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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Challenge/Pop Up Cards

Happy Day After the Holiday:

Remember on Monday I talked about the supplies I gathered up to make a simple pop up card? Here they are again. I am going to call your specific attention to the smaller inserts that have the little fold out "shelf" showing. It is on the outside of that shelf that your pop up art will be placed, and you will glue to the part that connects to the bottom of the insert.
Here we see the pop up art attached. On one card, a little bath boy sits in his towel, and on the second card I attached a rubber stamp about "baby". The hang off title is barely visible on both cards but the word "boy" has been attached with die cut letters.

Here is a close up of the "shelf" ... I fold my insert card in half, I make two slits 2 inches in and 2 inches apart (this depends on the size of your insert and the pop art you are going to use). I make a score line from left to right at the top of each of the slits. Place your finger behind the center score (the original fold line) and pull out. This will pull the little shelf out and make it ready for art. Glue the top and bottom of the insert to the inside of your base card. Now you will attach your art. Just remember ...when you are designing your pop up application you will want to make sure that when the card is folded, the pop up does not extend beyond the card edge. (Hmmm, ask me how I know this!)
Here are the fronts of these two cards. I used Cricut New Arrival Cartridge for the die cuts, rubber stamps for the baby theme sentiments, and the base cards are pre-made pattern paper cards. So easy...
Here is a sample of a little more detailed pop up card. I cut 5 layers of flowers with the first flower cut at 5 inches. I decreased the size by 1/2 inch with each new cut. Each flower has been folded in half. I glued the largest flower to each side of the base card. With each of the smaller flowers, I glued only down the fold and set it into the folds of the flower behind. I then fold the card, and press with my hand. This will allow you to make sure that all flowers are where they should be.
When the card is opened, the flower blooms....
Here is Cara's card. A sweet little cupcake and pretty ribbon.

Cara's Recipe:

Cardstock: DCWV - The Sweet Stack from DCRU; Stampin’ Up and Colormates

Stickles; Stampin’ Up ribbon, word window punch, ink and stamp; Nestabilities Labels One from DCRU;

Cricut Cartridge – Celebrations from DCRU; Piggy Tales; silver cord; 3-D dots from DCRU and Cuttlebug Swiss

The following cards were made by Diane. She has a many styles of pop up cards for your pleasure. A burst of flowers, butterflies flitting....lovely colors and delightful to look at.

Diane's Recipe:

Cards made with card stock from DCWV NANA'S Kitchen available at Die Cuts R Us. Die cut flowers, grass and stems all made with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook, Cricut Accent Essentials and Cricut Walk in my Garden available at Die Cuts R Us. Misc supplies, mirrored butterfly, chunky black glitter, rhinestones, vellum butterfly with seed beads and Bazzil bitty blossoms.

Look at these wonderful blooms...

Stacks and stacks of bright and wonderful blooms.

This sweet card has been presented to you by Gwen.

Gwen's Recipe:

QK Nesting Flowers
QK Reuse LE Gift Set
QK Chicken Noodle LE Font
Xyron 150
DCWV Whimsy Stack

This lovely card in browns and butterflies is from Jessica. Those butterflies look like they are ready to launch into a graceful flight.

Jessica's Recipe:

SU Pink Pirouette and Neenah White CS, Queen Kat Design Butterfly stamps, DP and Ribbon by Papertrey ink, Pebbles Inc, Chalks, SU Wire and Pop dots for the inside pop up part of the card.

Margie made this precious cupcake card. I love polka dots and bright pink ribbon.

Margie's Recipe:

Stamp(s): The Greeting Farm "Birthday Anya" Rubber Stamp

Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copics;

Paper(s): Collage Press Sweet Shoppe Doubletake DP

Tool(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copics; Copics Atyou Spica Glitter Markers

Accessories: Papertrey Ink Ribbon; Epic Tool Six with Nestabilities Label Eight

Sammye Jo made this bright and cheery card. The inside of Sammye Jo's card has the pop up shelf and a cute strip of x's and o's across the card.

Sammye Jo's Recipe:

Cardstock: Papertry Ink

Textured CS: Bazzill

Die Cuts: Life's A Beach Cricut Cart (Leaves)

Stamp: Just Rite Stampers Action Set

I hope that you will join us by making a pop up card be it simple or a more detailed style. We'd love to see it so please stop by and link the card in the comment section.



CelticWoman said...

Great job design team, those are just adorable. Carole thanks for sharing. Sandi

1CardCreator said...

Great idea for the challenge this will be an exciting one. I love the diverse range of styles and techniques you have represented here. The DCRU team did an amazing job, a feast for the eyes! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! ~Diane DCRU DT

- - Sheryl - - said...

Those are adorable. I am off to make one.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Lovely cards! The two cupcake cards are my favorites of this batch.

Sara said...

OMG!!! this is the coolest! i am so going to try this out :)


the whimsical butterfly said...

What a fun post today and I am LOVING everyone's creations! Can't wait to see everyone's take on the challenge! These cards really come to life!

Yvette said...

Wow! These cards are beautiful!!! You girlies are the best!!!

Gwen said...

My poor little "Hoot" card looks so sad with all of these wonderful cards! This was a fun first-time project for me. Can't wait to see what our fantastic followers come up with. Great challenge, Carole!


margie c said...

What a wonderful post, Carole!
Everyone's card shines! Great job team :)
hmmm, maybe I'll try another... in a few weeks! LOL! :*)

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Oh my! You ladies have outdone yourselves! Wow! What beautiful cards!

Isn't the DCRU DT great!

Claudia (DCRU)

- - Sheryl - - said...

I did it!!! I sepnt a couple hours making three of the same card. I actually did a doble pop up. This was so much fun and I think I am addicted.
Here’s my card

Amber said...

Hi girlies! I was running late this week, so here's my little card. The DT's creations are amazing this week, I'm so proud to be a part of this group!


Crayola58 said...

Amber, cute cute card. I am so glad you were able to get one in.

Kristen said...

Here it is!
Thanks for coming by and checking it out. I hope you like it! Have a great day, I enjoyed playing along!!!

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