The new Pop-Up Creator feature in Silhouette Studio v. 4 and above makes it super easy to make pop up cards from pretty much any clip art that you have. In this video tutorial, I’ll give you a step-by-step walkthrough for designing a print & cut pop up card using clip art from the Mum’s Garden collection. The entire interior design for this card is one layer, so everything needs to fit inside the registration marks in Silhouette Studio. Because of this, I made a 4 bar size card, which is a little bit smaller than an A2 or A7 size.
The dimensions for the interior rectangle (the piece with all of the clip art images) are 3 inches wide by 9.25 inches tall. I also made a full size base for the card (it’s a regular cut file, no printing involved), and that piece is 3.5 inches wide by 9.75 inches tall. If you want to be able to make a larger print and cut card, you can design the image on the pop up element as a separate piece that will fit over top of the pop up base shape. Then, just make the pop up base a regular cut file and print & cut the image or images separately.
The Silhouette Studio Pop Up Creator has extended features that are available in the premium Designer Edition and above, but all of the features that I used in the video are available with the free version of Silhouette Studio, too.
Check out the video to see how to make a print & cut pop up card in Silhouette Studio v. 4.1:
Supplies Used in This Project
– Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
– Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition (optional)
– Mum’s Garden Digital Clip Art
– a printer (I used a Brother HLL8360CDW color laser printer for this project)
– Scor-Tape, .25 Inch
– white cardstock