Hello everyone I'm so glad to be back! I really do enjoy trying to come up with a card that will be an inspiration for you and possibly show you something new. This card has the cut out windows in the front but on the inside it has a pop out panel. There are many different types of cards that you could make with this concept. ( Directions will be listed below with picture of pop mechanism)
Here is the inspiration card designed by Donna.
Directions for pop out mechanism.
1. my card stock was 3x5 place the 4" side on your score board and score at 3/4", 1.5", 4.25"
( your piece added onto this can be any size as long as it doesn't show when the card is closed) the idea is the have three score lines with three flaps all the same width- one on one end and two on the opposite end). Burnish all folds the same direction. If your making a window on the front of the card, be sure your opening is far enough away from the crease of the card or you'll see your pop up through the opening.
2. add your adhesive to the 2 end flaps. Remove the adhesive backing from the end with one flap and put it right up against the crease of the card, lay the front of the card on top of it so that it is adhered to the front inside.
3. Now open card the and lay the pop out against the inside/front with the second score line folded over. Remove the backing from the adhesive on the end section then fold the card base onto the pop up mechanism adhering this to the card back. This will give you a piece that pops away from the back of the card 3/4ths an inch that you can attach something to. It will lay flat for mailing, yet pop out when the card is opened for a nice surprise.
A top folding card is also nice - 4.25x11 scored at 5.5 this one is nice because there is more room to write your message on the botom under the pop out.
1. Cut a window in front of card if desired be sure not to cut to close to the crease (stay about 3/4ths" inch away)
2. cut a piece of card stock 4.25" x 6" score at 3/4ths", 4 1/2, and 5 1/4
3. repeat as above with the adhesive on the 2 end flaps.
4. remove the adhesive backing from the end with one crease line and lay it right on the crease, fold the card front onto this piece.
5. Remove the adhesive backing from the other end and folding on the second score line close the back of the card onto it.
This will give a pop out that is the full width of the card, as I said you can make it larger like this or smaller, just remember that you need three scored lines and three sections all the same width. one flap on one end and two on the other. (Jennifer McGuire has a nice video on this fun fold card.)