Sunflower Pop-Up Card Tutorial!

Hi friends, It may be cold in your neck of the woods but you can send some sunshine with this fun pop-up card!


Watch the video to see how it’s done and then try it yourself! I did use a die for the pop up parts but they would be easy enough to hand cut. I actually came across these when I was doing my year-end supply assessment and decided I really wanted to give them a try!

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I hope you enjoy this project and til next time happy crafting!

Pop-Up Twist Card!

Hi friends! I love to make interactive cards! This card is really good because all you have to do is open it as normal (sometimes I have made cool cards but you need to explain what to do with them like if they have a pull, slide or scratch off element) and “bam!” it’s pop-up action time! In these photos you can see the card opened and closed.



I think I am going to make a father’s day card for my dad using this template, I think he’ll get a kick out of it…I’ll make it a little less flowery though LOL! Watch the video to see how this goes together and if you need more guidance I’ll have handy links below the video. 🙂

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I hope you give this card a try and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Pretty Pop-Up Cards-No Dies Needed!

Howdy friends! OK, I want to see a show of hands, who avoids making pop up cards because they think they are too hard or because you thought you needed an expensive die? OK, now put your hands down, grab your cardstock and scissors and let’s get to work!


I want to point out in the first card I show in the video I had inked the pop-up portion to look like a wrapper around the flowers, I did that by placing a post-it note on each side of the fold and swiping it with a color duster. Also I had stamped ut some individual roses and added them to the bouquet with pop-dots (foam tape.)  I guess I had a brain cramp when I was filming the real one and forgot LOL! Also gluing the foil to the outside of the pop up or adding a scrap of patterned paper would be cute too. The sky’s the limit!


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White cardstock
Stamps {Rubber Stamp Tapestry} sets used: Brambly roseCherry Blossom
Dye ink (memento)
Craft knife
Stencil brushes or sponges
Foil candy wrapper or wrapping paper
Small paintbrush

Follow along with the video and have fun! I hope you give it a try, and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Pop-Up Gift Card/Money Holder!

The next time you want to give the gift of cash (or a gift card) try this!


This card was designed to hold money at a wedding but you can change-up the motif to suit your needs. Watch the video for full instructions!


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Stamps ( Polka dots and Backgrounds
Washi Paper
Money Envelope or gift card
Cream cardstock
Punch or die (or scissors)
Foam adhesive and double-sided tape
Washi tape

Cut card base 3 1/2″x11″ and score at 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Fold in the center and cut the gift card notch. Stamp and decorate as desired.

Another tip would be to make a bunch of the pop up card bases at once and decorate as needed (like the last-minute birthday parties your kids get invited to) so you will always be ready! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School 18: Problems with Pop-ups? & Whimsicle Watercolor!

Howdy friend! Today I am remaking the birthday card I gave my sister last weekend.


It was a pop-up card and she loved it (so it was totally worth the time an aggravation LOL!) I thought “Hey, this will go so much easier the second time I make it because I can do everything correctly now and I can show you how to do it right…

…not exactly, watch the video to see how it really went down.

Then it occurred to me that this is how many mechanical cards go, even with fancy dies or equipment there is still quite a bit if figuring and fussing to be done. It is kinda fun actually. I really wanted to post this video, awkward parts and all, to show you that things can be a challenge for everyone, even people who have been card-making for years.


That watercolor crayon technique though, that was cool and easy, eh? You must try it. You can do just about the same thing with your watercolor pencils too, experiment with what you have. Speaking of, you don’t need fancy dies to make pop ups, it can make it easier but all you really need is an xacto knife to cut the slits and tabs. Not that I am slighting the Stampendous dies in the least, they are fantastic (but their stamps are even better so if you have to pick and choose the stamps are always more versatile.)



  • 1/2 sheet of heavy cardstock cut the long way and scored in half. I am using Recollections 110#
    cardstock weight pattern paper cut 10 1/2″x4″ for pop up insert (you can use other pattern paper for accent too!)
  • Watercolor paper: one panel 4″x5 1/2″ for card front and some for stamping jar and flowers (I used Canson XL)
  • Watercolor crayons (I used Lyra but any brand is fine-you can even try pencils or paints!)
  • Build a Bouquet stamp from Stampendous *Dies also available NOTE!!! These are out of stock many places but Hallmark scrapbook is getting more in and they have the lowest prices on Stampendous cling stamps and dies I have seen! (Affiliate link)
  • Pop Up Dies from Stampendous
  • Scissors, double-sided tape, hot glue

I think in hindsight that the flower pop-up card is more difficult to do that other designs that have smaller, less jagged pieces but I just love that set and wanted to use it. Feel free to adapt it to your tastes. Let me know if you attempt this design or if you plan to use the watercolor technique and til next time happy crafting!

Video Tutorial: Pop-Up Slider Card!

Howdy folks! This weeks challenge at Oriental Stamp Art was to make a pop-up slider card. Since I have never tried this type of card before I decided to give it a go:


FYI the card on the left shows the card with the tag pulled out, the one on the right has the tag pushed in…It will make sense when you watch the video. The blue ink I used is Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue.

It was really fun and super quick to make (like 15 minutes!) and these beautiful Asian stamps from About Art Accents were just perfect. Remember you save 10% on all About Art Accents and Art Neko Stamps with my coupon code: Lindsay10% Ain’t it good to have connections 😀 Here is a real-time video on how to make this card, see I told you it was quick!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Poppin’ Parasol!

Before I begin I have fabulous news to share (drumroll please…) I have been offered my very own column in Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine! Guess what it’s called? The Frugal Crafter!!!  I am beyond excited, my column will debut in the October 2012 issue! OK, I better stop patting myself on the back before I dislocate my shoulder. 🙂 You might have noticed this card from Monday’s video tutorial. I used the sketch from Oriental Stamp Art again to decorate the front:


But the fun happens when you open it up…


It’s a pop-up parasol!


Here are the details: All stamps on this card are by About Art Accents/Art Neko. I colored the geisha with Inktense watercolor pencils.  To make the parasol you need honeycomb paper. You can buy it or make your own using my honeycomb paper tutorial. You stamp the parasol on a scrap of paper, cut it out and fold it in half and trace it on the honeycomb paper. Cut that out and glue to the inside of the card. Be sure to do all of your stamping and coloring first.

Tips for working with honeycomb paper:

  1. Make sure the design you are cutting from the honeycomb is symmetrical and the middle of the design will line up with the fold of the card. I had to stamp my geisha crooked so the parasol would lay flat on the fold. Live and learn 🙂
  2. Large shapes work better, 2″ tall shapes are great but anything over an inch will work.
  3. The tissue is delicate, be gentle while opening it. If you see a spot come unglued just put a wee dab of glue from a glue stick (you can use a toothpick to apply it) on the spot and close the shape to let it dry. Good as new.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing my awesome news today, til next time happy crafting!

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