Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Corner Pop Up Card video & Rodent Damage!!

Hello Crafters.
This morning, I posted my video showing how to get perfect edges on the Corner Pop Up Card. As you know, this video has been a real challenge for me this week but I succeeded in the end and I'm very pleased with the result.
As you'll see on the video, I made several attempts - using non- Stampin' Up! cardstock - to make this card without my extra cut line but all attempts failed.


I was given a swap at Telford in April from Dee Copus-Read Not only had Dee made a Corner Pop Up Card, she also made a wired, beaded charm which she fixed to the front.

In my video, I show you how to get perfect results everytime. It's a fabulous fancy-fold card and I'm sure recipients will love it. As this card has at least three sides that need to be decorated, I used four stamp sets for the images and the sentiments. 

These are Foxy Friend, Ready To Pop, Mixed Borders, and Barnyard Babies. Other products I used are the Layering Oval Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, the Classic Label Punch and the Fox Builder Punch.

I've also included three photographs of the rodent damage that has been done to my car. The first photograph shows the cable that obviously provided the best part of the meal! Fortunately this was quite straightforward, and not too expensive, to fix!
The second photograph shows a nice tidy pile of ??something that has been chewed from inside the lid of part of the engine block. The third photograph shows the inside of the lid and the well-chewed white "part"!

Sorry about the terminology I'm using but I really don't know what goes on under the bonnet of a car!!

When we arrived home, hubby opened up the bonnet to explain what was what. Whilst we were checking it out, we noticed some chewed grey sponge sitting tucked away in a back corner. It was this grey sponge that first alerted hubby that something was amiss because he found a pile of it on the floor under the car! 

Neither of us are happy about putting traps done to kill the rodents, so we're going to try the more rodent-friendly methods first, starting with Lenor Dryer Sheets. 

I've put a fair few around the garage, on the floor, near the doors. We've also put three under the bonnet and rather than run the risk of forgetting to remove them before driving off, we've left the bonnet open! I'll keep you posted if we have any more visitors.

Finally, I had my first check up with my orthopaedic consultant since I had the Steroid Block Epidural in my spine at the end of May. Unfortunately, as the effects only lasted a couple of weeks, he's referring my onto another consultant who deals with pain management! Watch this space!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing this Foxy fancy-fold card tutorial ... once again, I simply marvel at your patience and perseverance in order to achieve the excellent finished results. Also really appreciate your additional tips and tricks along the way to make it easier to avoid snags and disappointments for the rest of us! Thank you so much for that!! A really, really sweet card!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you enjoyed this project. Also pleased you find the tips and tricks useful. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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    1. Hi, William. Not quite what you may expect to see on a cardmaking blog! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.