I am so excited to share with you all the special 80th birthday card I made for my mom. I was asked by Inloveartshop.com to do a review and post some videos of products that I could pick from their store, so I was thrilled that I was able to find some awesome dies at fantastic prices for this project. NOTE: My readers can get 20% off of their purchase at Inloveartshop.com by using the code: G-36967 at checkout!
I decided to use this Large Foldable Scrapbooking Album Die (I’m not sure why it was named this, but this die is perfect for making a super special 3D pop up card) to create this easy and fun 3D fun fold card. I used the die to cut and emboss some thick dark blue card stock as well as a beautiful Graphic 45 patterned paper from the Bohemian Bazaar Collection. I used a teflon bone folder to sharpen all the embossed fold lines of the dark blue cardstock. This made the accordion folding easy and crisp. Then I cut down the patterned paper along the fold lines. I then cut down each piece by 1/4″ on 2 sides of each patterned paper piece so that I could prep each panel of the card for a matted look. I glued down each patterned piece onto the dark blue panel of the card base. I alternated the floral side with the reverse yellow polka dot side on each panel for a fun energetic feel. I also took the dominant tulip image from another piece of the Bohemian Bazaar Collection and fussy cut it out using my Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors. I popped it up on double sided foam adhesive and free hand cut out a yellow polka dot mat around it before gluing it on the front vertical panel of the card.
For the sentiments, I used a combination of stamps from the following stamp sets as well as free hand writing with a Faber Castell PITT pen in XS point: The Greeting Farm “The Snuggle Is Real”; The Greeting Farm “I Love Mom”; and Power Poppy “Party Time”.
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Something Green Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional I Got the Blues
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Add a Heart Challenge