Sunday, September 11, 2016

My First Pop-Up Card

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a birthday card with a surprise pop-up element on the inside! I made this card a couple weeks ago for one of my dearest friends and she has now received it so I am able to share without spoiling the surprise! All photos are of the same card, one photo of the front and two showing the pop-up on the inside.

On the front of my card I have made a little birthday scene! Here are the products used:
  • Digital stamps: Cat (Time For Tea Designs Mew-vellous Whiskers Moggie), birthday gift (Paper Sweeties freebie)
  • Clear stamps: Sentiment (Newton's Nook), happy face (Your Next Stamp)
  • Dies: Fence (Magnolia), sun, clouds, grass (Lawn Fawn), ladybug, stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs)
  • Accents: Flower sequins 
  • Colouring medium: Cat (Prismacolor pencils), gift (markers); clear Wink of Stella added to gift bow

Then when the card is opened....Surprise! A cake stand full of birthday cupcakes! This is my first pop-up card! I added the cats because my friend has two black cats!

Inside of Card

Here are the products used:
  • Digital stamp: Cupcake Stand (Bugaboo Digistamps)
  • Rubber stamp: Sentiment (DRS Designs)
  • Dies: Cats (Poppystamps), stitched scalloped rectangle (Waltzingmouse Stamps), stitched scalloped oval (Gina Marie Designs), pop-up (Stampendous)
  • Designer paper: Graphic 45 
  • Colouring medium: Markers; clear Wink of Stella added to Cupcake icing; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink sponged around cake stand after masking the scalloped border)

Here's another view, showing the pop-up element:

Inside of Card

I would also like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Colours of Fall 1/8; Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 4/5; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Catch the Bug The Great Outdoors 1/3; Clique Kits September AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafts Galore AG 2/3; Crafty Catz Anything but Square (I went with rectangle) 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Let's Hear it for the Girls 1/2; Crafty Girls Creations AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 3/3; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Animals/Creatures UE; Cuttlebug Mania AG w Die Cuts 1/3; Dies R Us 3/3; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG Colour Twist 3/3;DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Gardens 1/3; Doing Life AG with Create with TLC 1E; Fresh Brewed Animals 1/5; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday ( scraps used for all die-cuts) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap Flower Power 1/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 246 (snippets used for all die-cuts) 1E; Quick Creations AG 1/3; Scrap and Craft Colours Red Green Yellow; Scrapy Land AG 1/3; Simply Papercraft AG 1/3; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Sweet Stampin Cute and Cuddly 1/3; The Corrosive AG 2/3; The Outlawz Colour Challenge 1E; The Ribbon Girl Card UE; Through the Craftroom Door 1/2; Unicorn Happy Birthday 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2; Your Scrapbook Place September AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kitty! Your friend will LOVE her Birthday Card! I imagine it will be on display for a long time! The exterior is gorgeous! The scene is pure happiness, and such a sun-shiny smile to receive. Beautifully done. But then the interior wowed me as well! Beautiful papers, wonderful way of "shadowing" a black cat, and fabulous pop up! Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing (I have not done a pop up card, either). hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

LOL PS - I pinned all three of your photos! xo

Darlene said...

OMG this is so adorable Kitty and I'm sure your friend LOVED it!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summer Vacation’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Kitty, fabulous pop up card. love the scene you created on the front.Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck i the draw. Jennifer DT member x

brenda said...

What a wonderful happy scene you have created Kitty and so beautifully carried through to the inside of your lovely card.

Hope all is well with you and hubby.

B x

Nicola Gold said...

Wow Kitty... you wouldn't think this is your first pop-up, well done. It really looks like two different cards because the inside is so different. It makes for a great surprise when you open it. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes'.
Nicola CGE DT Amethyst Lily Designs

jimlynn said...

How cute and fun! A perfect little scene and pop up too. Love it.

Andrea W said...

