Saturday, October 26, 2013

Can We Talk?

Happy Saturday!  I'm here today with my post for the Scraptownlady Blog.  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a simple pop-up card, and offered up a tutorial.  Several of you indicated that you would like one, so here goes - warning, lots of photos!

I love this Glamour Girls Stamp Set, and decided to create with it today.  Since it is the Halloween season, purple, black, and green, seemed the perfect color choices!

Here is my finished card:
Isn't she just fabulous?  You can find here in the Scraptownlady Store - see link below!  The text on the purple panel reads HEY, girlfriend!  Sorry about the watermark - couldn't find a good place to put it!

On to the tutorial...

Step 1.  Create your card base.  I chose to use an A2 base, so my card base is 5.5" x 4.25".

Step 2. Finish card as desired.

Step 3.  Create inside piece for pop-up.  It needs to be a bit smaller in length and width than your card base.

Step 3. Here you can see the insert size - I just laid it on the card for the visual effect. Don't glue! You're not finished yet!
Step 4. On your folded edge, decide how deep you need your pop-up to be, and draw a 'cheat' line. Find the center of that line.  Then decide how wide you want your pop-up to be and mark those lines..  Mine is about 3/4" wide. 

Step 5. Cut in to your first drawn line.  You'll have a little flappy looking piece like mine above.

Step 6.  Open your insert base.  Use your fingers and gently push inwards on the flap you created.  When you get it like you want it, gently fold your card, and press the flap flat.  It should look like this!

Step 7.  Use adhesive of choice.  Apply to your flap.

Step 8.  Apply your inside sentiment, image, die cut, etc.  Voila!
 It seems confusing, but once you've made one, you can make them without 'cheat' lines, as you will better understand the concept.  You'll soon be moving on to different sized pop-ups in the same card!

Thanks for hanging in with me - this was a long post!  Hope you enjoyed it.  Let me know if there are other things you'd like to see tutorials on - I'm willing to give it a try!

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Thanks again for stopping by,
Patti J.

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Donna said...

Classy card!!

Carole said...

This is gorgeous Patti, love the final outcome and thanks so much for a great visual. Hugs, Carole

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Patti, that's such a fabulous image. Thanks for the tutorial, I'm definitely going to give that a go :)

Bonnie Weiss said...

Terrific tutorial resulting in a classic beauty.

Shirley said...

It is so great to be able to visit you!!! I love your card. I have that set and you have really inspired me. I love the cardfront and the great tutorial for the inside is icing on the cake!! Great card, Patti!

Cheryl W said...

Perfect tutorial, Patti - thank you so much! Your card front is flat-out gorgeous, too.

Beth Norman said...

Love this card. The lady is so elegant. Love the pop up. Great tutorial!

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Lynette said...

Great card, Patti! And, thanks for the tutorial.

craftieodmae said...

fantastic!!! I will be making or atleast trying to make one of these!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for showing us the pop up center. She is quite cute! Is it Mae West?

P.S. Not so sure about before pics of the kitchen, but I will have lots of afters.

Pam said...

Lovely card Patti! Your tutorial is great, very detailed!

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous image! I love the Vintage details and colors of it! Those pop-up inside designs are always so fun and a nice surprise for the recipient! :) TFS! HUGS

Anonymous said...

What a fun card, Patti! Your lady is looking perfectly lovely in Halloween colors, and I really appreciate you sharing how to make the pop-up. Will definitely have to give that a try!

Diane said...

Gorgeous coloring Patti,makes a fabulous card.

Hugs Diane

Stef H said...

so that's how it's done! easy peasy. must give it a try. very sexy image. i can see you in hat like that!

have a great week!

hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

Hi Patti! pop up cards are so fun! thanks for showing how to!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Patti!! I just love the classy feel, your stunning coloring of the image and your colors!!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Patti!

Laurie Unger said...

Thanks for the tutorial and great card!

Mau xx said...

A beautiful card Patti, such a classy image.
Great Tutorial, clear to understand.
Hugs Mau xx
Thanks for calling, Sis had a very long day will add a bit to my next post.waiting for results now.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely! Nice image and it looks great in the decorative square. The popped up greeting is a nice touch in the inside.