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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Pops in with a Surprise

Well, maybe not Santa, maybe it's just me, Pat, but the surprise is here, and it's a Pop-Up Christmas card!  I decided to go CAS (Clean And Simple) on the front of the card, just some patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas Christmas Stack, a leftover piece of ribbon and a couple gel stickers.  I got these stickers on clearance at my local scrapbooking store, Craft Fancy.  Not oinly do they have the newest in papers, embellishments and tools, but they offer a ton of classes each month, including Copic coloring and Cricut creations. 

Back to my card: The cool part comes when you open the card!  As you can see, Santa popped in (or rather up) after all!  Here he is looking out over the sleeping town on Christmas Eve, ready to shoot down another chimney. 

The image is a digi from Dustin Pike, colored with my trusty Copics.  The paper is from the same Me & My Big Ideas stack.

The technique is easy peasy.  Just plan out your background on the inside, as well as the image you want to pop up.  Before adhering your paper background, fold it in half as it will be folded in side the card, and using a scissors, cut a "flap" in the middle of the fold, just wide enough to adhere your image to it without it showing.  Unfold your paper, push the flap out and fold again, this time with your flap folded in the opposite direction.  When adhered to your inside card base, the flap looks like a little step leading from bottom of your card base to the top of it.  Adhere your image.  Then close and open the card and watch the magic!!

I hope you get a chance to try a pop-up card in the coming year.  And as always, happy crafting!!

1 comment:

  1. Love the pop up card, Pat. You're so stinkin' awesome! - Mel


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