Simple pop-up card technique

The box fold or parallel fold is a really simple and effective way of making pop-up cards. I often use this technique as part of interactive book making workshops as it is easy to make but very adaptable. I taught the technique to H a little while ago and she now uses it to make birthday cards for her friends. Last weekend she made the gem below which depicts the birthday boy karate kicking with H and some of her other friends from karate class. I was very reluctant to let her give it away.

pop up card

pop-up card box fold instructions

box fold pop-up extra instructions

There are loads of ways to extend this technique into something more challenging too. is a great resource.


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