I spent the day taking my dad to doctor appointments to check his pacemaker and then to see his cardiologist. For the last couple of months he had been hiding the fact that he was gasping for air and having difficulty doing any physical exercise. It turns out that he has been in atrial fibrillation a lot and this could be causing his feeling of breathlessness. We are going back to trying a beta blocker to add to his daily fistfuls of medicines, and thankfully as of day 2 it seems to be helping.  Please keep us in your prayers or send good vibes our way that this improvement continues.

Anyway, as with all the holidays and birthdays this crazy year, Father’s Day kind of snuck up on me. So today, I whipped together this fast fun pop up card for my dad. I used 3 die sets from InloveArtShop: Cute Love Heart Alphabet Dies (SKU: DMZH813): https://bit.ly/2z3JaeK ; I Love U Pop Up Card Die (SKU: DMZH514): https://bit.ly/2ze11A1 ; and Hollow Heart Frame Dies (SKU: DMZH385): https://bit.ly/2xCpZZ6 PLEASE NOTE: My readers get 15% off their entire order at InLoveArtShop by using the coupon code: FSCraftyPaws at check out.

The inside of the card was super easy to craft using the I Love U Pop Up Card Die. I die cut a piece of white card stock with the I {heart} U die that results in a card liner about 7.25″ x 4.5″. Then I folded up (mountain) along the dotted lines by the tops of the letters and heart, and folded down (valley) along the dotted lines by the base of the letters and heart.  I cut the card base from shimmery red card stock to measure 7.5″ x 4.75″ so that there would be a 1/8″ border all around. Lastly, I used wet glue along the back of the white card stock (except for the pop out tab areas) and lined up the center fold with the card base center fold.  I also lined up the inside of the heart and glued that white die cut into place. Using a bone folder I burnished down the white card liner to make sure all the glued parts were secure.  To add an extra sparkle, I die cut the I {heart} U again from red metallic card stock and fussy cut out the tops and bottoms so that I could glue this high shine layer over the heart dotting the I as well as the I {heart} U.

For the card front, I used plain white card stock just a bit smaller than the card base. Then I die cut the middle sized Hollow Heart Frame Die from the same shimmery red card stock. Lastly, I die cut the letters from the Cute Love Heart Alphabet Dies to spell out “BEST DAD”, using a couple of the spare hearts that were left over from the letters as decorations.

Although this was a fast-to-craft card, I think my dad will really like the fun pop up element.  He loves interactive and unusual cards and will have no idea how easy this was to make. 🙂 CLICK on the picture below to watch the card in action:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional No Designer Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner You’re The Man Challenge

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