Holiday Cards That Pop

Pop-up holiday cards
Your holiday greetings will stand out from the crowd on these handmade pop-up cards.

Though creating the cards isn't difficult, producing several at once can be time consuming and tedious. Fortunately, your Mac can speed and simplify the process. Instead of creating each card from scratch, use your favorite graphics program to perfect your pop-up design. You can quickly customize each card with different background colors, illustrations, and photographs. Then personalize your message to each recipient.

Printing from a proven template ensures perfect results every time. Now you're ready to cut, paste, and add finishing touches to your cards. (For step-by-step instructions for making these cards, see "Add a New Dimension to Holiday Cards." ) --Artist: Damore Johann Design

TOOLBOX You'll need a color printer and heavy laser card stock for your pop-up-card design. (Most consumer printers can handle paper as heavy as 90 pounds, but check your printer's manual for specific limits.) To assemble your cards, you'll want to have on hand an exacto knife, spray mount, and a ruler.

Associate Editor KELLY LUNSFORD provides tips and ideas for creating handmade crafts with the Mac in her Homemade Mac column on

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