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A fun bit of pop-up nostalgia in a birthday card.

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A fun bit of pop-up nostalgia in a birthday card.

Date-82Monday, 27 June 2022 13:49
File Size-82 16.28 MB
Download-82 209

A pop-up claw machine card.  You can make this one with letter-size paper, if you want.  I'll post the video here when I get it done, -- check back soon.

Assembly instructions.  (use the legend photo to help identify the pieces)

The width of the svg as downloaded is 32"   If you see a different size in your cutting software, select all and proportionately resize. 

1. Glue on the decorative panels to the front of the main structure. Watch out for the two sides -- they have a slight angle on the bottom, so just make sure you have them on the correct sides of the piece. 

2. Glue together the decorative pieces as needed:  the side hooks on top of their respective shadows, the joystick (2 sides and base) and the control panel pieces (button, front panel and shadow)

   HOOK AND BAR:  when gluing the two sides of the hook and two sides of the bar, sandwich a small piece of string/thread between them to connect. This only needs to be about 1/4" long.  This is how the hook hangs on the bar and still allows the card to fold. 

3. Glue the front and back to the connector piece. Dont' glue all the way in the middle, but only to the top and bottom score lines on the connector. This gives a bit of space for the thickness of the pop-up.

4. Add the sentiments and decorative pieces to the front of the card.

5  Add the edge pieces to the inside of the card

6. Glue on the acetate windows to the inside of the main structure.  (adhesive dot roller works well for this)

7.  Fold in the tops of the side windows and then glue the side hooks into place (do NOT glue them to the top triangle of the sides!)

8. Glue the assembled hook and bar to the inside top so the hook hangs down (see picture)

9. Glue the "toys" onto the toy shelf and then glue the top tab of the shelf into place on the inside against the front panel. (don't glue the bottom tab yet)

10.  Glue the top tab of the assembled  front panel to the front of the card, lining up with the top of the decorative panel.

11. Glue the top to the sides.

12. Glue the stops in place:  fold in half, put glue on the outside of the two tabs, line up to the outside of the cut marks on the inside (yell0w) backing then fold closed  to adhere.  

13 Put glue on the bottom of the front panel tab,  the bottom of the main structure , and the back tabs of the shelf and top.

14 With the piece flattened, and face down, lay all of this between the stops aligning the bottom to the bottom score of the (yellow) inside backing card.  

15. Fold over to adhere all the tabs. LET DRY UNTIL WELL SET (there's a lot of stress on these, and you do not want them to come loose)

16 Put on the inside sentiment