Camera Pop-Up Card

Camera pop up card by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Looking for an eye-catching grandparents’ card? I made a camera pop-up card for my parents with a picture of their grandkids inside as a surprise.

The designer, Lori Whitlock, has an assembly video tutorial {here} for assembling this camera pop-up card (Design ID #61512). If you have adhesive cardstock, it’s nice to cut the smaller pieces from that and save yourself some gluing. Here’s a quick glimpse of which pieces you would cut from adhesive cardstock and which pieces you would cut from regular cardstock:

Camera pop-up card

Camera pop-up card

To crop my picture perfectly for the “photo” portion of the card, I turned to my PixScan™ mat. (You could crop the photo directly in Silhouette Studio and print & cut on a full sheet of photo paper from there, but this is how I do it with a photo-lab print.)

  1. Place your photo-lab print onto your PixScan™ mat. It doesn’t matter where you put it; just make sure it is within the thin mat borders.

Camera pop-up card

  1. Import your PixScan™ image from your camera or scanner. I personally prefer using my scanner. Tip: Always turn off your Grid when working with PixScan™.

Once imported, set your cut shape on top of the image where you would like it to cut. In the image below, the red square is directly from my camera cutting file. It would be hard to position and trim a photo with scissors or a straight trimmer to exact dimensions like 2.061” square, plus this is much more fun! You can use any shape you want to crop a photo-lab print with a PixScan™ mat! So very cool.

Camera pop-up card

  1. Load your PixScan™ mat with the photo still in place into your Silhouette machine. Adjust the cut settings (I cut photo-lab prints with my blade on 4, speed 3, thickness 29) and click Send to Silhouette for your machine to cut exactly where you see the cut lines on your virtual mat.

Camera pop-up card

For lots more information on using the PixScan™ mat, see this post.

To finish off the card, I cut a large smiley face for the front and used adhesive vinyl for my little greeting inside the card.

Camera pop-up card

Camera pop-up card

Pop-up cards are plentiful in the Silhouette design store. I encourage you to give them a try! This camera card is a nice place to start.

Camera pop-up card

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