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Jul 7, 2009

Window Style Pop Up Card

tree pop up card

This pop up card, is window (or flat box) style, a mechanism well used by Tracy Chong and Willem Boning.

The scherenschnitte tree pattern is from paper cutters.

tree pop up card

It looked a little Christmas-in-July to me, so I went with it. For the outside I used striped paper I had left over from last year's cards.

tree pop up card

Cleaning up the tracing took a long time, so I'm going to make you guys work a little for the pattern. :) Let's say I get...um...how about 15 comments... on this post and I'll add a link to download the cutting files for free. Maybe I flatter myself?

That was fast! Here they are:

GSD file

DXF file

PDF file

SVG made by Alice at Cute Cutz. Thanks!

tree pop up card

How about this Halloween verison made by Maureen?

halloween window pop up card

22 comments:

Margit Ammentorp said...

It is a very beautifull card

Dr. Russ said...

OK, I admit it. I'm too lazy to figure it out myself. Please post the files.

CAROLE said...

Just love it, hope others do too.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful pattern! I would love to be able to down load it into an svg because there is no way I could cut it by hand and make it look good. Thank you so much for sharing.

MaBaker said...

Just want to help everyone with a cuttingmachine =D I, of course will cut it by hand ;) Thanks!

fabienne said...

I love that kind of cards. Thanks for the link.

Heather in FL said...

If I post the rest of the 15 times, will you post the pattern? :-) It's beautiful and I would love to have it. If you don't post it, I'll have to try myself, but heck, if you've already done the work, you could save a girl the trouble! PLEASE post it!!! :-) (Beautiful work, even if you don't)

jelly said...

This tree is beautiful. I'm into trees right now and would love this one.

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

I love this! Way cool! I am also too lazy to try to figure it out. My brain is fried from this 105 degree Texas heat! Thanks for all you share, Renee

Jacquie said...

I can surely appreciate all the time and effort that went into the production of this card. I am always excited to find out what you are going to come up with next. How about the cutting file? Pretty please with sugar on top?

Mima said...

Awesome file! I just enjoy your pop ups. Hope to be able to share this file.

Anne said...

You would have gotten a comment from me without asking for it!! Fabulous template, I'll be watching for the download!! :)

Azlina Abdul said...

Wow...this is soooooooo beautiful!!!! Great job! I love it!

Karma said...

14th! C'mon, just one more! It's just beautiful, Carol. I love anything popup, but add a tree and I must have it! :)

Pasifika said...

That's a beautiful card, too bad I don't have a nifty machine to cut things for me, and my hand cutting is still rather crude. It doesn't stop me from trying, but the results...

Maria said...

Wow, what a fantastic pop up style card. your card has a Christmas look to it. . perfect for our stampless challenge this week on Christmas Stampin All Year Long. . .thank you for playing along this week. Hope you'll play along again!

Maria

eunice said...

What a stunning card! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea...can't wait to try one for myself!

Sara said...

Nice pattern! I gave it a try, and after some patience-trying cutting this is my result: http://www.happyfolding.com/gallery-tree_with_birds_pop_up_card

Anonymous said...

To remove adhesive from your cutters etc. I have heard crafters use WD40 stick applicator and then wipe cutters or scissors with a baby wipe or paper towel

Love you website. A good starting place for a new crafter .

Maureen said...

Hi Carol! I was just going to link my post here so you could see it, but I see by your comment that you found it already!

Thank you SO much for all the amazing inspiration that you share on your blog! I'm slowly going back through your archives making a looong list of things I want to try when I have the time!

Lisa said...

HOLY CRAP!!! I love your creations. I dont know how you do it, but they are beautiful!!!!!

1CardCreator said...

Love these cards Carole, thank you so much! ~Diane