross by layering the two strips onto thick card and also by attaching punched circles to the top and reverse in the centre of the crosses.
Try to avoid adding heavy toppers and embellishments to the card as this will weaken the structure when it’s pulled up, and may cause it to break.
This type of card is incredibly versatile and suits lots of different occasions. You can make it even more special and personalise it for new babies, special birthdays, weddings and anniversaries by adding photos to the strips.
Make miniature versions of these pull-up cards and use them as stylish Christmas decorations – they’ll look great on the tree or hung from a mantelpiece.