Let me teach you how to make greeting cards that have a pop up frame! These fun fold card ideas are not only impressive but easy to assemble. 

Grab your favorite layering die cuts to create a variety of window shapes to float your favorite images. This fun fold card is perfect for all year-round and uses up your scrap pieces of designer paper perfectly! 

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Pop Up Frame Card Video

Whether making this shadow box card as a holiday card or using these ideas for cards with other themes, this is a fold you’ll come back to time and time again!

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Pop Up Frame Card | Modern Garden

One of the top selling sets of dies with Stampin’ Up! is the new Countryside Corners Dies. The layering sizes are perfect for this fun fold!

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The Modern Garden stamp set includes a variety of whimsical flowers that can easily be stamped without coloring.

Pop Up View

The secret to this floating image is the placement of the Window Sheet (aka “acetate”). 

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Float an image or a greeting, you can’t go wrong with either. Be sure to watch the video for tips for the best suspension of your image or greeting.

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Designer Paper is perfect for the inside back panel of this card since it easily opens for display. The front panel of this pop up frame uses the stamps with Versamark ink for simple tone-on-tone finish.

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Pop Up Frame Card  | Merriest Trees

If you love Christmas trees of all sizes you’re going to love the Merriest Trees Bundle. This stamp set with coordinating dies allows you to stamp the image once and choose a different size tree die to creates sizes of your choice.

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Create shimmer and wintery feels using the Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems. These low-profile gems won’t require extra postage!


Floating Tree View

The suspended image on this sample uses the small Christmas tree adorned with stamped and die cut ornaments.

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Use of the coordinating stamps and dies allows you to provide perfect coordination to the inside of your card as well.

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Walk in the Forest Designer Paper is not only perfect for holiday cards but it’s a great way to give back! Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 from the purchase of each of this designer paper package to support organizations in need this holiday season.

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Pop Up Frame Card | Beary Cute

Pretty designer series papers can do all the work and this card proves just that! 

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Would you believe that the entire front of this card is created from the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper? Cut out the images you like and add them to your card. It’s as simple as that!

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The floating panel on this sample is die cut from the paper as well. The only stamping on this card  are the greetings. 

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Shadow Box View

Stampin’ Up!’s designer series papers are color coordinated to their cardstock, ink and accessories. This allows you to make gorgeous cards without having to worry about ‘matching’.

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Those frosty snowflakes were stamped in white craft ink and allowed to dry. This pigment ink creates the perfect chalky and realistic look to each snowflake.

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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 Pop Up Frame Card Using Simple Die Cuts and Designer Paper



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