10 Candles: A Pop-Up Card

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I was lucky enough to get to spend the weekend with some stamping friends, and during our time together, Lisa, an amazingly talented artist, showed us how to create a super cute pop-up birthday card. Just in time, too, because my DD is going to a birthday party on Saturday. :)
The front of the card is decorated just like any other card would be. I chose to use a cupcake image with a candle to go with the inside of the card. The image is colored with Copics, and I added a little bit of Stickles to the candle flame and some Stickles bling to the corners and sides of the card. The card has a twine tie because the pop-up inside the card keeps it from staying closed.
Here is the card, opened. Isn't it just adorable? Lisa had about 20 candles in her card, but this card is for a 10-year old, so I modified the size of the card and only used 9 candles in the center of the card, and one on the sentiment panel (for it to look right, I think you have to have an odd number of candles in the center accordion part). I added Stickles to the center of the flames. The candle die cuts are cut from a retired Sizzix die that Lisa had, but you could probably make your own candles by simply cutting long rectangles and adding a hand-cut flame, or even using flattened paper straws!

Here is a better look at the left and right sides of the inside of the card.

To accommodate the thickness of the accordion folds, this card has a small spine. It would have worked fine with a 1/4" spine, but I wanted to add a Happy Birthday label, so I made mine 1/2" wide.

I'm still trying to catch up from being away from home for 3 days, so this will be it for me for a day or two. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Got Ink?
613 Avenue Create Challenge #45: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Holiday Thanks
Challenges 4 Everybody #33: Anything Goes

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~ginny said...

Welcome back Cheryl and well done on your new pop up card design! I love the image you chose, and the candles popping up will delight your little friend! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes" – (with an optional twist of Holiday Thanks or a Hostess Gift) at our house!
~ginny DT for 613 Ave Create
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Maria said...

Sounds like you had a great time with friends...how fun! And, what a sweet card with cupcake and fab candles! Love the pop up design!

Dan said...

What a great pop-up card, I love the candles! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Diane said...

Super cut pop up...how fun!!

Conniecrafter said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun and always neat to learn new things. This card is just too cute, I bet she will get a kick out of opening that up and seeing all the candles, such great colors!

Chana Malkah said...

Great card! Sounds as though you had fun learning to do this! Love the coloring on the candle! Great color scheme for the card and the pop up candles are a wonderful surprise. Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Debbie said...

What a fun card!! Your daughter's friend will love this!!

Diane said...

Super cute pop up card Cheryl I am sure if will be a big hit.

Hugs diane

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Fun card!!! Fabulous card! Love the pop ups!!! I really need to make something like this for my mom, she would love the pop up effect!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful pop up card, Cheryl! The SB card base looks so elegant. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun 3 D card Cheryl! Love the beautifully colored cupcake! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, that's quite a card! Nicely engineered and lots of fun! Add to that the pretty design and coloring and you've got one fabulous card for a 10 yr old's birthday!

maria f. said...

What a work of art and craft of love. Lucky little 10-year-old!