Friday, 12 April 2019

Pop-Up card

I'm back after a busy ten days, when I've only had a chance to add a scheduled DT post and very little time to do any blog visiting.  After a night in a Leicester hotel where my hubby was on a course and I went along to explore the area, followed by a few days in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and finally a couple of days in London to attend a memorial service...... I'll be glad to be sleeping in my own bed tonight.  😊  Here is a card I made for my great niece, which I can post now that I know it's been received.  Eve seems to have gone through the fairies and princesses stage, so I thought I'd make a butterfly card for her, with a pop-up surprise when she opened the card.

The patterned paper is from an old paper pad.  The sentiment is layered on a Spellbinders Nestabilites die cut.  I added a few clear gems to add some sparkle (I'm sure my great niece will think they're diamonds!) and raised up the butterfly on a foam pad.


At a recent cardmaking workshop, we made a pop-up card using this fold.  The one we made was pre-cut, so I worked out the measurements to make this card.  I'm not sure why I always thought this fold was difficult, as it's just six cuts in the folded white card.  The butterflies are all from the Stampin' Up 'Butterfly Gala' set of stamps, punched out and coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Happy Little Stampers 'Birthday Friends'.  The ribbon is layered on a green panel die cut with a scalloped Memory Box 'Stitched Country Border' die.  To finish my card I added  the flight path of the little butterflies with a fine pen. 

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36 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Liz, I love those pop up butterflies and the patterned paper is so pretty xx

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  2. It's so beautiful!! I love the pretty butterfly pop-up and the papers you used!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. This is a gorgeous card for your great niece Liz and the butterfly pop up looks fabulous. I love the floral paper on the outside and there has to be some pink in their somewhere and the base card and sentiment mat are just perfect, also the beautiful butterflies inside pop up perfectly and you have done a great job of replicating the one you made at the workshop. Hubby and I went to Stratford-upon-Avon a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely, and I remember one of the things we did was go for a boat trip on the river. x

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  4. It's good to see you back in blogland, Liz. Your card is amazing and I am sure your niece loved it. Well, I still think that this popping up shape inside the card is difficult, but after your advice, I will try it. Hugs, my friend.

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  5. Really gorgeous and skillfully made.

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  6. A gorgeous card - and you've given me an idea for a card for my granddaughter, who is soon to be 7-going-on-17

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  7. Beautiful card Liz, I bet she was surprised to find the gorgeous pop up butterflies when she opened it

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  8. Hello Liz… it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely projects with us. Thanks for entering your Greate Niece's fabulous card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  9. Such a beautiful card Liz, I love the addition of the butterflies inside the card too.

    Sue xx

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  10. Adorable pop up card, love the butterflies surprise!

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  11. Lovely card Liz, the paper is gorgeous & I'm sure Eve will love it, especially the pop up butterflies xx

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  12. Sounds a wonderful trip, with great places to see, even if it is tiring. I love the card with it's inside surprise. I guess she did too. It's beautiful.
    Faith x

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  13. Such a lovely design Liz, the colours and papers are so pretty and the pop up butterflies look wonderful! A fabulous card for a little girl.
    Nothing like sleeping in your own bed, is there? :))
    xx

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  14. There's no place like home and your own bed!!! I am totally loving this card Liz! It is so pretty and perfect for an 8 year old. I'm sure she will think the gems are diamonds, lol. They are so cute at that age! She will be supper impressed at the pop up too! Isn't funny how what looks hard turns out simple?! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. What a fabulous card Liz - and I love the pop up element! Such a fresh looking card as well - bet your great niece really loved it! My old school reunion two years ago was in Stratford upon Avon - the hotel was right beside the river in such a lovely setting. And, like Pat, we did a little river cruise too. This time (they're every two years) it's The Cotswolds but the hotel seems to be more out in the sticks. All will be revealed after I've been!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  16. Your great niece will love it. I know I sure do as it is a wonderful card design and so fun to see the butterflies pop up.

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  17. What a beautiful card Liz, I love the spring colors and fabulous pop up butterflies inside! I bet your niece loved it! Thanks so much for joining us about at Cardz for Galz.
    Tammy x

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  18. Wonderful pop-up card with pretty paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  19. That is beautiful! And not what you expect by seeing the front! Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Bautiful pop-up card,Liz.Love the papers and the pretty butterflies..

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  21. Such a sweet surprise inside! I'm sure your niece loved it!

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  22. Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  23. Always good to come home and sleep in your own bed. What a super cute card and love the surprise inside and of course the diamonds!!! xx

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  24. Welcome home Liz and I love your pretty butterfly pop up card. Enjoy being back in your craft space!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  25. Hi Liz. Glad you had time to visit Stratford on Avon. We spent some time there a few years ago, it really is beautiful. Your pop up card is fabulous,its no wonder your niece loved it too. Thank you for the lovely comments left on my blog. Have a Good Week. Hugs Rita xxx

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  26. I love pop up cards and this one is no exception with the pop up butterflies. Love the way you have the colour sequence on them. Thankyou for coming and spunning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. I need to make some cards like this! What a fun surprise awaits the person opening it to pretty butterflies! I'm sure she loved it, and I'm sure you're also happy to be back home :)

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  28. A beautiful card Liz, pretty on the outside and a wonderful surprise when you open it up. I'm sure your great niece will treasure her card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  29. Welcome home, Liz! Your sweet great niece will treasure this beautiful butterfly birthday card! Perfect for a spring birthday and how cool that there's a surprise inside!! Hugs, Darnell

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  30. What a great card for your neice! The colors are perfect for this age group. The butterflies will be a huge hit as well! Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  31. What a cute card--love the pop up butterflies! You're right--she probably will think they're diamonds--haha! I've been to England once & went to Stratford-upon-Avon & saw a play. It was on my must do list since my mom was an actress at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival when I was little.

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    1. We saw The Taming of the Shrew while we were there. It was quite an experience being in the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre. xx

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  32. Sounds as if you had a good time while you were away. What a great idea to add pop up butterflies inside the card - well done with the measurements

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  33. What a busy time you've had Liz. Stratford-upon-Avon ... what a romantic sounding name. I bet it's really pretty there. Hubby and I spend lots of time watching Escape to the Country just to see the gorgeous countryside. As for your card ... it's so sweet. I bet your great niece is going to love those darling pop-up butterflies on the inside. xx

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  34. Delightful card Liz, I bet your great-niece was impressed with the pop-up butterflies and all those diamonds! BTW Congrats on winning the prize at Pixie's Snippets!

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  35. A super pop up card, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT

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