Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Pop-Up Birthday Card featuring new Mama Elephant products - Happy Birthday, Ma!

Hello everyone!

Today is my mother's birthday! My mom is so great about remembering everyone's birthday and never forgets to send a birthday card on time (in fact, it usually arrives early).  Her daughter (me), however, tends to prefer "just-in time" production... and so... Mama, here's your birthday card via YouTube (video here) and on my blog.  It will be arriving via snail mail shortly. Since the card is for my mom, I figured Mama Elephant products would be perfect. In addition, Mama Elephant just release a new stamp set last week featuring this super cute bunny rabbit named Pix.  I was born in the year of the Rabbit, so this stamp set was just calling out to me!


Inside (Pop-Up!)


Directions via YouTube:
  • There are many steps used in making this card.  It's easier to watch the YouTube video here to see how I made it.

Step-by-Step directions:
  • Stamp all the images on Copic-friendly paper and color with Copic markers.  Use the coordinating die-cuts to cut everything out.
  • For the inside of the card
    • Use the Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle and partially die-cut the interior card
    • Use the medium Pop-Up Trio die to cut the pop-up in the middle of this interior card.
    • Stamp the sentiment on the inside and heat emboss with Versamark Ink and embossing powder
    • Also heat emboss the "Happy Birthday" chit chat stamp
    • Adhere the party hat to the sitting bunny and attach the whole thing to the pop-up die cut
    • Adhere the speech bubble using foam adhesive
    • Glue the inside of the card to the outer card base
  • For the front of the card:
    • Use the Columbus Circle die to cut a window from the patterned paper
    • Use the Fine trimmings to add stitching to the top and bottom of the paper
    • Use the Sizzix circle die to cut a circle from white card stock; gently ink blend this circle using the Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores ink and glue to the front of the card
    • Tie a ribbon to the bottom of of the patterned paper
    • Using foam adhesive, attach the patterned paper to the front of the card
    • Attached the bunny with the heart to the front window using foam adhesive
  • Finish with Wink of Stella glitter pen
Have a wonderful, happy birthday, Mama!


1 comment:

  1. Very, very cute. I'm going to save this idea for my great granddaughter's 1st birthday.


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