The outside scene is fantastic and full of detail. I adore the kitty image with the little lady bug on it's whiskars, so cute. The inside is equally impressive and I really like the sentiment.

Sheila H said...

Your card is adorable - I love all the cats. The front scene is quite sweet and the inside really pops. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

Lisa Lynn said...

This is a beautiful birthday card, and I'm sure your friend will love it. Great pop up. And naturally love the cats.

Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing pop-up card. I really love it!
Valerija xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful card both inside & out. I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

Gabriela Ulate said...

Beautiful card, a scene of beautiful summer, thanks for participating The Corrosive Challenge. Luck
Gaby DT

Bad Kitty said...

love your new blog look!
its wonderful!
and your card is amazing!
love it!
you did great job!
lots of hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

You certainly did a fantastic job on your first pop up card. I love the scene on the outside and the inside explodes with the pop up and all that fantastic flowery paper you used. I love all your kitties as well.

Regina said...

oh, an adorable scene! Your fold card looks great!

Patti said...

Sweet Kitty! we can always count on your for an adorable Kitty card!! I think your pop up card is super clever too!! I am sure your friend was over the top for it! : )


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whee! Very cool! It's been a long time since I've made a pop up card. Thanks for sharing yours. It is fabulous! I love how the inside is completely as decorated as the outside!

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a wonderful surprise when you open it up.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the scene you've created on the outside!! The inside is beautiful!! I love the pop-up!! The papers are so pretty!! I know your friend adored this!! Thank you for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

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scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a surprise seeing the inside pop up elements! Wonderful! Adorable pop up card with these cupcakes and the two black cats! Your first one looks amazing, and I'm sure that you will make some of them later! :D
Love also the outside of the card, so cute with the sweet kitten in that scene! Love the fun sun and all the diecut stitched elements!! Great design!

Monika Reeck said...

You made a beautiful scene on your front card ..the inside is sweet Kitty...luv your pop up card...miss your smile in my blog...see you today maybe Kitty..biig hugs..Monika

Jacq said...

What a great card Kitty, no one would know it was your first ever pop up! Love the little scene on the front, the paper you used on the inside is so pretty and those the black cats are a nice touch. I'm sure your friend was over the moon when she received it. :)
Thanks so much for joining us over at the Outlawz Colour Challenge.
Jacqui - DT

Barbara Godden said...

cute card, I have a die to make one and haven't even tried it yet. love all the kitties. the front scene is fab.

vinita jain said...

Wow! Such a cheerful, bright and beautiful scenic beauty! Love the pop up part inside, soooooooo adorable Kitty! I am sure your friend will keep it as treasure!

katieo said...

Beautiful inside and out. I love the details of the heart fence and the way you placed the clouds. The ladybugs are so cute. The inside is fabulous-the 2 black cats make it so personalized for your friend. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Garden Challenge. KatieO-DT member

Stir Your Creativity said...

I really admire you take so much effort and create beautiful scenery in many of your cards. I never see myself doing it :). Love the cheerful card.

Aly Smedes said...

What a huge project to make! Love the surprising inside!
And that cute cat on the front is lovely!
Thank you for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
Hope to see you back next week!

Aly DT member TTCRD

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic scene you've made using your dies, I'm sure that your friend loved this.

Sue xx

Olga Fink said...

Wow such a fantastic card! Your friend I'm sure loved it!
Great design!
Xoxo Olga

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the design and your colour choice and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx


Fabulous and wonderful card Kitty thank you for joining us over on
Crafty Catz
Dianne xx

Donna said...

This is just adorable, and those ladybugs are sooo cute, and the inside of the card is stunning too!

ike said...

Oh that is super fabulous - I bet she loved this card. Awesome use of all the different elements and the pop up inside is wonderful :-) Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

IKE xx

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AJ Bodine said...

Wow, you put a lot of work into this, I love your scene and the surprise extras inside. Your friend will love that you personalized it for her!

