Sorry I’ve been MIA, I have had a crazy month. But I am pretty excited to share this card. When I originally saw this card from Sandy Diller I knew I just had to give it a go. Sandy made it as a mini slimline card but I wanted to go bigger. If you check out Sandy’s card she has a great video and she explains how to alter the mechanism used so it would fit in a mini slimline. I didn’t have to alter the shape like she did because I made my card 6” x 6”. Both cards have a great balloon surprise when you open the card.
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1- If you follow me at all you will see that I will sometimes use scrapbooking kits to make my cards, and that is what I did here. This is a long retired Creative Memories mini scrapbook kit.
2- cut the card base dimensions below
3- I cut some pink card stock 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” , and trimmed a piece of the mini scrapbook
4- layer on the card front.
5- 6- cut the pieces for the inside layers and attach
7-8- cut and assemble the Flower Pot Pop up (yes I know there is a chunk missing from one, but the top will be cut off.) There is a link to the product page at the end of this post with directions on how to. assemble the flower pot)
9- I folded down the flap and traced the edge onto the flower pot
10- cut off the flaps
11-12- cut on the pencil line that were drawn on step 9
13- I cut and layered 2 panels (I forgot to write down the dimensions) so roughly 5 1/4” x 2” X 2
14- I used sticky notes to hold the panels together and to hold down the die for the pop up mechanism.
15- I used the grid piece to measure the distance in which the panels needed to be, the connection points need to line up with the furthest out corners.
16- place in the card and attach the tabs that were cut in step 14
17- I cut 2 more panels the same as the 2 cut in step 13, I also cut the stripes and flowers from some of the matching paper from the kit, and matted them onto a bright pink paper also from the kit.
18- add the pieces as shown.
19- I used full adhesive post it notes to line up the dies for the balloons, streamers, and stars.
20- I diecut the balloons from multiple pinks, vellum and silver glitter, I also diecut Olivia 1 from the silver with vellum shadows. I outlined all the diecuts with Wink of Stella to give a little shimmer
21- I cut strips from plastic packaging because I wanted them to be stiffer than acetate
22- start adding balloons to the sticks, I sandwiched the sticks between balloons
23- I started adding the sticks to the back row, I found that they stuck better when I add adhesive to a small square and sandwich the plastic stick between the little square and the grid.
24- I worked my way to the front. I fold tested often to make sure the balloons stayed within the limits of the card.
25- I didn’t like how the flower was cut flat…..
26- added ribbon around the card to cover the the flower. I ended up adding the pink pieces as well.
27- add the love you and some little gems.
28- to the front I added Happy Birthday and a few sparkely gems.
All the dies for this card are from Karen Burniston and are listed ⬇️
Flower Pot Pop Up grid
Balloon Collage add on Balloons Stars
Explosion Card Balloons and Streamers
Mini Alphabet and Numbers “Olivia” “1”
Pop n Swap “love”