Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #13: Don't forget about the inside

When I first saw this challenge and I saw the fantastic pop-up cards on Lawnscaping's Challenge Page I didn't think I would even attempt something. Then my little girl received a type of pop-up book as a gift this past weekend and I was thinking ... mmmmm, I might just be able to do something like this!

Here's a little collage of the front, how it opens and the inside. Note that the whole card is mounted on a black base (not so visible on the first photo).

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How I made this:

I first cut a piece of white cardstock (160gsm - that's the thinner type) to 6" x 6".
I then used GinaK's technique she calls "Victorian Distressed" (click for video). I first stamped the butterflies with Tim Holtz distress ink, Antique Linen, and then used a foam applicator to rub the same color lightly over the whole surface. I then went over the surface with Spun Sugar distress ink. After this I stamped the three dark butterflies with Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz).
The butterflies and sentiment is from GinaK's Enjoy the Sunshine set.

Before I added the sentiment on the die cut-out I did the scoring.

I first scored at 3", turned the paper and scored at 3" again. It looked like this:

Since my Scor-buddy is too small, I had to score from the top one corner to the bottom one with my Cricut Paper Trimmer's Scoring blade.
I forgot to take a photo of it when I was busy making the card but here's a picture showing how I positioned it in the Cricut trimmer (this is the final card already):

After I had scored all the necessary line, I folded on all the score lines. I basically closed the patterned side in on itself. Note that the diagonal score lines are folded in the opposite direction of the horizontal/ vertical lines. These then fold INWARDS into the card to close it all.

IMPORTANT: You always have to fold AWAY from the score line. I scored on the picture side and the fold lines slightly cracked. SO, turn the patterned side DOWN on the Scor-buddy when you do the horizontal and vertical score lines.

The die is from Spellbinders Fancy Tags (1) but I cut the one end off and let the other end hook over the side so it's visible from the outside (I popped a little pearl on it on the outside).


  1. I am so glad you came by and wrote me. :) It just blesses my heart when a sister in Christ reaches out to me. I have put you in my side bar to keep track :)
    These cards are fabulous for some one who just started.

  2. I am so glad that you played along with us this week.... Your creations is simply fabulous!

  3. Such a fun, interactive card! TFS =)


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