Age Pop-Up Inserts


I’m posting another of my KnK Design Team projects here in case you didn’t see it at the time over at the Team KnK blog and also to include the cut files into my archive to keep them all together. If you’ve seen it before I will be back with something new very soon :)

As I mentioned last week, I have one of those big Birthdays ending in ’0′ coming up in my Family soon so I thought it would be fun to use my Zing to make a pop-up card of their age.

I have done my best to make a pop-up card insert to cover each of the big milestone ages for you today. Although they can be used inside any card I also have a card front for you which can be used with any of the inserts. Both cut files are available for you at the end of the post :)

I cut all of my elements from Worldwin Cutmates Cardstock, I wouldn’t normally use Cutmates for a card base but as I will be attaching an extra layer inside, it will be plenty sturdy enough.

I used my Zing with Make the Cut software. My settings were:

  • height – 25 post-it notes
  • blade – standard
  • offset – 0.30
  • speed – 10
  • force – 65
  • passes – 1

Here are all of the elements needed to create today’s card. You will need a blank card base, your chosen insert, the lettering and its backing layer for the card front:

Age Insert Card 1

Gluing the individual letters onto their backing layer is a little time consuming, but once done, there is a nice large surface area on the reverse to attach 3d foam pads on to for popping onto the card base:

Age Insert Card 2

Moving onto the insert, you will need to fold along all of the perforated lines before attaching your insert into your card. All of the fold lines are Valley Folds (they should resemble a V) except the second fold from the top which is a Mountain Fold (this should resemble an upside down V):

Age Insert Card 3

You will need to apply adhesive around all of the fold lines and at the edge of the insert, I have used double sided tape. Attach your insert into your card one side at a time to ensure accurate placement:

Age Insert Card 4

Here’s how the completed card front looks:

Age Insert Card 5

…and here is what is waiting inside:

Age Insert Card 6

Here are your Free Cut Files – Formats: ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Age Pop Up Inserts by Bird

Age Pop Up Inserts Digital Cutting File by Bird

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You Are… Digital Cutting File by Bird

13 thoughts on “Age Pop-Up Inserts

  1. PJ

    My mother will be 90 years old soon and your pop up card will be a fun one to make for her. Thank you!

    Please make some pop ups with fun things for kids.

  2. Tessa

    I always love your cards and your freebies. Thank you for all the work that you do and for sharing and caring, not selling :) Your work is amazing and I’ve downloaded nearly every single one of your files, so they’re being put to good use!

    <3 <3

  3. Kathy O.

    Thank you so much for all your hard work that you so generously provide free of charge!!! I love ALL of your stuff and always look forward to what is coming up. You are the best!

    One question – what font did you use? I was thinking maybe I could change out the year if I needed something other than what you provided.

    Thanks again for everything!!!


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