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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pop up Birthday Card

During April I am guesting at The Lilypad. I'm so excited to have been asked to join them for the month. I've started off with this pop-up birthday card, made using pieces of the April BYOB (Build Your Own Collab). The pop up cake on the inside is super fun, but wait until you see the card front.....

Isn't that super fun with trendy chevrons?  And it was so easy to make!!  I used the Vintage Angles v3 templates by Amy Martin as the base for the card front design!  I also used papers from Chelsea Market Paper Pack by AWolff and Something Good: papers by Jenn Barrette. The elements are from Something Good: misc also by Jenn Barrette.

That's the great part about the BYOC goodies. You can mix and match all the papers and elements that make your heart flutter!!

I cut the card using my Silhouette Cameo. I designed most of the card front in Photoshop and then saved it as a .jpg file. This is what that file looks like:

I also saved each of the word art strips as .jpg files. To create the card front, I printed solid paper 3 from the Chelsea Market Pack on to one side of an 8.5"x11" piece of paper.  

I then set up card shapes in my Silhouette Design Studio software.  I used the base of  Silhouette shape (1_thank_you_card_C01436_20509) to cut the card front.  I opened the file in Silhouette Design Studio software. Then filled the shape with the .jpg file I created for the card front.  To do this, simply drag the .jpg file onto the shape in your Silhouette Studio work area. Yep, it's that easy!  I then added the word art strips to the Silhouette Studio work area, traced them and print-and-cut the card front and elements.  I assembled the card front and scored it to mark the fold.

For the pop up interior, I used another Silhouette shape to cut the inside to create the pop up cake (pop-up_birthday_card_C00409_2581). I filled the "icing" and "candle" shapes with papers from the Chelsea Market Paper Pack, by dragging each paper on to the appropriate shape in the Silhouette Studio work area.. Then I print-and-cut the interior of the card on white cardstock. 

I adhered the icing and candle pieces to the pop up, and work the folds prior to adhering it inside the card.  Carefully apply adhesive to only the parts of the interior that will be stationary, line up the fold line with the score that was made on the card base and adhere.  Ink the edges of the card and it is done!

This made a really fun card for my sons friend.

There are still 2 days left to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for Autism Awareness.  Just visit this post to find out how and enter to win the prize pack that includes:

  • a one year subscription to Scrap n' Art Magazine
  • 3 spools of May Arts Ribbon (winners choice)
  • a $10 gift Certificate to Krisi's Kreations!!!
Deadline is Monday April 9, so hurry and enter!!


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  1. Love the pop up card. I was in the store card isle and saw some similar ones and thought,"I can make that!"

  2. Fabulous card - I love the pop out sentiment.
    Thank you for joining in with The Daring
    "April Colour Combo" challenge this week,

  3. Gorgeous creation ...thanks for joining FFF
    ....hope to see you next week again!
    xxx Margreet

  4. great cards. thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles. Clare x

  5. Fabulous!!! love your design...inside & out!
    Thanks so much for linking up @Inspire Me Fridays Cathy!

  6. A smashing card sweetie.
    Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles and good luck
    Anne x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous creations, thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Polkadoodles this week, hugs, Em.x

  8. Gorgeous card, love that its pop up too. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week, love NJ X


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