Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Pop Up Book Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

Today's video is week four of five weeks of fancy fold cards.

I decided to make this as a 6" x 6" card, and have also included instructions how to make an envelope for the card. 

With the folds and the layers, this is quite a bulky card and has a really super weight to it. 

Using the Envelope Punch Board, makes making envelopes a walk in the park!

If you've never thought about buying an Envelope Punch Board, I really recommend you do. 

They really come into their own when you make a non-standard size so you never have to worry about an envelope that will fit, but they have the bonus of being used to make boxes, too.
The two stamps sets I used are Big on Birthdays and Layering Love - both brought forward from last year. 

To make the first card - my test card! - I used a retired colour, i.e. Watermelon Wonder.

I ran out of cardstock for the layer I needed for the back of the card, so I used Calypso Coral. 

I really don't think anyone would notice!

During the video, I didn't mention about where the sender could write their message! 

There are three options I can think of. Firstly, just leave the Designer Series Paper (DSP) off the back of the card; this would expose the Whisper White layer underneath. 

Secondly, if the DSP is a pale colour, like the Powder Pink, greetings can be written directly onto that. 

Thirdly, if the DSP is a busy design or a dark colour, a shaped die cut of Whisper White Cardstock could be adhered to the DSP.

From the photographs of the insides of the cards, you'll see I decorated the cardstock in two different styles.

For the first card, I stamped randomly over the area that would remain exposed with a flower stamp. 

For the second card, I stamped the same stamp I used on the front of the card, but I didn't colour it.

I have enough die cuts, layers, stamped images,etc. left over from the card I made in the video to make another card.     

On this next card I'm thinking I may colour the image in, but I'd do a test piece first to see what the colours would look like! 

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



  1. Hello Jan I am definitely going to make this for Greg for our anniversary along with the Poppin Card for a bit of fun, this is really beautiful, great job Jan as always hugs Lindsey x

    1. Hi, Lindsey. I'm so pleased you're going to make one of these for Greg. Very special card for a very special man! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Oh my! What a beautiful and extravagant card is this! I've never seen anything quite like it! You have done a stellar job of it too ... and I particularly appreciated your reinforcing the card back for greater stability, especially given all that was happening on the front and inside of the card, it appears to an excellent choice. I can't imagine how being of the receiving end of such a card might be ... definitely a prize winner. Thank you again Jan, for an impressive tutorial ... such care and attention to all the details!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. You've chosen a very good word in extravagant; you're right, it is somewhat! But for the special people in one's life, absolutely ideal! So very pleased you like today's project. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.