This is a fun card that I made a while back, I really like how the yellow pops against the black, and the cute little bee. It has a fun fold which piqued my interest back when I made it. This card was made before I knew about pop up cards, back before I knew what could be done with cardstock, so it may seem pretty simple compared to what I generally make now but I think it’s still pretty cute.
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All the supplies used to make this card are from Stampin’ Up. The cardstock colours are Crushed Curry, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper was a Black and white paper from a pack of Black and white patterns, and I used a brayer to roll on Crushed Curry ink to make it black and yellow.
I have to say that I didn’t come up with this idea on my own, back when I was a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator I was always looking for new things to teach at my classes, and that’s when I discovered Deb Valder’s videos on Youtube. She was a Stampin’ Up demo at the time and she has some pretty amazing tutorials and I came across this one Crazy Pop Up Fold card
The Crushed Curry card stock is measured at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 4 1’4″ and 8 1/2″. Then I used an Argyle patterned embossing folder on my front flap. I used a Lage scallop punch to cut out the hole at the top of the card (Deb used a 2 1/2″ circle)
I cut the patterned paper at 4″x4″ and brayed it with Crushed Curry ink to make it yellow and black as opposed to white and black then I added it to the bottom square once it is folded up.
I stamped the cute little bee onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it in with Alcohol Markers. I cut the bee out with a 1 3/8″ circle die and layered it on top of a 1 1/2″ Crushed Curry Circle then on a 1 3/4″ black circle. I used a Stampin Dimensional to attach the Vanilly piece to the Crushed Curry piece. Next, I attached the Circle piece to the card. Make sure the flaps are all closed and you only put adhesive on the bottom half of the circle and attached to the card. Make sure that the top flap can still fold down and doesn’t get hung up on the circle.
I stamped “Bee Happy” onto a piece of Crushed Curry and cut it out with a small shaped die. I sponged the edges with Black ink. I used some Champagne glimmer paint and a small paint brush and added it to the edges of the “Bee Happy” piece and the edges of the vanilla piece, I also highlighted the bee. I attached the “Bee Happy” piece the bottom left of the card with Stampin’ dimensionals to give it a lift because the embossed flap will actually tuck under this piece.
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