Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tips & Tricks Tuesday #7 - Pop & Twist Interactive Element

Adding extra photos, hidden photos or hidden journaling to a scrapbook layout can be fun! At my most recent Scrapbook with me event with my group I demonstrated how to add a Pop & Twist interactive element to a layout to add those extra photos or journaling. I promised my group I would do a process video and provide them with some additional details which I have and I am sharing that here with you all.

We had fun working on our layouts from this sketch from the Close To My Heart blog. You can find this sketch and others here.

I learned this technique from a group I am part of on Facebook and was so excited to pass it on. To create the element you will need the following:

- 3 pieces of cardstock - 1 @ 4" x 12", 1 @ 3 1/2" x 10" and 1 @ 3 1/2" x 8"
- a scoring platform or ruler with a stylus or a scoring blade on your trimmer 
- a strong adhesive that is good for paper crafting
- a bone folder to burnish your creases
- a pencil
- a ruler

Score the 4" x 12" (card base) piece at 6". Fold along crease and set aside.

Score the 3 1/2" x 10" piece (pop-up piece) at 2 1/2", 5" and 7 1/2".

Fold creases as shown so center (5") crease is a mountain fold and the other 2 are valley folds.

Score the 3 1/2" x 8" piece (mechanism) at 1 3/4" along the length. Fold along crease.

Along the width of this piece, mark with a pencil at 2 1/4" and 5 3/4" on both sides.

Score an "X" across the piece going from top to bottom at the pencil marks.

Fold along the creases and burnish the folds.

Fold inwards to create an "arrow".

Place adhesive at point of arrow on both sides and adhere to
backside of card base piece just below fold.

When you open it back up - this is what you have.

Put adhesive on outer 1" on top right and bottom left.

Adhere pop-up piece to the mechanism. Make sure to let the pop-up piece
overhang the mechanism by about 3/4" 

Now you can add your photos or journaling to the pop and twist element.
Sizes are 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and  2 1/4" x 3 1/4".

When you adhere this to your layout make sure to use strong adhesive. You can secure it closed by using some ribbon or twine, like I did in my layout, or a velcro dot or even a tab to tuck it under.

I have detailed the process in this video so you can see this done step by step.

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I hope you liked the layout and enjoyed learning about the technique! Thanks for stopping by!

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