Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Pop-up Cards

Bluebird Easter Card Front
 A recent Stampin' Up card club order contained the new Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cuts base die for Sizzix's Stampin' Up exclusive release.  I just had to cut a few cards and make some fun pop-up cards for my kids and their families.  This die is going to be so versatile!

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
The inside of the card has the normal pop up mechanism, but I also added a trimmed mechanism from the Zig Zag pop up die.  To the zig zag pop up mechanism, I glued two eggs cut with Sizzix's Framelets nesting egg dies.  So when the card is opened, there is action that opens the pop up label as well as bringing the eggs up from behind into the action!  I added several other eggs to the card, some decorated with Washi tape and the rest cut from the printed paper pad.  The sentiment tag is from Stampin' Up. 

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.



  1. Love your Easter basket and all those eggs so colored up so perfectly! Love this brightly colored card...just gorgeous! Happy Easter!

  2. WOW, Nancy! Beautiful! And very labor intensive, no?

  3. This is just incredible! What a great work, I really love it!

  4. What great cards! Love that tall birdhouse one, especially, inside and out. Thanks for your nice note - you know how excited I am, first hand!!


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