Was there any question that I was going to try this? Ha.
This card is A7 (5x7) and made out of matboard with a double fold (or "river") so there's space inside for the pop-up. (You can always click these photos to make them bigger)
The large bird is from the Tim Holtz Artful Flight stamp set (#69), from Stamper's Anonymous. It is stamped in black ink on Grunge Paper (TH Advantus), embossed with black powder, and cut out. The branch is a new TH die, and the flower, which is also cut out of Grunge Paper, then inked and overstamped, is one of my dies that is AVAILABLE NOW - the Flower Bouquet with Vase die. A Muse Token (TH Advantus) hangs from a small safety pin (TH Advantus) from knotted ribbon (Creative Impressions)
When the card is opened . . .
Oh, but wait - what's that little semi-circle cut out at the bottom of that tag? Let's pull it and see what happens!
On this closer view (click to make it even bigger) you can see how I animated the birdcage. It is 6 birdcages (2 full, 4 partial) and is assembled much in the same way as the large birdcage in the earlier tutorial, only without the Christmas Tree behind it, because I didn't need a base.
I've used the Flower Bouquet with Vase die on the tag, cutting the vase itself out of Grunge Paper and then embossing, inking and spraying with Luminarte spray (Creative Imaginations) for a pretty sheen. Just like the Butterflies #4 die in the Journey Acrylic Card post, the Flower Bouquet with Vase die is a steel rule die, meaning it will cut a variety of thicker materials. The die only cuts HALF the vase, which means you can adjust the width to your liking by simply sliding the fold closer to the cut, but you will need to disguise the crease after die cutting by running it through an embossing folder. (Here are ways you can disguise the crease: Ways to disguise the crease)
Now let's talk about how that tag pulls up. I've used one of my dies that is AVAILABLE NOW (Check your local independent Crafter's Home store): the Small Pull Tag Frame which has just moved to the Sizzix Outlet. (Stuff moves fast, yo!)
This is the Bigz version of this die and it looks like you'll need to grab it while you can, because it's on the way out. (There is a brand new Bigz XL version of this die that will be available in May)
So the way this die works is that you pull the tab and it folds into a little 3D frame and a little cute item pops up in the frame as shown at the right. There is a Sizzlit set that was designed to fit this die and it's also in the outlet: Mini Occasions Set
HOWEVER, you can also use the Pull Tag to animate an object by simply covering the frame opening with your new object and then using the Pull Tag to lift it up, as I've done on my card.
When you use the die for the mechanism only, you won't need to assemble the miniature pop-up inside the frame. (because it wont be visible anyway) Instead, use the pull tag itself as a hidden message area. It's always a good idea to stamp or use rub-ons for your greeting so there aren't any catch points on the pull tag.
Here's a quick one minute video of this card in action:
Most of the supplies have been listed along the way, but I should mention that the patterned papers are both Tim Holtz (Advantus) and 7Gypsies. The "Live the Life" greeting is also a Tim Holtz product as are all the metal objects and the elegant flourish die. The "beautiful" word is an old Basic Grey rub-on from my stash.