Lisa said...

omg!! So adorable! What a work of art! that fence... I might need Love everything about this inside and out!

suzARTe said...

This is such a lovely card, I love the scene you have created and the colours are so great as well, all your hard work was worth it with this card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Chris said...

Cute image and a lovely little scene created with your die cuts, the inside pop up is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Suzi said...

Such a cute and adorable card Kitty, your friend will cherish it. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

Barb said...

A fantastic pop up card Kitty. I bet she smiled when she opened it and saw the inside. A very special card for your special friend. I love the pretty scene on the front too. Barbxx

Lori said...

Oh, I love the scene you created: adorable kitty, fence and sun! Fun pop-up, too. Fabulous inside and out!

Kuni said...

Very pretty Kitty.

Pia S said...

I've never made one of these. The front is so sweet and you've made s wonderful, detailed scene of die cuts. And the inside is just as great. It really is a special card with lots of attention to details both front and inside.

Tina Z. said...

o, I love pop-up cards and yours is adorable, great scene and lovely image inside!

Liz said...

What a fabulous design - so much detail. Your friend will love it! xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Kitty, love the scene you created with the pretty dies. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Kitty this is so awesome. You are so clever. I was blown away with the gorgeous little scene you created on the front and then wow the inside was equally gorgeous and clever.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awesome creation, just love the pop up!

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week
Hugs Shell xx

Michelle said...

WOW Kitty - a wonderful pop up card - well done you - I adore the die-cuts on the front of your card! Michelle x

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Love your beautiful card!!! Your scene is so cute and I love how you created the popup! It looks wonderful! Thanks so much for joining our summer challenge at Dies R Us! Have a great day!
♥ Dies R Us Challenges♥
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Di said...

Wonderful card Kitty - you really are ace at creating these wonderful scenes! And I love the pop up element of surprise too :)

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, been a busy week so far here.


Di xx

marion said...

I love this one, it is even prettier in real life and can not keep my eyes from it, it is so lovely and sweet and so me. Thank you for this lovely surprise, this card rocks !!! Lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Your pop up card is super great, I want cupcake now :D
Beautiful fence die and cute kitty!!
ps. love youre header full of your amazing cards!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Cathy said...

Awesome card! I love every single element!

Rae Ann said...

Such a sweet little scene! I love all of the stitched dies and the fence is too cute!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Let’s Hear It for the Girls challenge.

Billie A said...

Really cute card. Love all the dies and the scene is cute. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

Chana Harris said...

Great project and I love the story! You created wonderful scene and the inside "garden" is a lovely continuation of that story! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and cute kitty
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Anne said...

Thanks for entering our September card challenge - this is lovely!

Good luck.

Anne x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you so much for sharing your purr-fectly adorable card in the Sweet Stampin’ Cute and Cuddly Challenge!

Jen Leeflang said...

You created a cute little scene! Thanks for joining our theme challenge over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week - good luck in the draw. We hope you join us again soon!
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Samra Leshinski said...

Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Julie Schinkel said...

Such a super cute, sweet card! Thanks for playing along at Love to Scrap Challennge Blog. Hugs, Julie

Desire Fourie said...

What a delightful birthday card. It is so cheerful and purrrfect. Its perfect for our 3rd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this Card!! Love the scene!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Natalie said...

wonderful and cute card! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

marta szymanska said...

amazing card <3 I love all details <3 Thank you for joing to Scrap&Craft Challenge

Karen Howard said...

Ah, love this card! I love the snowy photo in your sidebar. My buddy was all white too!

I'm a fellow stamper who makes blank general and thank you pet themed handmade cards and donates them to animal shelters and rescue groups. I've just started a new blog, Sending Paw Prints, for this purpose. I love your cards and am hoping if you have a stash of pet themed cards or are interested in making some you'll think of donating them to Sending Paw Prints.

Thank you!
Karen Howard