Kind Koala Pop Up Card – Video Tutorials

stampin up kind koala stamp set

Today’s fun pop up card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Kind Koala and You’ve Got This stamp sets.

This card looks sophisticated but is very, very easy to do.  I promise… give it a try!!!

One of my favorite features of this card is the fact that it folds flat.  When you open it… surprise!! Out comes a super cute little Koala saying “Thinking of You!”

Not only does it fold flat, but it pops up and stays free standing.  You can write a special note on the back.

This card would bring a smile every time you looked at it.  I love it for that reason!!  Enjoy the written or video tutorial below!


This card fits in a standard 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ envelope!


Kind Koala Peeking out…


The base is pushed down and its a free standing card!

Kind Koala

1. Cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  This is the base for your image.

2. Cut 2-7/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of daffodil delight cardstock and layer it on top of your base.

3. Cut a 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  This is the layer you’ll stamp your image.

Tip: Stamp your image and color it before adhering it to your base.  This way if you don’t like it you can flip it over or toss it.

4. Use StazOn Black Ink to stamp your image. Let it dry.

5. Color your Stampin Up Kind Koala using an Aqua Painter and a Smoky Slate Stamp Pad.

Tip: Squeeze your smoky slate stamp pad to deposit ink on the top of the lid.  You can lift this ink with your aqua painter to color your Koala.  Or you can add a couple of drops to the lid from your refill bottle.

6. Clean your aqua painter and use a Pink Pirouette stamp pad to color the Koala’s ears. 

Create a Flower  Using Punches

Use the following punches to achieve the super cute flower!!  I used my scissors to cut in on the scallops.  I made my cuts after every 2 petals.  This gives you the opportunity to fluff the petals and make it more life like.

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Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack 133787
Price: $17.00

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7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch 129404
Price: $13.00

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1-1/4″ Circle Scallop Punch 127811
Price: $16.00



1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Old Olive cardstock. This is your base.

Tip: Ink up your background stamp and stamp it in the of your old olive cardstock… approx. at 5-1/2″ before you score and prep your cardstock.

2. Using an exacto knife cut one small line under the 5-1/2″ score line and one line above the 5-1/2″ score line.  Be sure to leave a 1/2″ of each side.   Cut the ends and pop this piece out.  Your Koala will pop up out of this center cut!

3. Score the long side of your cardstock at 1″ 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″ and 10″

4. Prep all score lines.

5. Bend your base around underneath until the 1″ score and the 10″ lines meet.  Use your Tear and Tape Adhesive to adhere your Koala base to one side of the 1″ base.  Your going to sandwich the Koala base between your 1″ and 10″ scored pieces.  See pick or video featuring fold.

6. Cut (2) 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of old olive cardstock and use your old olive stamp pad and stamp to add the background.

Tip: One you put your base together adhere your 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces to the front and back of your base. This keeps your card standing tall and firm when pushed down.

7. Cut a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of cardstock and stamp your background on it. Use your Stampin’ Up! fringe scissors to cut your grass! If you want you can add your twine.

Great Job!!! You did it!!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and tutorial. Thank you for supporting my efforts and for your business.  Have a Blessed Day!!

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32 Responses to Kind Koala Pop Up Card – Video Tutorials

  1. Donna August 12, 2015 at 1:13 am #

    I absolutely LOVE your videos, I could listen to you all day!!! Love what you create, makes me want all the products, and that is not possible at this time, working on getting an order together, and I am very excited about it! When you use the punches, they seem effortless….are they they easy to squeeze? Wish I lived closer to meet you in person, thanks for all you do!
    Congrats on your new home
    Oh and where do I submit my order?
    Hugs Donna

  2. Darlene Mindrup August 11, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mickey Copher August 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    I enjoy you site. Love watching and learning the different ideas you have. Greatly appreciate your time . God bless

  4. Lorri August 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    I could not wait to play with you card idea! I have so many stamp sets I am going to try it with – the mext one is a princess set! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!


  5. Brenda Scott August 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Hi Brandy when are you showing us your new craft room. I miss seeing your paper wall.

  6. Hafrun Asta August 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    Brandy, congrats on your new house & I love the card and will have to try this set-up of a card. Though I do have a question. Why do you stamp the middle and than add the stamped top peices? The stamped middle disapeared under it.
    Thanks for all the good and fun tutorials which I love to watch and try to copy (the ideas mostly) here in Iceland.

  7. Patty August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I just love this pop up card ? It is adorable. I have already tried it out! Thank you for the great video, you always do such a lovely job, it’s a joy to listen to you craft . btw-I see many Christmas cards with snow globes and Halloween Pumpkin cards in my future pop up card making ?

  8. Jeri Blaufuss August 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Thank you so much for an awesome card. It really isn’t as difficult as it would seem. I absolutely love it. Good luck on getting in order from the move. It will all get done. Right!!!

  9. Rosetta August 10, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    I love this card, I think it would be so cute for my nieces and nephews including a pocket for a gift card. Thank you so much for the great idea.

