Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am featuring a lovely twisted pop-up card with Magnolia Lane paper. This gorgeous creation was made by Terry Hamilton as part of my fancy fold card contest. I had taken pictures with my good camera but now I am experiencing technical difficulties with my computer and the photos won’t load. What an exercise in frustration! Plan B is now in action and I have used my phone camera instead.
Twisted Pop-Up Card
Terry wrote to me that this is one of her favourite fancy fold cards to make and I have to agree. The surprise factor is golden! Watching someone’s face when they open this type of card is priceless. Here is the outside of Terry’s card.
Terry really let the beautiful paper remain the focal point here. Subtle touches like the stitched shape framelits, the champagne rhinestones and the white twine bow are perfect. Do you see the lovely ribbon peeking out? You want to get that as well as the paper because they are perfect together. The paper is retiring AND it is on sale; how awesome is that?
An Inside Video
A photo doesn’t really capture the beauty of the inside of the card, so I did a quick video. If my computer ever does load the photos from my good camera, then I will add some more photos as well. In the meantime, here is the video.
I have done a video showing the step by step creation of this type of card and I have been told it is the most simple version of this card out there. I tried a few different ways of making this card before deciding on the best way and I think I succeeded. You can find it in this blog post.
Terry comes from Kelowna, British Columbia. If you are not familiar with Canadian geography, I live in the middle of the country in Ontario and it would be a five hour flight to get to the west coast where British Columbia is!
A Few More Photos
I finally succeeded in uploading my photos to my computer so here are two more pictures that show the inside of this beautiful card.
Live Video this afternoon
I will be doing a live video some time this afternoon when my new catalog preorder comes in. It is always very exciting to see the new incolours and other great new products. As demonstrators we get to order early from a selection of new products. The annual catalog will go live on June 3. My videos are on my Pampered Stamper Facebook page as well as on YouTube.
Thanks for joining me today. If you would still like to join in on the Fancy Fold card contest for a chance to win the Little Ladybug stamp set, you can mail your card to me in Holland! Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC ‘s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands. I hope to fly out on May 19!!
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.