My mother's birthday is the first day of Spring, so I made her a belated birthday card in pretty Spring colors.
To create the card front & back pieces, I used the Scoreboard Caddy die. (All of the supplies are linked at the bottom of this post) I cut two caddy pieces from matboard and then ran them through the Flower Textured Impressions folder. I inked the front with Weathered Wood distress ink and then thought it was too dark, so I brushed white paint over it. I cut a medium Fringed Flower from Echo Park "A Country Drive" paper and layered stickers and a rhinestone in the center of the die cut flower. I also added the "Make a Wish!" sticker from the sticker sheet.
For the inside of the card, I first needed to make the card itself. I cut a 4x12 strip of patterned paper, folded it in half, and put the piece over the Caddy die so that the fold in the paper was close to (but not touching) the bottom edge of the Caddy. After running it through my Big Shot, I was left with a caddy-shaped card, hinged in the middle. I glued my matboard pieces to the front and back of the paper and voila! - a caddy-shaped card! A little ink around the edges and I was all ready to add some pop-up fun!
I love the Floating Frames pop-up die because it looks complicated, but is single-piece construction with just a few back-and-forth folds. I have video instructions for this die linked at the bottom of this post.
I first cut my Floating Frames from patterned paper and folded it in the usual manner. Then, because it was too tall to fit in my card, I laid the folded Floating Frames piece over the Caddy die to cut the height. (Alternately, I could have just lopped the top off with a pair of scissors, but the die saved me any measuring)
The Celebrate Sizzlit set has the perfectly-sized decoration piece for the Floating Frames die, so I used that to cut the decorative panels. A few stickers from the sticker sheets completed the decoration. I added tiny rhinestone eyes to the bee sticker and a black rhinestone to the bird. One thing to note is that when using stickers floating on a pop-up, you must first remove the stickiness so they don't stick your pop-up together when folded flat. I backed the bee with paper and the bird with matboard.
Need some additional Spring inspiration? Visit Eileen's Blog to find links to a bunch of projects. She's also doing a giveaway of one of her dies! Whoot!
Here are the video instructions for the Floating Frames die: