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What is better than a birthday popup card? One with cute critters, of course!
Hello and welcome to another Fun N Crafty Team Blog Hop. This month we are featuring brand new products from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! All the new products you see today will be available starting on June 1st. Don’t have a copy of the new catalog? Be sure to request your free copy below!
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I am incredibly excited to share with you this cute (and quick) card that I made with the new Birthday Delivery products suite. I received this stamp set in April at the regional OnStage event and I couldn’t have been more excited about it.
Stampin’ Up started something new with the OnStage event — they’re now giving out the stamp sets that we use to make the projects! The goodies are put into a box and that box is then passed around the table. My generous upline left this stamp set in the box, knowing how much I loved it. (Thank you, Jennifer!) I’ve been having a blast making some super cute cards with this set. I’ll be posting more of those cards in the coming weeks.
One thing that I really love about this suite of products is that the framelits coordinate with the paper! Yes! That’s right! They actually cut out the images from the paper. Eeeeek! How awesome is that! I know you’re dying to know more. I actually made a Facebook Live video a month ago sharing all the details:
So let’s talk about the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper! Look at how gorgeous it is. It’s incredibly detailed! I love that it’s so colorful too! This paper has a whopping 13 of our colors in it! I loved it so much that I featured it on the front of the card without any stamping whatsoever. I can’t remember the last time I did that.
I also really love the crushed curry border on the front of the card that makes it look like a Little Golden Book!
And, when you open the card, you’re greeted with a pop up present box exploding with colorful balloons! These balloons are also from the designer series paper and have been die cut with the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.
Remember those cute honeycomb embellishments from the 2016 Occasions catalog that everyone was sticking on the birdie? Well the honeycomb embellishments are back! This time they’re in the shape of balloons and are completely the inspiration for this birthday popup card. When I saw them, I knew I had to make a card that opened to reveal the embellishment.
Here’s a closeup of the inside of the birthday popup card:
The “surprise” sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set, which coordinates with the paper and framelits. I used Pacific Point, which is absolutely gorgeous shade of blue, for the greeting. And, there you have it, the only stamped image on the card.
Okay wait. I lied. There is a stamp in the Birthday Delivery stamp set for the balloon strings. I actually used it for the 3D balloon string. But the rest of the balloons I wanted to feel more organic so I drew them onto the paper with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker using the fine tip end.
Wondering how I made that box? It’s pretty simple and works with pretty much any size paper you use for the interior. The diagram below shows what it would look like with a standard card base. For the birthday popup card, I trimmed the cardstock to be 1/4″ shorter on all edges.
I first scored the cardstock 1″ away from the folded edge 1″ upward. Then I cut 1″ in from the folded edge:
Once you have it scored and cut, push the 1″ section toward the card opening and fold it backwards upon itself. I then attached two small scraps to make the box flaps and two 1″ square pieces of coordinating designer series paper to the box.
Thanks for hopping along with us today! Up next is the talented Jennifer Blomquist! Happy stamping :)
This month’s blog hop participants:
- Christine Szekeres – Artful Musings
- Merit Brown – MB Squared Designs
- Pamela Wu – Stinky Tofu
- Susan Schultz – Stampin’ by the SF Bay
- Stacey Lane – A Work of Carte
- Jennifer Blomquist – NW Stamper