A birthday pop up card

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This is the front of the card2015-12-02 21.38.02

And this is the inside pop up!

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This shows the rest of the inside of the card and a sentiment I created on my computer.

I made the front of the card using Elizabeth Craft Designs products.  The foil looking material is called “Shimmer Sheetz”  It’s not foil but sure shines like foil.  It’s actually mylar.  It comes in a lot of colors including metallic.  To see how fabulous this product is I’ve inserted this video from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The color I chose for this project is Turquoise gemstone.  I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder that looks like waves. I didn’t do any sanding because I liked the way it looked without doing anything else to it.  The mermaid is a Silhouette digital image that you can size to fit your particular project.  This image is what they call “print and cut” meaning that you first print it on card stock then put the printed card stock on your cutting mat and the Silhouette machine will cut it out.  I printed on white card stock so I could color it with Copic Markers.  I used another Elizabeth Craft Designs product called Glitter borders or strips.  This one is black glitter and silver. The “Happy Birthday” is a Peel off sticker by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

On the inside of the card I used the same mermaid only I made her smaller.  The recipient of this birthday card loves Ariel the Disney character.  As you might expect however, that image is proprietary so I was happy to find this image in the Silhouette store.  I colored it to match the Disney character.  I know this mermaid looks more adult but the recipient in turning 41 so I felt it would be OK.  All the plant life and sea creatures I found in the Silhouette Store by searching “Under the Sea” and all of these cute images popped up.  I chose a dolphin, fish, octopus, sea horse, crab and star fish as well as a file that had a butch of what I thought looked like plants that grow under the sea.

The scene was on a pop up die called “Lots of Pops” by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I inserted this video to show you Karen’s video on this die:

This picture doesn’t show the die but she does demonstrate it in the video.  You’ll love it.  I use this die for almost all of my pop up cards that I want to create a whole scene.  To make all the pop or levels stretch across the card I cut 2 half inch by 12″ strips of the aqua card stock left over from the piece I cut for the inside of the card.  I folded them in half length wise and glued it to create 2 strips that measure 6″ x 1/2″  I glued them to the pops in the card so I could attach all my “Under the Sea” pieces to them.

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The above picture shows where I glued the strips.  One across the two outermost pops and through the largest pop.  And another across the front small pop.  The sea animals were attached to the back of the card with the sea horse and octopus on adhesive dimension circles.  The mermaid is glued to the highest small pop.  The plants were glued onto the long strips where ever I thought they looked good.  I’ts a process of sort of leaning them up and auditioning them before I use glue.

This card closed measures 6″ x 6″. So you would start with 2 pieces that measure 12 x 6 in. and score at 6″.

I hope you’ll try making a pop up card.  They take time but I’ve been told by everyone I’ve made one for that they are on display somewhere in their house forever.  To me that makes it all worth while and there is no greater compliment and they are so much fun.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used in the project:

                        White, aqua, light grey cardstock

 Copic Markers: R17,24 BV01,02, BG10,11,13,15 E000,00

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Shimmer Sheets Turquoise Gemstone, Karen Burniston POP UPS “Lots of Pops” Peel off Stickers:  Large Happy Birthday, Glitter sticker strips (black/silver)

Computer generated inside sentiment and die cut and embossed with Spellbinders :Classic scalloped Ovals Large

Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

One thought on “A birthday pop up card”

  1. Love this. On the ECD Family Facebook page, I only saw the front. The inside is spectacular, too. So glad you have it and your great directions here.


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