Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pop-Up Birthday

My little sister turned 21 this year and she asked for a pop-up card. I was a little intimidated at first, but when I found out how it works....boy is it easy!

Seriously, all you need is an image that you want to pop-out and a strip of cardstock about .5 x 2.5 inches. Score the strip every .5 inches and fold it into a square. Attach the square to the image and then the top and bottom of the card.

The one thing I learned was to consider your image when you decide how big to make the strip of cardstock. As you may be able to see in the picture to the right, my pop-up strip was bigger than the lower part of the numbers so you could see it. Also, if you are using a bigger pop-up item, you may want a bigger strip or even two strips. I can't recall what cartridge the images all came from. But I really like how the numbers look like birthday candles. On the front of the card, I did my best to combine fun with sophistication. The only thing I think I did wrong was that I over did the sparkle spritz on the cake.

Thanks for checking it out...really, you should try it yourself!


4kids4 said...

Well, who knew it was that easy?? I've gotta try this out! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Lynne said...

that seems easy..well until I try it..LOL!! Thanks for explaining!
I will have to try it!

SweetSassyDiva said...

This is too cute!!! TFS!

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