This week in the Silhouette store you will find my new Pop-Up Card series. It seems a little confusing at first but after one look at these pics, you’ll be heading to download all 10 files. Here’s how the 3 components work:
1. CARD (outer card and inside pop-up card) – cut out both cards and simply fold them in half, popping out the strip that runs down the middle of the inside card, so that you can attach an embellishment to it.
2. SENTIMENT SET (embellishment & phrase or 2 phrases) – one goes on the front of your card while the other attaches to the inside pop-up card. You’ll notice I give you some extra embellishments to attach to the background of your card as well. Hooray! Any Sentiment Set will fit on any pop-up card.
3. ENVELOPE – each envelope matches a different card design. The flap is the same shape as the card but…wait for it…the envelope front has a fabulous matching design cut out of it for a little peek-a-boo fun before the card is even opened!
Here are some examples of how to put together the 3 components. I am really in to using a white-on-white canvas right now. It’s so fresh and clean and any color added really pops (pun intended.) But you can use any color of cardstock to create your cards – contrasting colors look fabulous, too.
Click on the file name of each card to be sent directly to the correct files in my Silhouette store. Mix and match Sentiment Sets with Cards & Envelopes for lots of different looks. Enjoy!
How to create this: Place washi tape strips vertically, overlapping the edges slightly. Cover card base with washi tape at the top and bottom so cut-out shapes show through. Wrap some ribbon around the whole base for a colorful surprise when the card opens.
How to create this: Ink the card base in the space where the pop-up card designs show through to give shapes a little color. Use the “Party Like a” banner at the back of the pop-up card to tie the whole look together. Place a strip of masking tape or painter’s tape vertically on the card front then ink within that space. Remove tape for a clean edge of ink. Add thin strips of ribbon to create stripes over the ink.
How to create this: Washi tape is our friend. Place a few strips on the side of the front of your card. I had a solid blue tape that I used with a green polka dot over the top of, creating a completely different pattern that perfectly coordinates. One strip is hanging off the edge to create a tab. For the pop-up portion, layer washi tape across the bottom portion to help the chevron pattern stand out. Then use the banner files to create a banner on the back of the pop-up card. I attached my baker’s twine with a thin line of Elmer’s Glue. Who wouldn’t love a hedgehog today?
How to create this: This is the simplest design but my favorite card of all. Here I kept the white-on-white and simply left the subtle pattern to stand on its own. Attach the balloon to the background of the card and use baker’s twine to connect the balloon to the trunk of the elephant. The interaction this creates between the embellishments is a sweet treat to find inside this darling card. Then add a wide ribbon around the front of the card for a simple but lovely addition – just like the little one you are celebrating! Package the whole thing in a coordinating envelope and you have the perfect little treasure.
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