Monday, August 29, 2011

Peekaboo Frame Pop-up Beach Chair Tutorial

As I was experimenting with the new Peekaboo Frames Big Shot die I was happy to discover it could be used to make a pop-up beach chair. It is remarkably easy to make too!
I chose a feminine theme for this retirement card but it with a change of papers and a few modifications it would could be masculine as well. 
I  kept the front very simple by "fussy cutting" the floral image to fit the card and adding the layered sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

To make the pop up chair portion of the card:
1.  Tape a 2-1/2" X 4" piece of striped DSP on the Peekaboo Frames die.  Carefully line up the stripes.
2. Place it striped side down.
3. Open up the flaps.

4. Bump the two flaps together, lining up the stripes.
5.  Press the loop down.
6. Lightly crease the ends.
7. It will look like this now.
8. Pick it up and fold it in half with the stripes to the inside.
9.  Lightly crease the top of the side pieces.

10.  It will now look like this.
11.  I made little rectangular tubes of DSP to make the pop up.  For the back one score a 1"X 3-1/2" piece, at 1/2, 1-1/2, 2, and 3.   For the seat score a 1" X 1" 2- 1/2" piece at 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2.  Attach these to the underside of the chair sections and adhere to the decorated card.
Below is a close up of the purse and book.  The purse is made with the cupcake punch and the book uses the DSP from the paper stack with the words.
Another view:
As this post is rather long I will post the details of the other Peekaboo Frames projects from the blog hop later in the week.  If you missed the blog hop and are looking for more ideas for the Peekaboo frames you can see this post.  You can still do the blog hop too as all the posts continue to be linked in a circle.


  1. so adorable! TFS and have a wonderful day :-)

  2. Thank You so MUCH for posting the instructions....


  3. Gorgeous! You are very talented.

  4. Very creative ...reached your blog while googling for beach pop up cards-- this is a beauty.
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  5. Fantastic...what a creativity! I've discovered your blog and immediately I have put it in my favourites!