Twisted Pop-Up Card Using Floral Boutique and Delightful Dijon

Hello stampers. I am sure you have seen some amazing twisted pop-up cards on Pinterest. They are just so impressive. It is always a very cool thing to surprise people and that is exactly what this card does. From the outside it looks like a plain, average card. Cute, but nothing super impressive.  Well.  I’m telling you, they are a lot of fun to make and even more fun to watch people open. It really helps to make a few at a time so that your brain catches on to how to make them, and then it is like riding a bike. You don’t forget.

 

High Tide and stitched framelits combine for a winning card.

 

The Seaside Embossing folder is the perfect match for this card. It was a very special gift to me from Ellie Blake at OnStage in Toronto. A lovely lady and a very lovely card which inspired me to make my own version using the Birthday Memories Suite.

 

Inside mechanism of the twisted pop-up card.

 

Here is the card that I made using the Birthday Memories Suite.

 

Happy Heart embossing folder with Birthday Memories Suite

 

It really is a surprise when you open this card! How much fun is that both for you and the person you give it to? See the little present? It is cut out with a framelit from our patterned paper in this suite. Should be available June 1.

 

The jaunty fox, the happy bear and the poodle all celebrate your birthday.

 

Finally here is the card I demonstrated in my video. It uses Beautiful You and the stitched framelits. It also combines Floral Boutique paper and delightful dijon cardstock, both of which are retiring. Take note of the host code in the sidebar, please use that when you order online and I will be sure to send you a  thank you card. This card was cased from Betsy Rouw.

 

Beautiful You, delightful dijon and Floral Boutique paper.

 

I love how the patterns combine on this card. Oh how I will miss Floral Boutique paper.

 

Here is a close-up of one of the girls. I will probably add a Mother’s Day sentiment to this one and send it to my Mom. She is 85 now and I know for a fact that her life was not always easy. She was married to the love of her life, but she could have had 8 children and ended up with only 4 due to miscarriages and death. She also had to leave all of her family behind and live in poverty for many years. Oh, how I love her!

 

Close-up of dancing Beautiful You girl

 

This picture shows the inside mechanism of the card, I hope it helps. The part with the four panels is 3 3/4″ by 11″ scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/4″. The patterned paper pieces are 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″.

Here are the dimensions for the inner workings of the twisted pop-up card.

 

Here is the YouTube video that will show you how this card is put together, hopefully it helps you. There are other tutorials out there, just Google it.

 

 

Happy stamping. Remember, stamping is cheaper than therapy and way more fun.

Sneak Peek: Birthday Memories Suite Part Two- Birthday Friends Dies and Birthday Delivery Stamp set

Are you ready for more amazing projects from this fabulous suite? The Birthday Delivery stamp set has 23 pieces, the Birthday Friends has ten dies and the Birthday Memories designer series paper has all kinds of images that match the dies:  the poodle, the fox, the present, the banner, the balloon, the bunch of flowers and the girl. Here is cute card using the girl die and the image from the paper.

 

The stitched framelits go perfectly with this set. Do you see the coordinating ribbon?

 

The next card uses the chef image and the neutral paper.

 

The oval framelit with the cupcakes is part of the patterned paper with cuts out perfectly with the oval framelits and the centre is cut out with the stitched framelits.

 

Here is close up of the  chef. It is a stamp and is cut out with the framelits.

 

The chef image doesn't need much, just a touch of colour and a little Wink of Stella to add some glam.

 

The Birthday Memories paper is also great for making gifts and cards for teachers or nursery school helpers. What do you think?

 

The word "teacher" is handwritten but I think that adds a nice touch for the teacher if it is written by the child.

 

When I saw the images on one of the sheets of paper with the animals going to a birthday party I thought it would go perfectly with our hearth and home framelits. Add some clear window sheets and the windows look real!

 

Brick wall embossing folder, hearth and home thinlets and window sheets.

 

Here is another “window card” this time using the bear image.

 

What a great card for a kid! Look through the window to see Bear rushing off to the birthday party.

 

Here is a peek at the inside of this card:

 

Easy coordination with the paper, the ink and the card stock. Birthday Memories Suite.

 

Here is a large 6×6 Z-fold card using several images cut out using the framelits as well as patterned paper for a fun kids card.

 

 

Here is another view of the big z-fold card- the base is pacific point and the oval is cut using the Stitched Framelits.

 

This gives you a great view of all the pretty paper.

 

Here is another simple card using one inch strips that are 3 1/2 inches long and at the end is a 1″ circle. Add a strip of ribbon and you’re all set.

 

 

The patterned paper was also perfect for making a striking 12×12 scrapbook layout. The base is soft sky from the Falling In Love card stock from the Occasions catalog. I used the Large Letters framelits to make the title.

 

Large Letters Framelits make this a striking scrapbook layout.

 

The last project I made with this bundle is a mini album that is all ready to be filled with pictures of my soon to be born grandchild! I used three 8 1/2″ square pieces of white card stock.

 

I used the chipboard from the packaging of our specialty paper to cut the covers for this mini album.

 

Here is the inside of the book, all ready for some 4×4″ pictures and some triangle photos.

 

"Squash book" using the Birthday Memories Suite.

