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”.
CLICK on the picture below to watch my entire Inloveartshop DT package as well as a “how-to” on this special 3D card:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
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
What a gorgeous project!
Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- good luck!
Thanks so much Kelly!
Great card! Cool patterned paper 🙂
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! 🙂
Thanks for the sweet words!
Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to your mom! 🙂
Thanks so much! It’s her birthday today!
Really cool fold and fabulous colors! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge. Please join us again real soon!Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator
Thanks so much Joy!
Great card! Thanks for posting. I just got this die from inloveart and will be using it for the first time tomorrow.