Ruth’s hints & tips

Fol­low Ruth’s ex­pert tips to cre­ate im­pres­sive pull-up cards for Christ­mas

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Pull-up Cards Masterclass -

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.

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