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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Card With Pop Ups

When I participated in the Can/Am Convention Girls Christmas Swap, the challenge was to make a Christmas/winter themed card using a technique. 

I really wanted to make something special for my Can/Am friends, but I was really stumped, until I was inspired by two cards I saw on Pinterest and Stampin' Ups! Stampin' Connection*.  Thank God for card sites!  

The first card featured the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder and Mittens Punch.  The second inspiration card was a birthday card that had a series of presents that popped up when you opened the card.  I decided I would combine a similar card front with pop-up presents for a Christmas theme.  Here are some of the steps that I took to create my card.

Pop-Up Presents Technique for inside of card: 

The pop-up packages are easy to create. The 3-D piece measures 5-1/4" X 8" (scored and folded at 4"). Cut slits in the folded edge, perpendicular to the fold as follows: slit #1, 1/2" up from bottom edge, from fold to 1-1/2"; slit #2, 1-1/4" up from slit #1, from fold to 1-1/2"; slit #3, 1-1/4" up from slit #2, from fold to 1-1/4", slit #4, 1-1/4" up from Slit #3, from fold to 1".

Push the slits to the back of the card stock. 

Once slits are cut, turn over and burnish folds to ensure they are  firm.

This view  of my template shows the presents before they are decorated and has the measurements on it. The next step is to decorate the pop outs by cutting three pieces of designer  paper which will be glued to each of the sections.  Make sure you coordinate the DSP so it doesn't clash.
This view shows the presents with 2 pieces of DSP adhered to them.  Add ribbon to the sides of the boxes and adhere to the back side of the card base with tape. Create a bow for the top of the box.  

This video by Akiko Hyoda shows how to add the DSP and the inside portion of the card to the outer layer.   Hope that makes sense............. if not watch the video and it will.  Ha Ha! 

Assembling the Card Front:

The card base is a 5 ½ x 8 ½ piece of Bashful Blue card stock.  Add 5 ¼ x 4” piece of Pacific Point.  The next layer is a 5 x 3¾ piece of Whisper White card stock that’s been embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  Although this picture doesn’t show it, Basic Rhinestones were added to the centers of the snowflakes for some bling.  

For the mittens and for the presents inside the card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  Using the Builder Mitten Punch, I punched two mittens from Bashful Blue DSP.  I made sure that I punched one mitten from the bashful blue side of the DSP and the other one from the Lucky Limeade side.  Why you might ask?  Well, if you don’t do that then your thumbs will both be facing the same way. 

The snowflake and the cuffs for the mittens were punched from Silver Glimmer Paper.  The Snow Flurry Bigz Die was used to cut out the snowflake image and it is the medium sized flake.  I added dimensionals to the back of it and two 1 ½” strands of Pacific Point Butcher’s Cord and then adhered this to the front of the card, just off center from the large embossed snowflake.  Once I had glued the silver cuffs to the mittens, I added dimensionals to the back of the mittens, capturing the butcher’s cord underneath them and then stuck each mitten to the card front.  Pretty cute!    


Lisa Kmiec said...

Cute card! I love the pop up!

Dale Morin said...

Penny, What a great card! Thanks for sharing this. It is good to have you back!