Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun Fold Friday Week 2: Free Stand Pop Up Card.

Hi Everyone!

It is time for week 2 of my Fun Fold Friday’s series. Once again, I trailed through the tutorials of Splitcoast stampers and decided to go with the “free standing pop up card” This is a fold that I liked very much when I first learned it years ago mainly due to the fact it folds up flat but still makes for a fun revelation for the recipient. I haven’t made a card using this fold for quite some time, so I was excited to try it again. Now, I must apologize for these pictures. It has been rainy and overcast, dark and cloudy the past few days, so getting good pictures with natural light has been nearly impossible. I also tried to take the picture from a couple of different angles to show the design of the card.

I used a piece of Kraft card stock for the card base and embossed it with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. . For the tag part of the pop up card I used a piece of blue that I had that coordinated with the
Caribbean Blue ink I was using as part of the color scheme. The other colors included Willow and Orange Peel. I stamped the balloons from Altenew’s “Birthday Greeting” by first stamping the center balloon in Orange Peel and then masking it and then stamping the other balloons on either side. I drew a few squiggly lines with a distress marker towards the present at the bottom. I made the present by stamping one of the squares from SSS “Perfect Shapes” in Orange Peel and then decorating it as shown and then stamped a simple birthday greeting at the bottom and then added some orange ribbon at the top
I added some fun details to the balloons as well for a little extra attention to them.  I kept the base of the card simple by just adding a little ribbon.
All and all a fairly simple design; but I think the pop up fold gives it just an extra bit of kick.

Have a great weekend, everyone; and I will see you all again on Monday!


1. Polkadoodles: Anything Goes
2. Making Memories: Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
3. Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
4. Creative Corner: Anything Goes
5. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes


Mrs A. said...

I have not seen this card shape before so thanks for highlighting. I will certainly be giving it a try out. hugs ValeryAnne.

Linda said...

I've never seen this shape before aswell but I like it a lot!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation over at CreativeCornerChallengeBlog.
Linda DT-CCC

Unknown said...

Great different design. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge Helen DT

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

This is a fun fold for sure. Love the image. Thanks for linking the tutorial. I will have to take a look. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge. AJ DT JSS

Sonia said...

Great card, loving the fold on this one, one I have never tried before. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Making memories Crafting. Hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs Sonia DT xx

Kellie 0:) said...

Super cute. Thanks for joining in at Jo's Scrap Shack

Paddington fan said...

What a great fold, really should try that one soon. Looks fab with the CAS image. Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Making Memories Crafting, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you’ll join us again for our second challenge,
Love Jacky x

Crafting Belle said...

Fabulous fold, Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

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