Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pop-up Photo card

Hi everyone! I have another pop-up card to share today, using Karen Burniston's Sizzix pop 'n cuts dies, and some other dies too. My niece and nephew have their birthdays very close together, he got the pop-up card you can find in this post, and she got the card below.

Here's the front of the card, kept pretty simple. The cardstock was stamped with a star background stamp, for a tone-on-tone effect. I die cut a film strip from Core'dinations cardstock, sanded it and backed it with cream cardstock, a perfect place for small stamped images. 'Grattis' means 'congratulations'. The arrow was die cut, inked and stamped with an envelope pattern stamp. I placed Washer Border strip behind the film strip.

This Heart & Wing die is so sweet. I cut the wings and the small heart from sticky back canvas and inked with brown and yellow distress inks. The larger heart was cut from patterned paper.

This fun banner comes from Eileen Hull's Cupcake Stand & Pennant die. I cut it from manila cardstock, inked yellow, folded over a piece of twine, added some stamps and a stitched border. It was adhered with foam tape.

Here's the inside of the card. It is lots of fun to place photo cut outs on pop-ups, especially for kiddies cards, since when you open it, it looks like he is just jumping out on his bike. I used the versatile Label pop-up die here. I repeated the star stamping from the outside, as well as the star paper, the yellow arrow, and the washer border (cut in black Core'dinations cardstock and sanded). The three little hearts come from the Heart & Wing die. Two were cut from canvas and the third from patterned paper.

I just had to use of my favourite dies, the Birds on a Wire. I cut it from manila cardstock and inked it softly with yellow, green and brown inks.

Another angle of the pop-up.

Here you can see the pop-up mechanism from the top. It is very easy to assemble since the die both cuts and scores the pop-up.

Thank you for looking!


Dies: Sizzix: Label 3D pop'up, Birds on a Wire, Heart & Wing, Cupcake Stand & Pennant; Washer Border, Filmstrip Frame, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow
Stamps: Hero Arts: Life of the Party Stars CG299, Envelope Liner Background CG461, Copperplate Numbers LP193, Elephants CL290; MME clear stamps
Ink: Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap,
Surfaces: BasicGrey Life of the Party 6x6 pad; Core'dinations Distress cardstock; Ranger manila cardstock; Clauding Hellmuth natural sticky back canvas
Other: twine


  1. What a lovely card. How wonderful to have that cheeky little face jumping out at you when you open the card. Really inspired. xx Maggie

  2. Adorable! Such cheerful colors and the fun pop-up photo is a fun surprise.

  3. Wow! What a clever way to use the PNCs, Anna-Karin! I love it! The birds are colored so nicely, too. Fabulous card!

  4. Oh, the inside of your card is a wonderful surprise! Lovely work. NancyD

  5. Yummy textures, and to go from the rustic roughness to that fantastically glossy photo popping out at you is really fun! What a great use of the pop-out die...
    Alison x

  6. wow Anna what an amazingly clever card there - you had me doing a double take wondering how the boy was inside a card for a minute :D how adorable the photo and the card! thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

  7. Okay this is adorable, love the colours and the way you've incorporated those birds and how cute is your little boy coming out of the page...stunning photo.


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