Fall Harvest is all about a time of being grateful, counting your blessings, and enjoying the abundance that you have.
You don’t have to be a farmer, run a pumpkin patch, grow apples, or even live in the country to appreciate the celebration of fall.
It’s the end of summer. A time to start gathering together, slowing down and preparing for a new stage in life (or a new season).
Old trucks have always made me think of a simpler time. Add that to a pile of pumpkins…and well…it just says “blessed” to me!
Making a Pop Up Card
Making a card that is unique and fun from a basic square is pretty easy. The wow factor comes from the elements that you add.
Wouldn’t it be cute to add some apples to the back of that pick-up truck? Or maybe some gifts in December. Hmmm…
We might be seeing some variations on this one!
Anyway, back to the card building.
You will need the following supplies:
- 2 sheets of brown cardstock (different shades)
- 2 or 3 pattern papers
- scrap cardstock that is at least 5 x 8 (for the leaf panels)
- scrap cardstock for the orange pumpkins (5 x 7)
- adhesive (glue or dots for dimension)
- a Cricut
- this Thankful Pop Up Card SVG file
The pattern paper becomes the paneling on the card. Notice that the “pop-up” part of the card is folded in the opposite way of the card (this is what makes it POP).
Glue down all your pattern papers and then put the truck and pumpkins together.
I placed the pumpkins in the truck with some 3D dots before I put the tailgate on. This will give it more of a 3D look.
After the pumpkins were glued down, I used two Zot Dots to attach the tailgate. This puts the tailgate in front of the pumpkins so they look like they are in the truck bed.
Putting the Card Together…
Next, you are ready to put the truck panel on the card.
Put glue on the right-hand side of the truck panel and place it about 1/2 inch above the bottom of the card (little more or less depending on your taste).
Then, close the card and do the same thing to the left-hand side (only as far as the panel goes…not the whole strip!)
Now that you have the truck panel attached to your card base, you will be able to make the card “pop-up”.
Close it flat and open it a few times to make sure it works smoothly. As long as you lined everything up and only placed glue on the panel part of the truck, it should work great!
Last, you will add in the leaf panels for a little more dimension and pizazz. Fold the panel on the score lines, add glue to the tabs and then place the panel so it is touching the back of the card.
You will be dividing this space up so that there is an equal amount between each panel (the truck counts as one). As long as the back panel is touching the card, you will have plenty of room for the 2nd panel.
The second panel will touch up against the first. This way you will have an even spacing. Now you can add any additional embellishments and fun pieces that you want on your card.
There are leaves and quotes included in the SVG file (the words cut better on vinyl or thinner paper).
Add a note or tuck in a gift card and send it on its way! They are going to love it!
Did You Get it Made?
The hardest part of this fall harvest card will be changing your cutting mat for each of the different cardstock colors. There are a few little pieces of black (the tires) and red (the lights) that will need their own mat.
If you are comfortable changing the colors to be all the same and then rearranging elements on your mat to cut different papers, it may save you some time.
The challenge there would be to not forget which piece was which and where it goes!
Find more papercrafts on the site to try…or leave a comment and tell me what type of paper tutorial you would like to see.
I would love to see your finished products. You can join my Facebook Group: Cricut Crafts and Projects and share your creations!!