Christy’s Magical Pop-Up Card!

Hey friends, Christy here with another fun card to share. When I asked my little guy what kind of 3-D card I should make, he said a pop up, so a pop up it is! I love that even at thirteen, he still likes to come into my craft room and check out my cards and see what I’m up to. Once the type of card was decided, I needed a theme. I went with magical. I was torn between Critters Ever After and Fairy Friends, and then I thought, why not combine them? So I stamped out all my images, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the front of my card, I layered some patterned papers and used the Stitched Circle Stackables and Stitched Hillside Borders to create my focal panel. I added one of my fairies and the frog prince, along with a sentiment stamped in Noble Fir ink. Then I adhered that to a Scalloped Circle Stackables die cut from patterned paper and popped that up in the center with foam tape.

On the inside, I adhered my Stitched Hillside Pop-Up with some strong adhesive and then began adding all my images into the scene. My son loved how it turned out, and even tried to make off with it so he could keep playing with it. Lol.

If you’d like to see how the card came together, you can check out the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.
You still have another week to play along in our 3-D Card Challenge! These kinds of projects are so fun to make and to receive. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Clever Waterfall Card by Samantha M!

Samantha M joins us today to share a unique 3D card idea! She created an interactive flip waterfall-style card!

Samantha designed this fun card using “trial and error” to make it work. You could do a web search for “waterfall card tutorial” if you would like to make one!

The idea is to pull the bottom tab to make the top layers flip over to reveal the layer below! Samantha used our Push Here stamp set to give a hint!

The cute images are from Love You a Latte, Pumpkin Spice and Sprinkled with Joy! The witty greeting is stamped with Harold’s ABCs and white embossed on Black Licorice cardstock!

Our 3D Cards challenge will be open until May 6th so you have plenty of time to join the fun and enter your clever projects! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for your visit; happy crafting!

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Jessica’s Clever Shadow Box Card

Good morning and Happy Friday! Jess here with a fun twist on the clever shadow box die for our current 3D Cards Challenge!

To start I die-cut the Shadow Box die twice from dark blue cardstock. I also die-cut the stitched inside rectangle from one panel to create the window for my card. Next I blended peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, and blueprint sketch Distress ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut it down to fit inside the back panel of my Shadow Box Card. I flicked it with water and white acrylic paint to create the look of bubbles and then adhered it to the panel. Then I blended tea dye and gathered twigs Distress ink onto another small piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and flicked it with water and undiluted gathered twigs distress ink. I trimmed part of it down to fit the bottom of the Shadow Box Card die, adhered it to the bottom, and then die-cut another piece using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the excess from the ocean background and stamped the sentiment from Fintastic Friends with Versamark before heat-embossing it with white embossing powder. I used a craft knife to cut around the top of the sentiment and then adhered the bottom of the sentiment to the front panel of the shadow box card before assembly.

I also blended pine needles and evergreen bough Distress ink onto a third piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and die-cut it with the Bayou Backdrop die to create seaweed for my scene. Next I stamped some of the fish from Fintastic Friends onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Copic-friendly Jet Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored around the dies so they’d blend in with the ocean background. I also added lots of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the fish.

Then it was assembly time! I adhered the seaweed to the back panel and behind the front panel. Then I adhered the stitched hill to the back panel over the seaweed. I used liquid adhesive to tuck two of the silver fish among the seaweed in the front of the card. Next I adhered my yellow and blue fish to the back panel. Finally I cut two small strips of acetate and folded over one end of each strip. I adhered a fish to the opposite ends of the strips and then adhered the fold to the top of the shadow box card to give the fish the appearance of floating within the scene. I love the dimension of the card and how the scene changes depending on the angle you view it from! Voila! Instant fish tank that you won’t have to remind anyone to clean!

**As a side note, this was a particularly tricky card to photograph right-side up so I ended up turning it on its back for photographs; but it sits upright on its own and folds flat for mailing! Upon arrival you might need to tell the recipient to reposition the acetate strip so the fish are “floating!”**

And that’s it! You have two more weeks to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Jess

Our 3D Challenge will be open until May 6th at 11:59PM ET. I hope you will join us!

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