Posts Tagged ‘Pop Up’

Piano Pocket

So this is a challenge for this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #92, Napoleon Dynamite.  To be completely honest, I have not seen the movie.  I have seen clips of the movie, where he’s dancing on the stage.  So I guess that’s where I was going with this interpretation … dancing…music…piano?  Bad segway, but there ya go.

My card on the front, probably THE most plain card I have ever made.

Inside, it’s a Piano Pop UP Gift Card Pocket card!  Whew, that was a mouthful.

Gift Card for coffee, baby!

The template is from Extreme Cards!  No special cutters used, just an exacto knife & a ruler.  Straight lines & the template.  I did have some problems (as you can see) with Black Embossing Powder going EVERYWHERE.  What a mess.   I did my best to cover up the mess with brown CS.

You can still see a bit, but it is what it is.

And it POPS UP!  Too much fun!

I did re-drawn Extreme Cards Template again in mirror, so that when I printed it out on the card stock, you wouldn’t see the lines.  (once cut, just flip it over)  Here ya go …

pop UP

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #74, this week is UP!  I believe this was the first 3D movie we took all 3 of the kids.  Liam is pretty young, so I wasn’t sure how he was going to react with the bad glasses & things coming at ya, but he did well & loved “Doug” & the idea that you could get a house to fly if you attached enough Helium balloons.

We have some boy birthday parties coming up so I think this will go to Edward or Nathan probably.  Fairly plain on the outside:

I haven’t messed around with Pop Up cards in years, but thought this would be a good excuse to go at them again, since it reminded me of Liam’s first experience with 3D.

It’s a pretty simple Pop Up.  If you goole Pop Up you’ll find amazing and intricate examples from people like Robert Sabuda, PubliQue Living and Kirigami … love that stuff.  I think I want to try Robert’s Birthday Cake Pop Up next.  Here’s my simple Pop Up:

This little Stampin Up Stamp Set, All God’s Children, reminded me of Russell & Doug.

The b/ground sky blue is a felt/velour paper that I bought at Heathers Stamping Haven.  The little balloons is from a Small Marvy Uchida Punch I’ve had for years.  I have a thing for punches, since I am challenged with scissors.  A little white gel pen & upholstery thread for depth & bob’s yur uncle:

Pop Up cards can be very simple to make, just cutting straight lines, fun fractal example here, & scoring so that the folds are straight.  Then just stick on some details.

Of course, if you get side tracked by some incredible origami folks & their work like this dinosaur Pterodactyl. (Pattern) You might, like me try to make Kevin & then realize that it’s not working & abandon it, but if anyone wants to give it a go, I’d love to see it.  Here was my abandoned attempt.  I couldn’t get him to fold down, without a hugely bulky card.  I think it was Kevin’s googley eyes.

Inspired by Pink

So I have a couple of quick crafting creations to share.  The first one, is a Flower Pot Lollipop Valentine.  I’m not sure where I first saw it, because I remember making them for my DD JK class like 7 years ago.  Oh my time flies.  When I googled it, I found a tutorial from Dawn Olchefske’s blog.

That’s it.  It’s pretty straight forward & would be a fun Valentine’s gift for a child’s classmates.

The second pink inspired is using a Pop Up Twirl Card Tutorial from Maren Benedict at Splitcoaststampers!

This was a fun technique & a new twist on the Basic Pop Up Card …

My DD is the dancer in the family, so I thought she’d like this.  There are more fun interpretations of the Pop Up Twirl Card at the SCS Gallery.

Used: Lollipop, reative Memories Heart duo Heart Punch, Vanilla CS, Stamp from Michaels Dollar Bin (Kolette Hall G Studio), Stampin Up Markers ruby Red & Basic Black, My Mind’s Eye Bohemia Blossom Angel Small Damask/Pink Paper, Offray Ribbon, Tacky Tape, Making Memories Antique Brads.

Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Marvy Punches, Bella Rose Stampin’ Up! DSP, En Pointe SU Stamp Set, Bamboo Skewer, Embroidery Floss, Pink Pirouette CS, Close To Cocoa CS, Corner Rounder.

Tough Colours

This is for PaperCraftPlanet’s Colour Challenge #50.  For me those are tough colours.  It’s the bold burgundy & Turquoise that I have such a hard time with, but that’s the point of the challenge, right?  To be challenged.

It’s one of those Free Standing Pop Up Card, that are kinda’ cool, ’cause they fold flat for mailing/envelope.

I’m not sure how I feel about how the card turned out, as the colours looked better in the inspiration than on my card.  LOL   Speaking of Challenging … try creating while hearing the floor shake above you with new tap moves that your DD is trying out.  Honestly, it’s right above my head.  It makes me happy that she loves to dance so much, perhaps we can look at some sort of insulation for the ceiling in the basement.  

Stampin Up! Circle of Friendship stamp set, Burlap Stamp Set,  Inkadinkado Flourishes Stamp Set, Vanilla CS, Burgundy CS, Turquoise CS, Tempting Turquoise Marker, Bashful Blue Marker, Air Brush (Stampin Up), Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilties, Circle Punch, Flower & Embroidery Floss from my stash, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Scallop Punch.