This card is a bit late this week, it’s my hubby’s birthday card and I had to wait to post it until after I gave it to him. I had a lot of fun playing with the patterned paper for this card, I have a huge pile of different black and white patterns, and I will have to play with it more often. It’s hard to tell in some of the photons but I used 3 different shades of green as well
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All of the paper and card stock for this card is from my stash. The greens are Core Colour Card stock, and the black and white paper and frames set are older Creative Memories supplies. I always use LINECO Neutral PH adhesive in the Fine tip bottle
3- I chose the Medium shade of green (MG) for the card base, cut to 10” x 7” scored at 5”. Card is 5” x 7”
4- because it is Core Colour card stock I decided to use an emery board and roughed up the edges.
5- I decided to start with the inside of the card. I cut the Lighter shade of green (LG) card stock to matt the inside, they are both cut to 6 3/4” x 4 3/4”, I also cut the centres out of the mats so I would have card stock to use to cut the balloons and streamers. Waste not want not. I added them to the inside of the card.
6- The black polkadot paper was actually a perfect fit right out of the package. So they would be 6 1/2” x 4 1/2”. I added these to the inside of the card.
7-I used the Darker shade of green (DG) to make a platform. The piece is 6 1/2“ x 3“ scored at .5”, 1“, 1“, .5”
8- fold in on all the score lines. You get a simple box platform.
9- different view of the platform.
10- Flatten the platform piece, line up the middle score line with this middle fold of the card.
11- add the liquid adhesive to the top section of the platform.
12- carefully fold this section under to stick it to the back of the card. Now add adhesive to the bottom flap of the platform.
13- Now fold this flap under to the bottom of the card
14- Carefully pop up the platform as shown. Open and close the card to make sure that everything folds properly.
15- diecut the mechanism from the Little Labels Pop Up
16- work all the score lines as shown
17- add adhesive to the three bottom tabs, the three top tabs, and the four itty-bitty tabs between the labels. Look close at the photo, you can see the adhesive
18- flatten the platform again and line up the score line on the mechanism with the top fold of the platform, make sure it is straight
19- carefully flip under the three bottom flaps so they are stuck to the platform, then carefully flip under the top three flops so they are stuck to the card base, and then carefully the four little tabs
20- it should look like this.
21- diecut the banners from MG cardstock and the small labels from DG and the large label from LG, these dies are part of the Little Labels Pop up , I also roughed up the edges with an emery board.
22- my stamps are all currently packed up. So I found this funny greeting online and actually printed it on my computer onto white card stock. I trimmed it and then cut two white banners to match the MG banners. I also gut a strip from LG card-stock measuring 6 1/4” x 1”
23- add all these pieces to the mechanism in the card.
24- this is where I took out the Creative Memories paper frames. I decided where I wanted it to be and then I framed another piece of pattern paper, but with a lighter pattern something that I can write my greeting on. I trimmed them to how I wanted it to be in the card
25- I made a matching circle frame
26- add these pieces inside the card
27- Now I popped over to the front of the card. I cut a paper frame out of the DG card stock. I cut it to 6 3/4” x 4 3/4”, I also cut the centre out of this card stock. I decided to do the opposite on the outside so instead of Black with white polka dots are used white with black polka dots.
28- add the paper frame to the card
29- add the polka dot paper to the card front
30- I diecut Happy Birthday from the LG cardstock and the Happy Birthday Shadow from the DG cardstock, the gifts are from the Gift Pivot Panels, the balloons and streamers are from the Explosion Pop-up die set, and cut from all three greens.
31- I made matching frames for the outside again using the opposite colours of what I did on the inside.
32- add all the pieces that will fit to the card front.
33- for the inside, I die cut the balloons and the streamers again, this time with black and white and some of the pattern paper. The XOXO is from Word set 9 Love and the script “love you” is from the Pop n Swap set.
34- Add the pieces that will fit into the card.
They are hard to see, but I do have a few clear bubbles adhered to the front and the inside of the card just add some little pops of dimension.
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