Birthday Pop Up!

Well, so what else have I been up to?  Well on the weekend it was Stamp Camp and boy was that fun.  I'll share pictures and projects another day after I download my pics.  But today I wanted to show you a project I made at the Avid Inkers team meet.  It was a lot of fun, and we had no idea what we were to make until the end!!

So ho hum right?  Another birthday card right?  Wrong!!  Guess what happens when you lift the flap?

A birthday card pops up!!  To make this card, is easier than you think.  Basically the instructions are:

Stamps: Create a Cupcake or Party this Way, Happiest Birthday Wishes

1.        Main Cardbase, cut at 11” x 4 ¼” and score at 3 ½” and 8 ¾”
2.       Run one end through the Big Shot using the Striped Embossing Folder
3.       Punch short edge using scallop edge punch
4.       Attach a ric-rac piece cut from the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim die across front.
5.       Cut cake pieces from coordinating DSP as follows:
a.       Bottom – 2” x 3”
b.      Middle – 2 ¼ ” x 1 ¼”
c.       Top 1 ½” x 1 ½”, folded in half.
6.       Use corner rounder punch on top corners of all 3 cake layers, NB the top layer is folded when punched.
7.       Starting from top, adhere cake layers to a piece of CS measuring 4” x 3” noting that only one half of the top layer is attached with the fold to the top.
8.       Trim away excess CS away from the cake.
9.       Place sticky strip near upper edge of top cake layer and near fold on RIGHT side
10.   Sticky strip along both side edges of card pocket keeping adhesive close to edges.
11.   Holding cake upside down and back-to-front, adhere cake to card between 1/8” and ¼” above the score line.
12.   Fold cake down and tuck in to bottom pocket.
13.   Stamp Candle onto a scrap of Whisper White CS, cut out and trim if necessary and adhere above cake.
14.   Decorate front of card – Birthday sentiment is on White CS measuring 3 1/8” x 1 ¼” and layered onto coordinating CS measuring 3 ¼” x 1 3/8”.

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