Tri-Fold Pop-Up Cards

Hello! I am back with another idea for a pop-up card. However this time, it is a tri-fold surprise.

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

In THIS video, I shared how to create simple pop-up features for inside of cards. Today I step it up a bit and show how to add this to a tri-fold card design. It is difficult to explain in words, so please watch the video for the how-to!

My first card looks very simple from the outside. There is a window displaying a scene created with the Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Kit (more on that below) and Hero Arts Reactive Inks (SSS | HA)… and a sentiment from the Hero Arts Lake Time Fun Stamp Set.

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open the front of the card, you see more of the scene…

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open the next fold down, there is a pop-up scene!

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I stamped the kids on acetate so they would pop up and look like they were floating in air. So fun!

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card also has a simple scene showing through the window of the closed card. This one also features the Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Kit… and a moon from the Hero Arts Smores Bonfire Stamp Set.  The “thank you” is from the Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamp Set (SSS | HA).

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open the card, you see the second flap…

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open that flap, there is a surprise pop-up scene! The bear and sentiment are from the Hero Arts Camp In the Wild Stamp Set.

Pop Up Trifold Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you try these fun pop-up scenes!


This post features the July Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit is valued at  over $76 (!!!!)… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at over $76, but costs under $35…

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. You can find them all HERE.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Hero Arts products and products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Lake Time Fun Stamp Set
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Camp In the Wild Stamp Set
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Camp In the Wild Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Smores Bonfire Stamp Set
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamps
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Reactive Inks
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Stazon Jet Black Ink
[ SSS ]
*Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Sponge Daubers
[ SSS ]
Fantastix Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
*Gina K Masking Magic
[ SSS | GNK ]
Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double Sided Tape
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | SPL ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]

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33 thoughts on “Tri-Fold Pop-Up Cards”

  1. simply gorgeous cards once again Jennifer. I’ve been eyeing that kit all morning–but I keep reminding myself I don’t have an endless budget for craft supplies!!! I may just have to go for it though.

  2. I’ve always been impressed with your cardmaking talents but I have to tell you that the dock diving scene card Blew My Mind! I am truly in awe of your amazing talents. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You for all that you do.
    God Bless,

  3. These are Incredible cards!!! Your talent and imagination Amazes me everyday!!!! Love this kit!!!

  4. I want to thank you as you always do a great job to show the products available. The colors and how you go the extra mile (or ink) to show case the art of card making are great. Good job!!!

  5. Really a great card set from Hero Arts Monthly Kit. Great if you Camp, Water Ski, or fish great for so many people I know… also can make great masculine cards. Always looking for something special for all the men in my life. Jennifer Love the video and the pop up ideas too!

  6. You did it again. I love these super fun cards. I especially like the idea of stamping the kids on acetate so they look like they are jumping in the water. Thanks as always for inspiring me!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your video showing fun ways to use this amazing new Hero Arts kit!!

  8. Jennifer,
    I’m so excited because I purchased this new Hero Arts Stamp set of the Month. What tops that is your great video with wonderful ideas for making cards with this kit. I also enjoyed the fact that you coordinated the pop ups in these cards….Thank you again for all your ideas.

  9. Your such an inspiration and I love watching you create. Thanks for sharing and your knowledge and kindness.

  10. I didn’t finish watching the whole video. I ran over to buy the kit before it was sold out. I absolutley love this card kit. I see so many possibly. Your card will be the first on my list to try!!!!

  11. Jennifer…these are absolutely F A B U L O U S ! ! What an incredible idea such such inspiration and creativity! I am in love with these cards but I say that with all of your videos! LOL You are a true blessing!! TFS once again!!

  12. These are so cute and fun, hoping the kit will not be sold out before I can get the money to buy it, this set is awesome for all the males in my life!

  13. Jennifer, I am speechless! Those cards are so elaborate and beautiful. What a lucky person who will receive one of them. I am in awe of your talent and your ideas and thank you so much for sharing. The second one is to die for; that cute bear…
    May the joy you spread return manifold to you and yours! Cheers and all the very best, Caroline

  14. I grew up and then raised our kids in a small mountain town near a lake. These cards speak of home to me. You have built amazing scenes! Hero Arts did well, too! A great combination! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  15. Gorgeous cards Jennifer and I love that you explain the cards so well on your video. Awesome to see that I don’t need any die for the pop-up part, only “open shoe boxes” LOL. Great Hero Arts kit.
    Thank you so much for showing.

  16. Wow! Your cards are awesome! I love how you stamped the silhouette of the kids on acetate; it really does look like they’re jumping off the dock. 🙂

  17. I love your videos. You do such a good job of explaining and showing how you do it. Thanks for teaching us and sharing your ideas.

  18. Love your cards, envious of your talent (and space!), but NEED to know: what do you do with extra die-cuts? I’m running out of space but HATE throwing out extra parts that could come in handy. Hoarder talk if I ever heard it. I’ve considered throwing them out (horrors!). Advise, pls. Thx.

  19. Jennifer! You always amazing me! I love the HA set for July, but unfortunately was not quick enough! I love the reactive inks that you used on the card, could you share the specific colors you used?

  20. I just returned from a trip to Alaska and saw this. I LOVE your ideas and am already to try my hand at using this stamp set; but, alas, the kit is sold out. I have other stamp sets to use with this idea but the whole Alaska thing is calling for me to try this set. Thanks for always providing stunning cards, wonderful techniques, and inspiration.

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