|Bluebird Easter Card Front|
The card itself uses the same K & Company paper from a big pad--I just love all the subtle patterns and colors in this collection! The birdhouse is cut from heavy 110# cardstock with a Cricut (same cartridge was used on the birdhouses in the previous blog), and then it is embossed with a wood grain embossing folder from Sizzix for Tim Holtz, the raised areas are rubbed with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. The bird and branch is stamped and punched with Stampin' Up's coordinating stamp and punch. The bluebird quote is from Artistic Outpost and is stamped on a Stampin' Up Apothecary label.
The great thing about this card base is that it has a nice decorative edge that tucks into slots that are cut into the corners of the back of the card. Makes a neat package! I cut another card for the inside pop-up mechanism. I used the Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Label die insert from Karen Burniston. Yes, all the inserts for her Pop 'n Cuts are interchangeable! Imagine the possibilities!
|Bluebird Easter Card Inside|
|Easter Egg Card Front|
|Front with egg open|
The next card uses basically the same technique, except to the inside on the label pop up, I added a basket cut with an original Sizzix die and filled with little colored eggs. The front of the card has a die cut with a cracked egg original Sizzix die. It forms a little card that opens to reveal the sentiment from Stampin' UP. The flowers and grass behind the egg are by Memory Box.
|Trimmed Zig Zag Mechanism|
After trimming the Zig Zag pop up mechanism so that it fits neatly on the platform behind the label, fold it forward, folding the little platforms along the score lines, open it back up and pop out the little platforms as shown. This is where you attach the die cut you want to pop up from behind the label.
Here are a couple of close up photos of the inside of the card with the Easter basket on the pop up label. Note the location of the platform and the Zig Zag insert mechanism installed on top of the original platform.