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Crafty Today: Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

These pop up box cards are all over Pinterest and I have been obsessed with them for about two years.  I will share my cheater way of creating these fabulous cards without using rubber stamps.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Jillibean Soup paper
  • Jillibean Pea Pod Parts
  • cardstock
  • scoring board
  • adhesive
  • foam dots and tape

Follow this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to create the box.  Add assorted pea pod parts to the flaps, straps and inside front of card using the foam tape and dots.  Add embellishment and sentiment to the back of the card.

You want to add the pod parts to the straps in ascending order so it doesn’t block the inside front of the card.  Also, having varying thicknesses of foam tape and dots gives you the flexibility to stack the pod parts and adds emphasis.  I used my favorite Cricut cartridge, Tiny Treasures, to create the 80 on the inside front of the card.  You also can make an envelope for this card using the Envelope Punch Board and choosing size 6×7.  This card has enormous wow factor so you should make it for that special person in your life that will truly appreciate it.  I created this card for my mother-in-law and she had it on view for weeks.  I hope you try it!


Cricut Friday: Milestone Birthday Card #4

What an achievement!

What an achievement!

My sister-in-law’s mother just celebrated her 88th birthday. A card was definitely in order to commemorate this special birthday.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the raspberry cardstock so it is a finished size of 4″x 4″ and cut the pale pink cardstock to 3.75″x 3.75″.  Cut all of the pieces for the 88 at 2″.  Adhere the layers of the 88 together.  Run the pale pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the 88 to the embossed cardstock.  Following the instructions on the Envelope Punch Board, cut the pale pink cardstock to the appropriate size to create a 4″x 4″ envelope.

In the Japanese culture, 88 is a milestone year and is part of a long tradition of celebrating longevity.  The character for rice, which symbolizes wealth, nutrition and other wholesome things can be broken down to its basic components and rearranged as 88.  Fascinating and what a wonderful tradition!


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