So, we did a version of a pop-up card in our Pumpkin Club back on July 26, but I wanted to take another crack at it. We need a version that fits better into a regular envelope, AND I wanted to make this baby EXPLODE with stars, lol! This is the result...
To get the right size to fit one of the envelopes in the kit, keep your box folded flat while you do some trimming. Cut off all the bottom flaps along the bottom edge, and trim off the lid flap so that the box is 4 1/4" wide. I'd save these pieces to play with later, lol!
Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss to 2 1/2" x 4", and a piece of Whisper White to same size. These will be your "upright" pieces, blackberry in front, and white on the back for your handwritten note. (I stamped "Happy Birthday" from the kit on mine.)
Cut two strips of Blackberry Bliss at 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" for the side flaps. I used the edge of the flaps to trace the shape and trim.
I randomly stamped all over the Blackberry Bliss pieces in Whisper White with the tiny star stamp from the kit, then decorated the envelope flap the same way with Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky & Smoky Slate. Add your self-adhesive "wish" to the back, and stamp and adhere "on a star," too.
I put in three cross-braces at 3 3/4" x 5/8", scored a 1/2" on each end, and distributed them evenly across the open space. Using the same mix of papers, I punched stars of various sizes and mounted on clear strips. Voila! (Hint: if you keep your kit stamps in a stamp case, you can use the clear backing sheet to cut up for the strips for pop-up boxes!)
Wish Big Paper Pumpkin; plus, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White & Silver Glimmer CS; Soft Sky & Smoky Slate Inks; Large & Small Star Punches; Movers & Shapers Star Die.
I am SO excited to announce our August classes: Christmas Cards! I have had such a blast putting this class together, and have tried to offer six very different designs to help inspire you for your own card giving plans!
Classes are being offered for Saturday, August 16, 3 pm or Thursday evening, August 21, 6:30 pm.
This class costs $25, and includes all supplies for the 6 different cards shown, an instruction sheet for you to keep, your own copy of the new 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog, snacks, libations and MUCH merriment! RSVP today for which class you would like to attend! See you soon!
(You just KNOW I have to have a stamp set that says, "Rootin' Tootin'!")
Not only that, but if you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won't want to miss - only available from August 1-31- as these bundles are one-time only exclusives. Click the picture to see the full flyer, and check out the awesome bundles!