Pop Up Card

Hello friends!  I promised that I would show the other Club projects from Monday night, so here is another one of them.  I am showing you many photos so that hopefully you can understand how to EASILY create this cute card.  I want to thank Jackie Wright, also a SU Demonstrator, for the inspiration for my card.  She has some fabulous ideas.  I will add her blog to my sidebar and you can go check out her stuff.  OK, back to the card…..


This card uses 2 stamp sets:  Eat Cake (images) and It’s Your Birthday (words).  The colors used are Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, and Certainly Celery.  The inside of the card measures8″x5″ and the outside card is our traditional size of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  The card front also uses White Craft Ink for the presents and Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper.   The “trick” is on the inside of the card.  Here is a “side view” to give you the full effect.

Now just how do you do this???  Well, it is super easy with the help of the Word Window Punch!   Start by folding your Rose cardstock in half.  Use this fold line as a guide and insert the paper all the way into the punch and line the middle of the punch up with the fold line.  Punch on both sides so you have two “windows” that you punched out.   You will now have a center section that you will bend FORWARD, but leave the side sections bent BACKWARDS.  Make a firm crease where you have pulled the center section FORWARD.  Here is what it should look like now………


Once you get the hang of this nifty little fold, you have it made!  This is also a great card for children — they really like the “pop”!!!

OK……enough Stampin’ stuff……..I want to report that Allyson had another checkup today about her eye.  Although we do not see any improvement, she is doing slightly better, per the doctor’s report.  He said the “spot” causing the problem is a little bit smaller and a little less dense.  It does not FEEL any better to Allyson.  It is still very painful and very sensitive to light.  She is still doing drops every 30 minutes, but we get to back down to every hour tomorrow morning.  She is very uncomfortable and embarrassed.  She looks like she has cried for 2 weeks!   I am hoping that she will feel a little better by the weekend, but the doctor said this would probably take a few weeks of treatment.  We are hoping for minimal scarring and no loss of vision, of course! 

Have a fabulous day!   🙂

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