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.
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.
Here is the card that I made using the 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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 next card uses the chef image and the neutral paper.
Here is close up of the chef. It is a stamp and is cut out with the framelits.
The Birthday Memories paper is also great for making gifts and cards for teachers or nursery school helpers. What do you think?
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!
Here is another “window card” this time using the bear image.
Here is a peek at the inside of this card:
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.
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.
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.
Here is the inside of the book, all ready for some 4×4″ pictures and some triangle photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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?
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.
This suite is great, not only for cards, but also for cute gifts.
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.
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.
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:
Another image that is from the patterned paper is the cake and it cuts out with a coordinating framelit. Such fun to play with!!
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 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.