I'm hooked on square cards, and naturally their square envelope counterparts!  Today's project features a 5¼” square congratulations card that I sent inside a very cool 5½” square translucent envelope, which just happens to still be on sale.  That's a win-win situation all around!


To make this fun pop-up card cut a piece of double-sided patterned cardstock to 5¼” x 10½”; score at 5¼” and fold.  Reopen paper and draw pencil lines to create a square on the left side of paper ¾” in from sides and the center fold.  Use a ruler and craft knife on a cutting mat to cut three sides and SCORE ONLY at the top of the penciled square.


Score this flap, which is now a 3¾” square, at the halfway point to create a “mountain” fold.  Next, run adhesive along both sides and the bottom of solid side, and fold cardstock to create a pocket.  Using a 1” circle punch, cut a half circle at center/top of front pocket, creating a notch.

Cut a coordinating piece of double sided patterned cardstock to 3¾” x 4¾”; punch a vertical slot in the top to place some ribbon scraps as a pull.  Score ¼” from the bottom, flip up and run adhesive along this tiny flap.  Adhere this tiny flap to the back/bottom of the flap as shown:


You can now manipulate the flap by pulling on the ribbons, which “opens and closes” the card!  To create the card’s focal point, cut a piece of patterned cardstock to 3¾” x 4½” and a piece of white cardstock to 3¼” x 4” and stamp your main image and sentiment; color with Copic markers and paper piece areas as shown.  Embellish with buttons; edge with colored ink and adhere this piece to the patterned cardstock piece.  Now adhere the bottom of this to the bottom half of the folded flap.  And for the surprise, pull the flap up and stamp a sentiment inside.  Place card inside translucent envelope – it looks so cool with the patterned paper peeking through!


Click Here for Detailed Instructions to Print


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