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Sunday, March 30, 2014

"POP - UP" Easter Card

I have been working on making a real POP UP card.  I bought a commercial pop card and wanted to see if I could recreate the same mechanism.  The mechanism wasn't hard but decorating it was a challenge since everything has to be able to close and then pop when you open it!   The inside of this card has an elastic band that works to make the card Pop up when it is opened.  It's a little different in that you are decorating it on the corner of the box not the center of the box.   Check out the video below to show how it reacts when opened.

This is the card before I started to add some decorations.  I had 2 elastic bands but decided I only needed one.  I used Graphic 45 paper to decorate!

I think I will try to make another one and see what I can come up with for ideas to decorate!
  I think it was on line pictures of the  CHA show this winter where  I saw pictures of a boat that had Graphic 45 for the sails.  I thought it was really nice so I wanted to try it myself!
I went Junk'in recently with my sisters and found this great small ship's model for $15.00!!   In the picture below, I am removing the sails and replacing them with Graphic 45's By the Sea paper!!  I love this new collection by Graphic 45!

This is the front!
and the back...

It has a special place in my Craft room!   Can you believe that April is just around the corner!  What a winter!  I am some happy that it is almost over.  Bring on Spring!!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pretty in Pink!

 I made this Card in a Box for a friend who turned 60 recently! I do love a pink card so I used pink and cream to decorate.  The inside cream filigree is a die I bought from Heartfelt Creations and I can't remember the name of it!?!   I only used one of the typical inserts you put in a Card in a box but this time I made it into a little square and attached two sides to the corner of the box.  Then I attached the cream filigree die to the outside of the little square.  It is hard to tell from these pictures.  As  you can see I also bent all the flaps down instead of keeping one upright. 

 I added an inside panel and lined the back with embossed Shimmer Sheets from Elizabeth Craft Design.  I really love the way they pick up the light! I did sand it just a little to show the embossing detail.   I love the stars and hearts because when you open the card they seem to explode out of the box!

You can see below that the card still folds to go into an envelope.  I did make this envelope with my Envelope Punch Board!

I did forget to mention the new die I bought that made the front loops.  It is from EK Success but the name of it is lost in the packaging that I threw away.  We have just returned from a vacation with my sister and her husband and my Mom at the Beach Club Resort in Florida at Disney World.  Still resting up from all the fun.  We did all the parks and walked our feet off!  I will share some of the sights from my pictures on my next post!  Now it's back to work Monday.  It is good to be home!