Thursday, April 14, 2011

Everyday Pop-up Cards: Get Well Spoon!

I know there's a lot of trouble with this new Cricut cartridge, but I love it. I really do. I'm mechanical and spacial, so the challenge of no instructions is almost like a test. The Birds card was an easy one; the coffee cup was more of a trick! I hope you like what I did, and while I haven't made a video of it, you might be able to get the idea from the pictures. Thanks for visiting, and please comment if you like my work!

The coffee cup assembly comes with what looks like a random rectangular cut (also on the cupcake assembly). I sat with this for days, and ended up building the cup without it. After I assembled it, I realized that the rectangle was meant to be inside the coffee cup, to support the "coffee" and "steam" lid. Here's what it looks like with the lid off:

When the card folds, the internal support pulls the lid down and everything lays flat. Without it, the lid does not fully push up when the card is open:

Supported, the lid is slightly lower than the top of the mug, as though it really was an almost-full cup of coffee:

This really is a lovely design!

My measurements:
Standard A2 card (4.25"x5.5")
Coffee cup on front (base) cut at 3"
Phrase on front cut at 2"
Coffee cup inside (pop-up) cut at 3"

Suggestions: I feel that the coffee cup pop-up could likely be cut larger, at 3.5" or even 4". There's lots of room on the inside. However, at 3" it was not particularly hard to assemble if you could figure out all the bits. :-)

I hope that helps with a visual of what it should look like! I think this cartridge is really interesting, and I can't wait to give this card!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! How adorable!!! You did a great job on this!

  2. Thank you for the hints and info. I need to make a get well card. I think I will give it a try.

  3. Thanks for the instructions. I have not tried my cartridge yet and probably would not have had a clue to what I was doing without your posting the instructions...It will make it so much easier. God bless, Pamela

  4. This is really fabulous card!!! I just love this cute card and the cup design. you've explained the design very neatly. Thanks for this great post.
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  5. Thank you for your insight. I started the assembly of my card and had trouble with the rectangle piece as well. I actually put in under the cup and that didn't seem right. The cartridge comes with no instructions. It makes a lovely and fun card frustrating to put together.