Monday, January 18, 2010


Good Monday Morning! Time for the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge. The challenge today is to make this action pop-up card.

This is what the card looks like when it is opened! With the use of clear acetate strips and
the fold of the card, the decoration on the inside stands up when you open the card!

Here's another view, you can see the strips against the black background.

This talented gal has posted a video tutorial so you get to see her make it. It is pretty simple and I love cards that move. Wouldn't kids (and adults) love this idea.

The front of the card is Tilda with cake by Magnolia. The word sentiment is part of a round stamp by Catslife Press. The papers are by Graphic 45. Flowers are Prima, the leaves are a punch. Distressed edges of ovals and used distress inks.

On the inside, I cut clear acetate strips. I used a Martha punch to punch out the cakes. The border punch is also Martha. The inside sentiment is Hero Arts.

This design has endless possibilities! If you don't have a punch for the inside use a stamp and cut the design out. You can have as many or as few strips as looks good to you. I can't wait to make some more of these, so much fun.

Hope you have a chance to play. Thanks for stopping. Until later.................


Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic idea, what a great card, can't wait to give it a go. Just love the flowers and strawberries too,take careX:)

Debra James said...

This is Brilliant Sue, how creative is this card, Love it. What a surprise when the person opens it and these little cakes jump out at them. Hugs xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sue,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrapperjulia said...

How cute! Love the hidden birthday cakes!

Larisa said...

so nice card with strawberry Tilda on )) I like it so much )) So good colors.

stephanne said...

Ohhhhhh you never disapoint, this is fantastic!!! LOVE the image and how she is coloured and your nummy yummy DP and and and, let's just say I love it!!! What a fun technique to boot!!
Take Care,

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh tooooo clever! Not only is the front of the card gorgeous but look at all that fun waiting to be discovered inside!

The Archiving Angel said...

Just brilliant!
Thank you for sharing- it is such a great card with so much texture, dimension & color.
Any recipient would be lucky to have it.
Crafty hugs,

Sue from Oregon said...

I think I saw this tutorial too. Great idea and such a fun card to open up!!!

froebelsternchen said...

That´s fantastic Sue! WOW!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sue, I just adore pop up cards. Your card is wonderful. Tilda is coloured beautifully & I love the sentiments. Anyone would love receiving such a fabulous birthday card. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Hugs Jodie from Oz