 

So that is the end of the samples I made for #OnStage2017, but I did make one more when I came home, especially since I left my entire box with all my samples and all my free stamp sets from the event in the Allstream Centre. Thank God that they were found by SU staff and were shipped to Utah…hopefully they will ship them to me and I will be reunited with my “children”. Here is a twisted pop-up card. I received one from Ellie Blake and then copied hers using my suite of products.

 

Oh how I love the stitched framelits with this stamp set and of course the framelits that cut out the images from the patterned paper in the BIrthday Memories Suite.

 

The magic happens when you open the card! For someone who is mechanically and directionally challenged it was a bit of a stretch to figure out where to put the adhesive so that it would function properly.

 

The images in the BIrthday Memories suite are pure nostalgia, I am in love with them.

 

Here is a bit of a peek from above so you can see the mechanics of it all. I admit it is a little complicated but once you wrap your mind around it, it is not too difficult. It will be a great card either for Technique Club or a specialty class.

 

A few folds and some adhesive in just the right places and you have a very impressive card!!

 

Well, I hope you love this suite as much as I do. Unfortunately it won’t be available to customers until June 1, but if you get the starter kit, you can pre-order on May 1! How amazing is that. You know how much I would love to have you on my team. And if you have been reading this blog or watching my videos, you also know that there is no obligation to be this amazing demonstrator either. You can get the kit just to get your very own discount. Of course, it is much more fun to stamp with a friend, so you would naturally invite some friends to come and stamp with you and before you know it orders for product will come to you and you will be able to at the very least support your own addiction (oops, hobby) Never forget, stamping is cheaper than therapy and way more fun!!

 

The retirement list was posted yesterday, check it out here. Remember the in-colours usually sell out as does discounted cardstock and paper. Happy shopping.

Sneak Peek: Birthday Memories Suite

Hello stampers! You are a very lucky bunch indeed, because you get a fabulous sneak peek at a brand new suite from the upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog. It is called Birthday Memories Suite and it is unlike anything Stampin’Up! has ever offered before. What makes it unique is that the framelits in the bundle also cut out the beautiful images from the paper. I can’t share the pictures for the paper, the stamp set or the framelits yet, but I can show you the projects that I made!

 

This emboss-resist technique works great with the sentiment and the paper is just beautiful in this Birthday Memories suite available June 1.

 

I just love the honeycomb embellishments that go with this suite. The colours there match perfectly with the patterned paper. Here is a close-up:

 

Look how pretty these honeycomb embellishments are! Birthday Memories Suite.

 

Do you see the girl in the inside of this card? It is a stamp and there is a matching framelit. There is also a girl on the patterned paper that faces the front and it also fits into the framelit.

 

Look at the beautiful girl image. There is a framelit that goes with the stamp and it also cuts out the girl from the patterned paper which faces the front.

 

This is the easiest card ever. It measures 6" square and is just a piece of the beautiful patterned paper in the Birthday Memories suite.

 

The patterned paper in this suite that you can make the easiest cards ever just by using a square of it and putting it on the front of the card. I love the nostalgic feel of it and that it works for both boys and girls. Doesn’t it remind you of the beautiful story books that you read as a child?

 

The poodle card is also very simple with just a piece of patterned paper and a strip of red card stock stamped with the word "friend" that is in the stamp set.

 

This is a great card for a dog lover and it simply uses a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Memories Suite. Here is the inside of the card and it uses the stamp set Here for You.

 

The inside of the card also uses the stamp set Here for You.

 

Easy note card using the framelits that cut out all the images from the paper- the poodle, the present and the banner.

 

This suite is great, not only for cards, but also for cute gifts.

 

Super simple- a petite cafe bag adorned with a strip of patterned paper, a banner and a piece of ribbon.

 

This is a petite cafe bag. Did you know that they are poly-lined so that they are safe for treats. Perfect for Easter. I also like to put hazelnut vanilla coffee beans in there. Looks great and smells great too! The next gift is a white treat box that has a clear sleeve around it that has been embellished with a wide banner and a big bow.

 

I added a cut out turtle from the designer series paper and then used the framelit and the stamp to make an adorable banner and affixed it to a toothpick. It is all attached to the heavy acetate sleeve around the box so it won't get destroyed when the gift is opened.

 

If you look closely you can see the clear acetate sleeve around the box. That means the whole embellished beautiful topper comes off so that the gift can be opened and nothing destroyed.

 

This set is also great with baby cards. The matching ribbon is great- here it is deconstructed. I combined it with the That's the Tag bundle.

 

On this baby card I pulled the ribbon apart and it suits the card perfectly. It also combines very well with the That’s The Tag bundle. Here is close up of the fox:

 

See the fox? He is from the patterned paper and there is a matching framelit that cuts him out! There is also a coordinating stamp if you want to change up the colours.

 

Another image that is from the patterned paper is the cake and it cuts out with a coordinating framelit. Such fun to play with!!

 

Super simple cake card- the cake is cut out with a framelit with the patterned paper.

 

Here is one more cake card and then I am going to save the rest of the projects for another day. This post is getting super long and I am getting super tired!!

 

This card uses the chef image and the cake. The cake is from the designer series paper and the chef is a stamp. Both are cut using framelits. How easy is that?

 

This last card uses one of the neutral sheets from the designer series paper in the Birthday Memories Suite. The cake is an image from the paper and the chef is a stamp. Both are cut using framelits, so no fussy cutting. How awesome is that?!

 

Stay tuned for more amazing projects using this fabulous suite.

 

 

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