  10. Leslie August 10, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    I’ve always loved this stamp, now I have a really good reason to buy it. Thanks for a great video, your directions are so easy to understand.

  11. Tina Kester August 10, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    Nice job as usual, it turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing dimensions and all. Have a great week! Tina. :0)

  12. Marilyn Virella August 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    I just love the creations you come up with. What a cute idea for a card. Thanks for the tutorial and the instructions. Keep smiling, and have a blessed day.

  13. Ann August 9, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Brandy. Hope u don’t mind but I think someone should tell u the color pink pirouette is pronounced et at the end not a. I love your videos and products and as soon as my budget allows it I will place an order with you. 🙂 God bless you.

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

      Hi Ann,

      Good Evening!!

      Thanks for stopping by and for your note. Ya know… I’m a nut and like to have fun. Thanks for the correct pronunciation; however, I just have troubles saying it. Lol!!! Thanks for stopping by and for enjoying my project and tutorials. I also sincerely appreciate you giving me the opportunity to earn your business. Thank you!!! Have a Great Week!! Brandy

  14. Anita Falcone August 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    What a cute card. The stand is just as great and can be used at anytime. Thanks Brandy, you have great ideas.

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

      Hi Anita,

      Thank you so much for stopping by Brandy’s Cards and for your kind note and for your feedback. I really appreciate it and am so glad your enjoying my projects and tutorials. Stay in touch!! Have a Great Week!! Blessings, Brandy

  15. Julie August 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Love the card you make them so interesting Julie

  16. Mary in Wausau WI August 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial! Our oldest is in grad school and has a HUGE presentation to give on Tuesday – – so I prepped a pop up card using the “Way to go!” sentiment and the cheerful critters set for his 18-year-old kitten to send after he nails it 🙂
    Your willingness to so freely share your talent is most appreciated!

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      I love that idea!!! You can total make it a “Way to go!” sentiment with the cheerful critters. That would be perfect!!! I’d love for you to email me a picture. I love to see what everyone else is creating. Sending hugs and prayers to your son. Keep me posted!!! Blessings, Brandy

  17. Teresa Kidd August 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    This card is just as cute as the ones you did about a year and a half ago. I love how you made this a stand up card. Just super cute.

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      HI Teresa,

      Good Evening!! Love you my friend. Hope your doing well. Thank you always for the kine note. I really, really appreciate it!! Funny thing… I can’t seem to find my image of that card. Lol!!! I have searched and searched. Unfortunately, due to the move… I don’t know if I’ll be lucky enough to find it again. Oh well… just have to keep moving forward. Sending Hugs and Prayers your way!!! Hey, your Holiday Catalog should arrive soon. Enjoy it!! Love, Brandy

  18. Wendy Merchant August 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Brandy: Thanks for the card—cute! Wish you and your family the best In your new home! This Koala is adorable! THANKS

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Thank you Wendy for the kind note!!! Sending hugs back to you!!! Have a GREAT WEEK and Stay in Touch!! Brandy

  19. Lynn KLitzke August 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Very cute card. I’ll have to make this one. Do you have pictures of your craft room?
    Thank you for sharing. ? Lynn

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

      Hi Lynn,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind note!!! Absolutely!!! Once we get settled and finish building our shelving I will for sure give you a tour. Right now… its an open room full of boxes. Lol!! Its been tough but one step or one box at a time. I’ll keep ya posted. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a Great Week! Brandy

  20. Sharon La Croix August 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Love it, your video made it so simple, have frustrated over this card for a year.
    Congratulations, on your achievements, what an honor to have met you at convention.

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for stopping by and for the Congrats. It was a pleasure meeting you as well. What an amazing event!! Ya know, We work for such an amazing company!! I am sure you feel the same way… honored and blessed everyday to share what I love and bring joy to others. God is Good!! Hugs, Brandy

  21. Carolina F. August 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    What an adorable card Brandy, love the video!
    Definitely, I will recreated this card, thank you for making the instructions so easy and simple to understand

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      Yay!!! That’s Awesome Carolina. Let me know how it goes and email me a picture or two. I’d love to see your creation!! Thank you for the kind note and for stopping by. Many Blessings, Brandy

  22. Beau August 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    I love this card it is just too adorable! But where is the picture of the one you made 9 years ago??? lol Anyway, I love it and when does the 2015 holiday catalog come out?

    • Brandy Cox August 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

      Hi Beau,

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind note. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!!! Funny thing… we moved approx. 30 days ago and I thought I had a picture of my card online… I can’t seem to find it. Its going to be a while before I make my way through all the boxes to find the actual card. Oh well… Lol!!! The 2015 Holiday Catalog ships the 3rd week in August and goes live for shopping on September 1st. Its fantastic!!! Stay in touch and have a great week. Brandy

  23. Rhonda August 9, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    Love this card! It will be great for a nursing home or hospital patient who like to see their cards. It would work great for so many stamp sets! Thank you!!