Rather than featuring a NEW Tuesday Tip every week, we’ll be swapping it for a ‘Creative Card’ feature every second week for all you avid card makers out there!
Today we’re featuring birthday cards using the Candy lane collection!
“Pop up birthday card” by Karen Shady
Hi. today I would like to show you how to make a pop up card. These cute cards have been popular for years, and are so easy and fun to make. I have used the bright and funky “Candy lane” range, which is just perfect for birthday cards.
step 1. on your card base, create a rectangle in the centre of the fold line, as shown. My rectangle measures 3cm wide x 7cm long.
step 2. Using a craft knife, cut along the longer lines ( I have marked these in pink for you) . Then fold this inwards, so when you open the card, it pops up as shown
step 3. Adhere the card base to another sheet of card or paper slightly larger than your base. This will become the front and back of your card.
step 4. Then all you do is create your “pop up” design, and attatch it with strong tape to the front fold.
For my design, I made a simple flower pot from the Raspberry fizz paper, I then cut out various flowers from the “Tutti frutti” paper, and a few glitter flowers from the 6×6 paper pad. I used foam tape to layer these flowers in the flower pot, and added some die cut leaves made from the Strawberry sundae paper.
Decorate the outside of your card, and its complete.
“Pop up birthday card” by Lesley Cooper
As Karen has said pop up cards are easy and fun to make. I have followed the same process as Karen but I have created 3 rectangles of different sizes.
This allows you to put multiple elements at different distances. My rectangles measure 1.5cm x 6cm, 3cm x 12.5cm, 1.5cm x 3cm. My card when folded is 15.3cm x 15.3cm.When creating your rectangles make sure your design that will be attached to them still fits within the card when it is closed.
For my design, I used a teapot, cup and cupcake cut from the Candy Lane Speciality Papers Treats and Tea Party. I have created a Best Wishes banner from Strawberry Sundae using a diamond punch (folded in half), string and rub ons. I have stamped a tag from the Journal Tags booklet with the To and From stamp from the Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamps. I have also added some flowers cut from Tutti Frutti.
For the front I have used some paper and diecut elements from the Paper Pad, some Rub Ons and a Printed Chipboard cupcake.
And there you have a super sweet Pop Up card using the scrumptious Candy Lane Collection.
“Pop Up Birthday Card”- Lesley Cooper: Candy Lane Collection, Patterned Paper Tutti Frutti (P575), Raspberry Fizz (P579), Strawberry Sundae (P580), Speciality Paper Treats (PS121), Tea Party (PS122); Paper Pad (PP832): Journal Tags (JT608); Printed Chipboard (CB117); Rub Ons Birthday Cards (RB811); Clear Stamp (CS761).