This week’s challenge is to make a card for someone who is fighting cancer or has won their battle with it. Last week at the salon, one of our 90 something year old customers, who is fighting several health issues, talked about her daughter and how devoted she is to being there for her. The mother our salon customer, was a nurse in the Navy during the Korean War. And now her daughter is the nurse for this American Hero Mom.
Step 1: Choose the papers and cardstock you want to use. I wanted a “chocolate” sweets theme. I chose a brown and white polka dot paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs: ModaScrap Thinking About Grand Canyon
I cut all the dies in the Sweet Treat Charms set from white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut off the little “hanging part” since I wasn’t using them to hang from anything.
Step 3: Cut all the pieces in the Upsy Daisy Die set. The best way to show you how to construct the “pop up” mechanism is to direct you to the designer, Karen Burniston’s assembly video which is on the product page: Product page with assembly video
I always recommend watching the designer’s assembly videos, if available or needed. Besides eliminating a lot of frustration and complete and utter confusion, she shows all the cards made by her design team using this set. WARNING! You’ll want it! As a matter of fact my design for this challenge is in no way an original design. It was inspired by one you’ll see in this video!
Step 4: My card measures 5.5 x 5.5″ so score an 11 x 8.5″ at 5.5″ pc. of white cardstock along the 11″ side and fold over for a top fold card. Then I cut four mats using the brown polka dot designer paper that each measure 5.25 x 5.25″ I adhered two of these mats to the inside of the card and two to the outside.
Step 5: After your base card is ready is when you install the “Pop UP Mechanism” in the set. But again, you need to watch the video. Then you will be assembling what you want to display on the squares that pop up when the card is open. That’s pretty much all there is to it! I decorated the front to match and be a preview to what’s inside. Here’s another look:
Thanks so much for spending the time to take a look! I hope you’ll take the challenge and show us your take on this week’s theme.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double Sided Adhesive, Small Cupcake die set
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus