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How to Make a V-Fold for Pop-Up Cards

Learn how to make V-folds for pop-up cards and crafts in this Howcast video with expert Jessica Tice-Gilbert.

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Today, we're going to learn about V-folds, which is one of the basic principles of pop-ups. So, you're going to take a piece of card stock for your base page. Then we're going to fold it in half. You're going to crease it really well. Match the edges as well you can. Unfold it and set it to the side.

Next, you're going to take another piece of card stock. What we're going do is, we want to make a 90 degree V-fold. So, take a pair of scissors, and you're going to cut a giant piece off the corner. And since you're piece of paper is already square, you already have 90 degrees. So, now what we're going to do is we're going to match this corner to this edge and fold it and crease. You can cut a little off the top to match the top edges. Unfold it, and now you have the beginning of a V-fold.

So next, we're going to take our base page and a piece of artist tape. Actually, we'll take two. And now you're going to take the V-fold and place it on your base page, and you're going to line up the center of the V-fold with the center of the base page. And you can push it to the top of the base page so that these corners don't go past the base page, but they are close. That way you have a really great pop promotion.

Now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to put tape behind the V-fold and roll it under. Press down. Shave one side and you're going to do the same on the other side. Roll that under. Close it and crease it if need be so it lays flat. And you have a V-fold.

You can also make not only a 90 degree V-folds, you can also make them smaller so then this angle is much smaller than the 90 degrees. So, we're going to put this guy on and you can also use the tape on the outside of the pop-up. You can fold it under or you can use it on the outside, it's completely up to you. So, there's 90 degree or there's an acute angle. And we can also make the angles much wider so this angle is wider than 90 degrees. And we'll tape this one down as well.

Okay. And so, we have 90 degree, acute, and obtuse V-folds.

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