Hello stampers. I decided to make a second twisted pop-up card with the Come Sail Away Suite as I needed to show you how I made it. It was time for an updated version, but the jury is still out whether or not it is an improved version or not. The first one was quite effective I am told. While the video is uploading I will write this blog post and show you some pictures of the actual card. For the card front I used a card from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack.
There are five different items from the Come Sail Away suite on this card: the baker’s twine, the sail away trinkets, the Come Sail Away Memories and More card, the Smooth Sailing dies and the Come Sail Away designer series paper. Suites make it a dream to coordinate and create a great card.
I really love how this card turned out in the inside. I stamped the sailboats in Memento Black and coloured them with Blends. In yesterday’s card I had them stamped just in one solid colour and that works too, but this is definitely a step up.
Here you can see the panels up close. Each panel has a piece of designer series paper measuring 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ as well as a stitched oval framelit (the second largest one) The sailboats, the anchor and the banner are all popped up with mini dimensionals. In this last shot you get a glimpse of the inner mechanism of the card fold.
Finally, here is the video that I made to show you how to put this card together. I hope you find it useful and that you feel inspired to make one of these beauties yourself. Thanks for stopping by, but before you leave, can I ask a favour? Please pin your favourite card as that really helps me get more traffic to my blog and that eventually will also help to grow my business. I really appreciate you! Have a super day.
Hello stampers. My most popular video on YouTube is a twisted pop-up card tutorial but it is already a few years old so I thought it was high time to make another one. Meet my Sailing Home Twisted Pop-Up card. This is such an impressive technique card and when you are shown the proper way of doing it, it really isn’t that difficult. The outside of the card looks completely normal, the surprise happens when you open the card. The effect is very satisfying to you the card maker! I decided to use Sailing Home because I love the suite so much. Let’s first take a look at the mechanics of this card.
After you have your standard card base of 4 1/4″ by 11″ scored at 5 1/2″, you will need this piece. In the video tutorial I will show you how to fold it. Basically the two triangles you see in the diagram stay intact. You fold it in half down the long scoreline in the middle, and then you tuck the middle in behind the triangle. Clear as mud? No worries, in the video it will make sense. If you take a look at the next diagram you will see the shape it needs to be. Before adhering this to the inside, I adhered two 4″ squares of designer series paper to the top and bottom inside of the card.
Once this first piece is inside you are ready to also adhere to the bottom of the inside of the card (the triangle you see will have sturdy adhesive put on it and then you close the card so that it will stick to the bottom as well)
This part will become the focal point of the Sailing Home twisted pop-up card. It is easiest to completely decorate this part before putting it inside the card. For this stage of the card a video is the easiest way to show the procedure. A twisted pop-up card is very difficult to photograph, so I decided to pin it to my card “clothesline” so you could see it properly. First we will take a look at the very ordinary front of the card. I did use one of the gorgeous laser cut pieces from the Sailing Home Memories and More card pack to use as a stencil and I am really happy with how it turned out.
I have to confess that I went for a walk with my girls after supper and when I was almost home I remembered that I had invited people over for a visit!!! They were waiting for me when I got home, so I ended up taking these pictures in “night” light, not natural light, but they aren’t too bad.
I love how these papers and stamps just work so well together. I used night of navy, mossy meadow, real red, crumb cake and balmy blue.
Here you can see all the stamps and framelits I used for the inside of this card. I can’t wait to make another one of these with a different combination of patterned papers. I did use the water stamp from High Tide on the first and last panel. You could also stamp the sailboats in memento ink and use Blends to colour them for a stepped-up version of this card. Here is a very short video that shows you the card “in action”. Tomorrow I hope to do a lengthier video tutorial on how to make this card from scratch.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I promise I will share the video tutorial on my next blog post. In the meantime, you can check out my original video here and that should help you get started on your very own Twisted Pop-Up card. I would love to hear how you make out. If you really love this bundle and can’t wait until June 4, you can add it to a starter kit right now. If you live in Canada, just click here to make that happen.
Hello stampers. I have a fun card for you today that is simply called a Double Point Card. I am using all new supplies from the new catalog to get you all excited for what is coming. That might be a bad idea since it takes your focus off of our Occasions catalog and all the amazing things in our current annual catalog, but we always like sneak peeks don’t we? If your catalog is anything like mine, it is getting a little worn around the edges! I used the Perennial Essence suite for this card. The product that most captured my heart in this suite is definitely the Perennial Essence paper, it is simply stunning!!
Here you can see what I used to make this card. The picture doesn’t show you the beautiful paper or the coordinating vellum but that will come later! It is really nice that there are two coordinating punches with this stamp set, the new perennial flower punch and our current leaf punch.
I love the soft colours of this card. The muted tones of the patterned paper are well suited to combining with a vellum flower. Let’s take a look at how I made the points out of the Perennial Essence paper.
The points are just a 3″ by 4″ piece of patterned paper, scored at 1″ along the long side. You then fold the corners down to meet just above the score line. The 1″ by 4″ piece then gets adhered under the 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock (see the video).
These new stitched nested labels are a dream to work with. They pop out of the framelits with ease, absolutely no poking necessary. There are 9 dies in the set.
Here you can see a closeup of the stitched nested labels. Do you see how pretty the floral essence centers are? (yes, I know I am spelling that word the American way, but if people want to google for them it won’t show up if I spell it the Canadian way)
There are lots of little surprises in this card. You get to lift the stitched nested labels to see this sentiment and then you get to open the actual card to find another one!! Someone will definitely be feeling the love when they get this card from you.
The sentiment here is from the March Paper Pumpkin that featured the succulents. That kit is totally sold out. Don’t you hate it when you miss out on a fabulous Paper Pumpkin? There is a super easy way to have that not happen. Subscribe and get a monthly delight in the mail. Instant gratification! Just like ordering takeout so that you don’t have to cook and clean up. Next month’s Paper Pumpkin is a very special vintage one designed by Shelli Gardner the cofounder of Stampin’Up! Click here if you are interested.
I hope you enjoyed this fun card today. I hope to get the new catalogs in some time in May. Don’t forget to check out the clearance rack for some fabulous deals. Once again, the list of products at the end of my post will be small since most of the products are not yet available. I have to say that one of the things I really enjoy about being a demonstrator is getting my hands on brand new products before anyone else!! At the end of this post is a video showing you how I put the card together. It cuts off at the end because I ran out of space on my phone. There was no way I was going to redo the whole thing and we didn’t miss much at the end.
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.