Monday, January 23, 2012

Pop up birthday card for my sister

Another birthday in my family. January and October seem to be the popular months for me.  Today is my sister's birthday.  So a very Happy Day wished to you Lyn. :-)

I have had an urge to try out pop up cards for a while and wanted something a little different to send to my sister.  So what better time to try a pop up card.  I found a wonderful tutorial at Qbees Quest blog.......there are so many more fun looking tutorials there too.  I shall be returning to that blog.
I even cased the front of Qbess card as I liked the whole idea.  So I have used a panel of embossed green card that I received in a swap over at Craftmad so don't know the name of the embossing folder.  Then used a variety of Stampin Up Design Papers.  Next I used my green ribbons that Santa was so clever giving me in my stocking this year....he has such taste. ;-)  The tag I cut out myself and added the gold rub on sentiment.

Here is the fun pop up in the centre of the card.  Again I have used Stampin up papers and cardstock.  Its hard to see in the photo but I coloured the candles with my Copic and then created swirls down the candle with my Colourless Blender.

Challenges:  This is my Design Team creation for the current Unstampabelles challenge - #7 Anything Goes.  Such amazing fun over at Unstampabelles this month we currently have 92 terrific entries.  Wonderful paper creations and not a stamp in sight.  Oh, and the other excitement we reached 100 followers on the weekend and a surprise prize was given to the lucky 100th follower Cheryl.
You have until the 3rd February to join in all the fun.

I would like to enter this card into the Make It Monday Challenge #73 - Always Anything Goes. 
My first time entering this weekly challenge this year.  Michelle and the Design Team always have such wonderful creations to share.  I always love visiting the many entries they have too as there is such a variety of creations shared.


  1. Wow Merry, Your sister will love love its great and what a brilliant idea with a pop up card.......stunning:) Sandra H

  2. lovely card Merry. Pop-up cards are on my to do list too ;-)

  3. This is a super idea - great card!

  4. Fabulous pop up card Merry, your sister will love it.
    Kevin xx

  5. Fantastic card Merry.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. Oh Wow! This is just lovely hun, I'm sure your sister is going to love it!
    Saw this on Make it Monday..

  7. Merry , Saw your link on MIM
    I dont know how I missed it from my dashboard. I love pop up cards and both the inside and the front of the card are beautiful

  8. I love it your work is all very nice!
    Greetings Baukje

  9. The inside was such a surprise. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  10. Fabulous creation, great pop up. I saw this on Make it monday and had to pop over to take a closer look.
    Cathy xx

  11. Lovely card. I love your colours and the fact its not red/pink/blue (my mostly used colours).
    And how cute the Cupcake pop-up. I never tried to make something like that.
    Well I'm new at paper crafting so I stick to simple shapes at the momemnt ;-)

    I saw your card at Make it Monday and stoped by to see some other work.

    Best regards from Slovenia. Happy Crafting. Katarina XXX

  12. Great card Merry, your sister must hav eloved it.

  13. A great card! I have a book of pop-up cards that I have had since I was little. I used to love making pop-up cards, and your card reminded me of this. I had kind of forgotten all about it. I hope your sister had a lovely birthday : )
    Alicia xx

  14. Hi Merry

    Looks like the wet season has arrived doesn't it?! I guess we can't complain as it has been pretty dry up till now.

    Your sister will love this sweet pop up card, I love the cake and candles what a brilliant idea, very clever.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  15. Hi Merry, what a fun card. I have never tried a pop-up card. You have inspired me. Thanks for the link. I will be checking it out. Saw your post and MIM and had to stop and see your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. What a great card you shared on MIM! I love the stacked presents and the surprise pop up on the inside. Hugs, Hanneke


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