Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Pop-Up card

Hi everyone! Today I have another pop-up card to share, using Sizzix Karen Burniston's pop 'n cuts dies, as well as a bunch of Tim Holtz's Alteration dies. If you want to see a step-by-step tutorial for a pop-up card, I posted one a few days ago, you can find it here.

Pop-up cards are perfect for kiddies birthday cards and I needed a card for my nephew's birthday. This is the outside. The sentiment translates 'Happy birthday' and was stamped with alphabet stamps on a ticket strip cut from manila cardstock, inked with Frayed Burlap. The piece behind the tickets is from the Washer Border die, cut from kraft core cardstock. The background was stamped with a swirl stamp.

The clouds were white embossed and picked up the texture of the cardstock which made them look pretty distressed.

For weeks, my son waited for his Mater stamp to arrive in the mail, and since his cousin loves this character too, I borrowed the stamp. He was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink on watercolour cardstock and watercoloured with Distress Inks.

The trees were cut from a piece of watercolour cardstock, which had first been coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Stain. I added a bit of brown to the trunks and stamped them with an envelope pattern stamp.

And here's the fun inside. I used patterned paper for the pop-up part, and it is a bit hard to see on this photo. Since the Label pop-up is a Movers & Shapers die, I could place a little heart in the one corner, inside the label part, cutting everything at the same time. I used the heart on the outside of the card and backed it with a left over piece from the car.

You might recognise that photo from my pop-up tutorial, here he is sitting on a car on his way to the birthday boy. The car was die cut from a scrap piece of watercolour paper, which I think had been coloured with Salty Ocean. I cut the car one more time from black cardstock, to form a slight shadow to the blue car. I love the shape of the little pine tree, and it is not only for Christmas projects.

The clouds were white embossed as on the outside of the card. The fun banner and poles were die cut with the Flagpole with Lantern & Sign Sizzlits. The poles were cut from manila cardstock and inked. The banners were cut from canvas, stamped with alphabet stamps, inked and folded over a piece of baker's twine.

Since cars are a big interest of the recipient (and his cousin), I added a car photo to the card. The gear was in my scrap box, it is cut from kraft glassine paper and stamped with a text stamp.

You see the pop-up part better on this photo.

Thank you for looking! Have a great weekend!


Dies: Sizzix: Label 3D pop-up, Flagpole with Lantern & Sign, Mini Old Jalopy Movers & Shapers, Washer Border, Ticket Strip, Gadget Gears Bigz, Hearts set, Mini Pine Tree
Stamps: EKSuccess Mater stamp;  Hero Arts Magical Background CG211, Halloween Moon CG369, Envelope Liner Background CG461, Basic Lowercase Letters LL188;
Inks: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Salty Oceans, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss; Distress Stain: Peeled Paint; Archival Ink Jet Black
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Surfaces: Ranger kraft glassine paper and manila cardstock; BasicGrey Life of the Party patterned paper; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; canvas; watercolour paper
Other: twine, brads


  1. Wonderful card - my nephew (who is also four) would so love this! The pop-up is brilliant - thanks os much for the tutorial below!
    Alison x

  2. Adorable! I love all the details in this card and the way the integrated pop-up almost disappears, allowing the embellishments to float in front. I am sure he will love the card! (PS You're a really nice aunt!)


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