Patriotic Pop Up Card | Occasionally Crafty: Patriotic Pop Up Card

June 27, 2017

Patriotic Pop Up Card

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Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!


Our family is fascinated by researching family history. In our family, generations of men have served in the military in some way or another. One great-great-great grandfather even died (many years after the fact) from a bullet he received as a Confederate soldier in the Battle of Chickamauga

My dad was the last of our immediate family to serve in the military.  He was in the Navy as a young man.  Now, our tradition of military service is carried on by my brother-in-law, who is serving in the US Army.  We are proud of him and thankful for the service he and each our of our servicemen and women give for our country.

One of the ways you and I can show our support for the troops is by buying Coca-Cola™ products at your local Sam's Club!  Look for the cans with the custom patriotic packaging!  My Sam's Club didn't stock these special cans but they are available in most Sam's Club locations.

Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!


When you purchase Coca-Cola products at Sam's Club this summer, you'll be helping to provide care packages to the troops overseas!  Sam's Club is partnering with the USO and is hoping to provide 3000-5000 care packages this summer.

If you can't make it to the club anytime soon, or if you're like me and your club doesn't carry the special products, you can order Coca-Cola products with the special USO packaging online, or you can simply donate to the USO for care packages here.

I can't think of an easier way to give back to our troops this summer.

To make it extra special, I've put together a tutorial for an easy patriotic pop up card you can include with a care package or give to your favorite serviceman or woman.

I was inspired by this tutorial for a pop up card, but I know a lot of people don't have fancy cutting machines.  So, I figured out a way to make a similar card with just paper, scissors, and glue!


Patriotic Pop-Up Card


You will need the following supplies:
2 pieces 12x 12 solid Cardstock- different colors.  
1-2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper 
Glue dots 
Tape runner
Scissors
Xacto knife.
Template for stars (download here)

Instructions:
1. Cut a 4.75x12 inch strip of solid cardstock. Fold in half at the center. Using my template, trace and cut with Xacto knife, two stars evenly spaced from the center of the strip, leaving the feet closest to the center attached.
(my Xacto knife was so dull!  It took some work to cover those rough edges up.)

Glue stars together at the center tips.


2. Cut 2 4x4 inch squares to back the star cutouts. (solid contrasting paper)
Use a tape runner or other adhesive and glue to the front and back of your card.

You should see the contrasting paper through star shaped holes.

Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!

3.  Cut a 4x8 piece of patterned paper.  Trace and cut two stars evenly spaced from center of the strip, again leaving the feet closest to the center attached.  Glue stars at center tips.

4.  Cut these stars out at the feet, making sure they stay connected.  There should be a hexagon at the bottom.

5. Add strong tape to the bottom of hexagon. Cut up the fold to remove the hexagon, leaving the taped feet of the stars.

6. Push the fold of the patterned stars right up against the feet of the solid stars.

Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the other side of the card.

8. Use leftover patterned scraps as embellishments for the card. You can add embellishments as desired.  You can cut small stars and swirls to glue to the card.  Use glue dots.  Smaller stars layered in different colors make even more interest.

Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!

Trace and cut label frames for a greeting.  I actually printed out the phrase I wanted in a cute font and traced it onto my label :)

Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!




Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!

This patriotic pop-up card and a Coca-Cola care package are sure to brighten anyone's day this summer!  How are you going to celebrate the 4th of July?



Want to share some love with the servicemen or women in your life this summer?  Make this easy Patriotic Pop Up Card and share the love with our troops!