Twist & Pop Card Video Tutorial

14th February 2019

Learn how to make a Twist & Pop card

Twist and pop cards are absolutely delightful! They’re kinetic cards with an amazing 4-panel, pop-up element inside. When we first encountered these cards, we thought for sure some sort of engineering degree was required to make one. However, we were surprised to learn how easy it was to create a pop and twist card.

The possibilities for what you can make with these are endless. They’re perfect for any occasion! We used the Altenew Daffodil die set included with issue 188 (and free Altenew printables) to create this Get Well Soon card. The step-by-step instructions are in the video at the bottom of this post.

cards made with the altenew daffodil die in issue 188

Find out more about Issue 188 of Simply Cards and Papercraft that comes with a pretty Altenew Layered Daffodil Die

To make your pop and twist card you’ll need a 12″x12″ piece of scrapbook paper. We used this one from our stash. You’ll trim this piece into three pieces which will make up the card case, the pop-up element, and the 4-panelled element. But trust us! It’s easy breezy and you’ll be delighted with the results.

Cut and score your 12×12 paper into three pieces sized to the following measurements:

  • 4″ x 12″ and score at “6 (This will be your card base)
  • 3.5″ x 10″ and score at every 2.5″ (2.5″, 5″,7.5″) This will be the 4-paneled element
  • 3.5″ x 8″ and score horizontally along the centre at 1.75″. Lay this piece horizontally and mark at 2.25″ and 5.75″ at the top and the bottom.


Once you fold your pop-up element, add strong adhesive to triangles and adhere to your card as shown above. Open up your card and place adhesive on upper right corner and lower left corner of the pop up element. Restrict your adhesive to 1.5 inches from the upper right edge and lower left edge. Line up your 4-panel element to the adhesive limit line (1.5 inches) and secure your card. Trim 4 mats for your 4-panel element to 2.25″ x 3.25″. Decorate your card with printables, die-cuts, and coloured pearls.

Watch the full Altenew Daffodil Twist & Pop Card tutorial for detailed step-by-step instructions:

Download the free digi papers featured in this video

Find out where to buy Issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine to get your Altenew layered Daffodil dies.

simply cards and papercraft cover altenew layered die daffodil

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2 Replies to “Twist & Pop Card Video Tutorial”

  • Love the card. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing it with us.

  • Love this idea and will def being trying this one.
    Christine – Australia

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