Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Sunday, June 24, 2012

pop-up adventure

I love pop-up cards, so when one of my customers asked for the supply list for the card on page 181 in the new annual catalog, including sizes, I was more than willing to figure it out for her.  Stampin/ Up!® publishes the supplies list and you can find a link on my website, but this customer doesn't have internet.  Also, the supplies list doesn't include sizes.  I used old, cheap card stock from my pre-Stampin' Up!® days and gave her the result so she'd have an example. The flimsy non-Stampin' Up!® card stock was a bit too thick to close well, so I knew it wouldn't work with Stampin' Up!® card stock.  I think it's intended to be a display piece rather than a card, but I thought it might work with designer series paper. I pulled out some deisgner series paper for my own version, thinking I could modify it to use with the Merry Monday sketch challenge this week.  The tree is too large for the scallop circle, but I had pop-ups on my mind and designer series paper on my desk after I had cut the scallop circle bit, so I did something a little different:

stamp sets - More Merry Messages, Polar Party; ink - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight; Stampin' Write markers - Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight; card stock - Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (retired); designer series paper - Pear Pizzazz (retired); Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die (retired); Dazzling Details silver and Cherry Cobbler, Crystal Effects, Stampin' sponge

I'm thinking that it needs gifts, or something, under the trees...I like it, though.  And, I'll be working on a designer series paper version of the original, too.


Bonnie said...

This is really clever, without presents, Kathe! Glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Very creative card, I love the little trees. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a cute card. I love the pop-up effect of this card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

June Houck said...

Such a cute and innovative pop-up! Thanks for the inspiration; I should try this technique :)