A Pop Up Bunny for an Easter Surprise!
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved pop-up books but felt I needed an engineering degree (or tear the book apart) to figure out how it all works! Then I stumbled across these simple Stampendous DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Die-Cut Set. These dies make it so easy to add the right size pop-up to a card!
First I did a “template sample” with all pop-up dies on one sheet of cardstock. This made it easy for me to see which die # would be the right size for the object that would be popping out, which would be the large bunny from Honey Bunny (3 Step). Both the bunny and the larger lamb from Little Lambs (Multi-Step) [on the template sample], used the #2 die.
When doing a pop-up card, you really need to think about make 2 cards … an inside and an outside and then adhere the two cards together. This way the outer card hides the die cut tab that is needed for the pop-up but leaves a whole on the other side.
I created the inside of the card first … which is completely opposite to how I usually stamp a card. lol! After I finished the inside, I realized I had no idea what the front of the card would be! If I used the bunny on the inside, as the “surprise” … what would the front image be or design say that wouldn’t give the bunny surprise away inside? Then it hit me! “Got Eggs?”! What else would a bunny say or ask this time of year? … well besides, “Please don’t bite my head off!” – giggle
Got Eggs? for the front of the card was the answer and layered stamping with Playful Alphabet and Play Alphabet Buddy was the solution! (I have listed all the inks used below). Here is my first attempt at a video with my pop-up card in action. (Don’t worry, nothing is wrong with your volume… this is a silent video.) 😉
TIP: Don’t worry if the two cards aren’t lining up perfectly, They won’t if you start with two pieces of cardstock the same size (mine were both 5.5″x 8.5″ – scored down the center). It is much easier to score both pieces of cardstock, add adhesive to the back side of the pop-up portion of the card and no adhesive where the pop-up whole is. Fold that card closed and with adhesive out slide it into the front card portion (slightly folded) … like a taco. Make sure both score lines come together before closing the two cards together and pressing firmly. The inside card should be sticking out a bit at the bottom. This is not a problem. With the finished card still closed, trim all the layers together (paper trimmer or exact and metal edge ruler) along the bottom for a clean-cut edge. If your card is a fraction shorter than your usual cards… no one will ever notice. They will be too busy oohing and aahing over your pop-up inside! 🙂
If you haven’t tried creating a pop-up card or scrapbook page, I hope today’s card encourages you to try adding a little “POP” to your stamping project.
Please check out the lovely Texas Spring card from Lynn McAuley… one day I will get to see the bluebonnet fields that Lynn so fondly describes!
Stamps: Playful Alphabet, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 3 Step Honey Bunny, Multi-Step Lambs, Multi-Step Trees, Multi-Step Rolling Hills, 3 Step Turkey Trot (got), and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Baja Breeze & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.
Inks: (Memento unless noted)
Sentiment: “e” – New Sprout & Pearl Lavender (Brilliance), “g” – Angel Pink &Pearl Poppy (Brilliance), “g” – Dandelion & Pearl Sky Blue (Brilliance), “s” – Lulu Lavender & Pearl Orchid (Brilliance), “?” – Summer Sky & Sea Breeze (VersMagic), “got” – Onyx Black (VersaFine).
Bunny: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog 2x’s, Step #1 – London Fog, Step #4 Black Tuxedo.
Lamb: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch – so1x, repeat, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Frost White (Color Box), Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.
Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
Tree: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.
Swirly Hearts: Summer Sky. Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky. Sentiment: Paris Dusk.
Embellishments: small egg paper punch and Pop Up Stages Dies from Stampendous on AMAZON.