Friday, February 22, 2013


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink provided me with the opportunity to make my first EVER pop-up card.  I am a little "3-D challenged" and tend to play it fairly conservatively with my card folds, so I was definitely outside my comfort zone with this one!  Thanks, Delys, for the challenge.  No, really!

The card I ended up making was quite different to what I originally had in mind, but it is perfect to give my brother-in-law for his birthday this week.  I made my "pop-up" following the instructions in this tutorial:

Here's the front of the card:

.... and when you open it up, this is what pops up:

...... and a side-view:

I used two little paper buttons to cover up the "Word Windows" punched in the white inside panel of the card.  It probably would've been cleaner to use a craft knife to cut some slits in the card lining, but my craft knife and I are not friends!

I'd originally planned to stamp the sentiment on the front of the card, and have the cluster of presents pop up when the card is open, but the reality wasn't anywhere near as great as the picture I had in my head!  Reversing the placement of these two things worked much better.

Here's a list of products used to make this card:

Stamps: Non-SU! presents stamp, Bring On the Cake
Card: Early Espresso, Whisper White
DSP: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black craft stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler markers, Sahara Sand stampin' pad
Other: Clear embossing powder, Early Espresso embossing powder, Not Quite Navy taffeta ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4" stitched grosgrain, Neutrals brads, sponge dauber, Ovals framelits, Sweet Buttons embosslits, Word Window punch, stampin' dimensionals, glue dots
Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's samples over at Just Add Ink - as always, some gorgeous cards.  We'd love for you to make your own pop-up creation, and join in the fun.  If you don't have your own blog, you can email a photo of your creation (instructions on the Just Add Ink website), and we'll link it up for you.


  1. This is a great pop-up card Christine. The front of the card makes me want to touch it as it reminds me of textures on a jumper my mum ones knitted.

  2. Christine what a great colour combo you've chosen!

    I've never made a pop up card either and I think you've done a great job!!

  3. hahaha - I'm glad I'm not the only one who has never done a pop-up card. I'm so 3D challenged that I didn't even put together a card for this challenge! You've done a wonderful job with this pop-up challenge Christine - love that DSP and the colours in it as well as your coloured pressies!

  4. I love the colours on this card. Such a great idea to put the sentiment inside as a pop up too. Chantell

  5. Awesome job Christine! I'm loving the mix of patterns on the front and the pop up Happy Birthday is just perfect for the inside :)xxx

  6. I'm so glad l'm not the only one that was clueless...:0)
    Great idea to use the word window punch, would never have thought of that.
    Love that colour combo and gorgeous card front and your pop up greeting is the perfect finishing touch! xxx

  7. No excuses any more for being 3D challenged!! Super masculine card, Christine. Love the colour combo and the colouring of the presents.

  8. Very clever card Christine. I love making 3d stuff so would be lost without my craft knife.

  9. By the way, I love your new header!

  10. It's a fantastic card Christine! You've done well :)

  11. It was my first pop-up too lovely. Not that I went to nearly as much trouble as you. This is the perfect masculine card too - love your colours and that dsp. Mmmmm must go check that one out again.

    Lovely to see all your creations lined up in your new header :)


  12. Woohoo! Congratulations on your first pop-up, Christine! Should I ask, the first of many??? Love, love, love the rich colours & cluster of presents, & your cute little pop up inside! Hugs :)