Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Crabby Wishes

I made this card for my Granddaughter who has turned 2 this month. When she visited last time, we took her to an aquarium and she enjoyed the SeaLife, especially feeding the turtles.

I created an under the sea theme for the inside of the card. Using the mini pops pop-up die to make the pop-up part of the card I then die cut the wavy edges to look like water and added the sea life.

Sentiment Stampendous
Karen Burniston 1068 Ocean Animals, 1037 Sea Animals, 1036 Princess and Mermaid, 985 Rocky the Crab, 1180 Big Birthday Charms, 1146 mini Pops pop-up
Lawn Fawn Wavy edges

Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Pop out gate fold

This is a different take on the normal gate fold card, instead of the sides folding in, the middle pops up.

Base card: 5 1/2" x 8”
Black 2" x 3" 
White 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Black 1 7/8" x 5 3/8", cut 2
Black 1 1/8" x 1 7/8", cut 4
Designer Paper: 1 7/8” x 5 3/8, cut 2
Designer Paper 1 1/8” x 1 7/8”, cut 4
Stamped images and gem stones.

Black 2" x 3" 
White  1 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Stadium Wave Card

This card is called a Stadium wave or just wave card. As you open and close it, it resembles a crowd wave at a Stadium.
I found several tutorials for this card, I changed my measurements to suit, the Australian measurements, but the basic principle of the wave is the same regardless of the card size.

I have kept the measurements in inches.
Card base 11 x 4 1/4 inches, fold in half and score at 5 1/4" from each end. Which will make a book cover fold so that the wave can fit inside. Make matt layers for the front and 2 inside panels. 

For the wave I have used heavy designer paper but you could use light weight card.

wave measurements

6 x 7 3/4 inches

 along 7 3/4" side score at 3, 3 3/4, 4 1/2, 7 1/2 then on the 6" side cut 6, 1" strips.
Reinforce the score lines, fold and glue the top 1/4" so that you have what looks like a W. Glue the 6 pieces together, overlapping each piece by 1/2" so that it looks like a wave.

Make the card base and attach the wave pieces into the center, of the card so that it cannot be seen outside the folded card.

I attached the butterflies, so that they appear to be in flight as the card is opened.

Make a belly band to size by folding a piece of card around the base card so that it slips off easily. Decorate as you wish.

Have fun, Thanks for looking.


Saturday, February 3, 2024

Clink Clink

I had so much fun creating this style of card last year, that I have made another for a card class that I have taught.
Teaching some people new to card making with a little bit of stamping, die cutting and folding to make a fun pop-up card.

The card can be made any size to fit in an envelope. Fold your card stock in half and attach some designer paper on the front, then die cut a circle. Using another piece of card (for this card I am just calling the white card, but of course you can make it any colour) cut to fit inside the card base, leaving a small border around the edges. Using this white piece of card fold it in half and then score on half in half again. Attach it inside the base card glue it by the large panel on the bottom and then the top piece to the top of the card so that it looks like a z, leaving the middle panel unglued. 
 Put it aside to work on the next step. Die cut a piece of base colour card with the same die that you cut the original circle, then decorate it. While the card is in the closed position attach the circle through the hole and just add glue to the middle panel that shows through the hole.
As you open and close the card the attached circle with move through the hole. I then just decorated the bottom of the card to match the circle.

I have used the Karen Burniston charm die and the MFT A toast to you, sentiment stamp set.

 Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Friends are the best gift

Good evening, I hope that everyone had a wonderful with their families, this Christmas day.
This is my last Christmas card to share with you. 

I have a couple of Gnomes delivering the last of the presents. On the inside I have used the Paper frames pop-up. 
It looks very intricate, but it is all in the die. One of the fantastic creations dies from Karen Burniston. Funny I never noticed until I took the photo, but I didn't attach the fames as Karen explains in her tutorials. Even though I made this mistake it doesn't affect the way that the die works. I added a panel on the back of the card for signing.

 Supplies :
Karen Burniston dies - 1122 Paper Frames Pop-up
Beccy's Place - Gnomes
Stampendous - holiday expressions

All the best for Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Circle slide and Lock Gate Fold

I went a bit retro for these cards. I have had these images for some time in my stash of supplies.
I have used some embossing folders that I have had for some time. I used direct to paper technique to highlight the raised areas with gold ink. I then made a gate fold card base. 
Usually, a gate fold card is held closed with ribbon or a belly band. For this one I made a slide lock to hold the card closed.

I cut 4 circles, folding 2 in half and attaching the folded halves in the middle between the other 2 circles, this creates the lock. I the die cut the images and added them to the lock circles.

You can make the locks in other shapes or make the so that you can add shaped embellishments.

 Thanks for looking today.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Wishing you Peace and Joy

Today I have for you another twist panel pop-up card. This style of card is great if you don't want to cover the designer paper that you have used. The inside pop-up panel just lifts out of the way so you can see the paper underneath.

 Thanks for looking today.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Faceted Hexagonal Aperture card

I recently found a tutorial on how to make this card, it was a couple of years old, but I thought it would be a bit of fun.
 I used a 6" x 6" pack of designer paper to decide on the card size. Cutting a card base into a 6" x 12" size I scored at 27/8", 53/4", 85/8", 111/2" leaving an 1/2" to glue the box together. 
On the 53/4" line mark 21/4" and 33/4" from these marks measure a straight line 11/2" either side of the center line, this will be your cut lines. Turning the card on its side the same center line measure done 1/2" mark and draw a line to the corners of the cut lines this will be your score lines. You should have 2 triangles scored either side of the rectangle.
Cut out the void between the cut lines to make a rectangle.
Using the score push them into the card to make the faceted hexagon shape. Fold the card so you can use it as a template for your first foil layer and fussy cut it out, then do the same with the designer paper. 
Before you glue down the front layers, you will need a strip of acetate 1" x 5", attach this to the card base centrally over the opening. You then can attach anything to the acetate that you want to pop up, usually a sentiment. I have added a bauble sticker that I had in my stash.
Glue the 1/2" tab to the other side to make a box. The box will fold flat for postage and can be posted in a 6" x 6" envelope.

If my instructions are a bit unclear you should be able to find the tutorial following the link at 
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Christmas pop up

I find it is rather fun to used up some of my embellish stash and received this poinsettia flower in a recent swap, I had a small amount of ribbon leftover and added the die cut Merry Christmas to the front.
In the inside I have used the paper frames pop-up as a platform for the stamped images and added a die cut panel so that you can sign the card.


Karen Burniston dies :   1122 paper frames pop-up
                                       1177 Merry Christmas shadow
                                       1065 Merry Christmas
Stampendous clear stamps, ribbon, die cut flower

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Chilly Days

 This is another stencil background that I had made the other day, this time I have used the distress inks, kitsch flamingo and shaded lilac. This time I have used a Penny Black snowman that I had found in my stash of stamped images.