Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 50: Haunted! (Haunted House Pop-up)
Headless Jack Halloween Pop-up Card

VIDEO: Tips and Tricks for best assembly for Surprise Ball and Bitty Ball Pop-ups

Hi all,

I've been wanting to record a new video with best practices assembly tips for our pop-up ball dies. I've started adding trapezoids inside the balls to strengthen the rubber band sides so they can be made with two rubber bands instead of one.


I recorded the video live, meaning talking to the camera, so it's definitely longer than my typical assembly videos. If you're just interested in the tips and tricks for assembly you'll get through that in the first 25 minutes. The final 20 minutes is me finishing out the bear styling and the card.

The card I made measures 6x6 when closed. I added a flap from our Flap and Closure die set and then used a decorative brad from my stash along with a large loop of elastic to keep the card closed. The elements on the front of the card are from Winter Animals, Picnic Elements, Border Blends Party and Word Set 4 - Just a Note.


Unhook the elastic loop from the brad to open the card. The big bear pops up, holding a picnic basket and a pie. I also used the Hello die set for a greeting. The head of the bear is made using the Bitty Ball Pop-up and the body using the Surprise Ball Pop-up. For cardstock I used our Exact Pack 4, featuring 100 lb. cardstock from The Paper Cut.


I chose to make this a Hello card, but it could have easily been another occasion. It would also be fun to make it a Christmas bear.


Ready to give this card a try? Here are links to the supplies used in the video.