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Jun 7, 2010

Graduation Cap Pop Up Card Tutorial

How to make this V-fold graduation cap pop up card

graduation pop up card

Download files: PDF, DXF, Studio. Print banner if desired. Cut out board and cap on black lines. Score on red lines.

graduation cap pop up card

Crease board in half at center line. Crease tabs as shown.

graduation cap pop up card

Assemble cap. Fold cap in half at front. Glue together at back, overlapping tab.

graduation cap pop up card

graduation cap pop up card

Cut base card. I used half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet of card stock.

Fold board in half at center line. Lay on base card. Be sure the top of the triangle does not extend past the top of the card.

Slide the triangle to meet the center fold of the base card. Mark the point of intersection.

Draw a line perpendicular to the center fold of the base card at the marked point.

graduation cap pop up card

Spread glue on the tab that will go on the right-hand side of the card. Fold the tab under and line up the edge of the board piece with the line you drew. Be sure the point of the board is right on the center fold of the card base.

graduation cap pop up card

Flip the board piece up.

graduation cap pop up card

Spread glue on the back half of the cap, both sides.

graduation cap pop up card

Lay cap on top of board tab. Align the top of the cap with the fold line of the board. Align the back of the cap with the center fold line of the card.

graduation cap pop up card

Refold board along its center. Spread glue on the tab that will attach to the left-hand side of the card.

graduation cap pop up card

Close the card. Put a book on it and let it dry completely.

graduation cap pop up card

graduation cap pop up card

Finish with a paper button, a tassel, and banner.

graduation pop up card

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