I don't know if there is a specific way to make a pop-up card, but my version is an insert that you can put into any regular A2 sized card (4 1/4 X 5 1/2). I also made a masculine card with this tutorial, but I am really liking the gift card idea, it just works for me.
I have the instructions right on the template, so you can print it out, and have it all in one spot. I am going to add some of my own pictures, though, so that the visual learners can get it too. I am one of those, too, and I know how many of you appreciate the extra step. Have fun with it, and send me a link to something you have made, so I can check it out!
So you take you piece of CS (5 X 8), and fold it in half on the 4 inch mark. I cut on the2 and 3 inch mark from the fold and down 1 inch in length. You will be cutting through 2 pieces of CS, so make sure you go through all the way. Then, you need to fold that piece down, toward the open end, I do it to both sides of the insert. Flatten it back again, and then open up the CS, popping the little flap you made into the card. This is the stand that you will glue whatever is going to do the popping.
Here, you can see I have already glued my image on, but I wanted to give you a hint on how to glue it into your card. First, fold the card it is going to go inside. Then, you only glue the bottom in, making sure it butts up to the center fold of the card. Now, you put the glue on the top side, but CLOSE THE CARD, and hold it down to glue it in place. If you try to glue it while it is open, the card will not close all the way, it will bunch on the folds. Then , you glue your image the front of the pop up, as you would open the card. Here is my finished card.
On the edge of the insert, I went around the card with my chocolate chip marker. I just like the way it finished off the inside. On the front, I used my All In A Row stamp set again for the faux stitching. I have had a few questions about how I mount it, so I decided to show you.
I cut apart the whole thing, and mounted each stamp separately. The ones that are supposed to go together are on the same block, but on opposite sides. This way, I don't need the markers every time I want to use just one of the images.
Hope this helps, have fun and happy stamping!!