Friday, June 24, 2011

Thanks A Bunch Pop-Up Card

Once again, Im here with a new card that I put together last night for my daughters boyfriends great aunt! Whew....didnt lose you did I? lol My daughter and boyfriend and another friend are going to Las Vegas for 4 days! How come Im not going???? They are going for this dancing thing and are planning to stay with his Great I figured a Great Aunt needs a Great Thank You Card too!
I have seen some truly amazing cards lately and here is my version/tutorial of my first pop-up slider card. Love it!

Instructions: 6x 6 card
First, take a 6 x 12 inch cardstock of plain cardstock and a matching patterned paper.
Fold the 6 x 12 inch half...then cut out a 3 x 3 inch square in the center.
Next cut out a 4 inch wood grain paper or you can stamp it wood grain and cut out a 2.5 inch square out of the center of the wood. make two 1/4 inch wood panes.
Cut a piece of 3 x 3 inch transparency and place on the back of the window then add the window panes on top of a sandwhich.
Add a 2 inch oval and scallop around with another piece of cardstock.
Embellish with ribbons for the curtains.

The inside I used Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge, I made 5 sets of the tulips and leftover scraps for the blue, yellow and white flower tops. The flower pot base is a 3 inch rectangle with a 1/2 inch cut off the top...also used Martha Stewart punch for the arches on the top of the flower pot. Extra tip: Don't forget to make the backside of the flower pot and colored flowers too. For a finished 3D effect when it pops up!

The patterned paper is 6 x 6 and BEFORE you tack it down cut out the slider part first.
There are some great tutorials out there on how to make the slider. Here is one by Dawn's Stamping Thoughts that is great...thank you! I modified my measurements for my card...I cut mine at 2 inches and 4 inches and 3 inches high....basically, in the center of the card so that you could see the flowers through the window when the card is laying flat. The inside slider is the same green to match and I punched a hole in the bottom and added ribbon.
The kids are planning to sign the card on the slider part later....
Hope you enjoyed looking and try your first pop up slider card too! Super fun!


Lori said...

Great idea, it came out so well!!!

Country Lady Designs said...

I love this card so cute what a great idea. I am following your blog now and i will be back often such great stuff. TFS :)

Bhawana said...

hi Lisa would you like to be my friend???? yours new follower. there are some creations that forced me to follow you really. crazy cards, I am in love with them. I love this card soooooooooooooooooooo much. and I am gonna try this this time.... love you