I’m so honored to be part of the Scrapping for Less Blog Hop today! For my guest designer project, I created a twist pop card because I love interactive fun fold cards, and this style of card has lots of areas and levels to add oodles of ocean yumminess from the Scrapping For Less June 2018 Card Kit with the theme “At the Beach.”

I used the Blue Raspberry and the Nightshift Blue cardstock from the card kit to construct the twist pop card structure. Twist pop cards look complicated, but they’re really not if you take the assembly step by step (watching the video below should help too):
1. Card base (A): 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″
2. Twist pop mechanism (B): 8.5″ x 3″; scored at 2.75″, 5.75″, turn 90 degrees and score at 1.5″ (down middle); score an “X” through the middle and fold from sides into a house shape (video makes this much clearer)
3. Four panel scene pop up (C): 10″ x 3″; scored at 2.5″, 5″ and 7.5″; fold like a gate-fold card (toward the middle)
4. Position B centered inside A up close to the center score line of A.
5. Add glue to top triangle part of B and fold down A.
6. Flip A and B over and repeat adding glue to top triangle part of B and fold down A.
7. Open A and B, with B flaps all open.
8. Position C centered and on top of B, with gate-fold sides of C closed in toward the center.
9. Add glue to the upper right and lower left quadrants of B, then open C gate-fold sides out and attach to the glued areas of B.
10. Close whole card in, lifting up from the underside of B on both sides and the card will fully close. Re-open and the twist pop card mechanism will open up the whole card. VOILA!

Next it’s just a matter of decorating the various surfaces of the card (front, back, top inside, top bottom, 4 panels). With the Scrapping For Less June Card Kit, I had so many options, it was actually hard to narrow down what I wanted to create. For the card front, I knew I wanted to use smiling shark from the Avery Elle “Sea-Prise!” stamp set. I wiped away the crown-hat and the hat tie under the shark’s mouth before stamping it out. Afterwards, I doodled back in the lines of the shark image that were inadvertently wiped away with a 0.1 pt Copic Multi-liner Pen. Then I used the following Copics to color the happy shark: W1, W3, W7, W9, N4 and R22. I also re-emphasized his eyes with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen. I fussy cut him out and then used an X-Acto blade to cut a slit for him to pop up out of the ocean waves patterned paper from the Echo Park “Under the Sea” paper collection. I popped him up on some fun foam and added one of the chit chat speech bubbles from the Scrapping For Less Banana Split Add-On that says, “What a Great Day!”

This is optional, but for my card closure, I hot glued a pale blue satin ribbon at the bottom, between the card front and the card base. I hot glued another piece of ribbon at the bottom of the back of the card base. Then I covered that back side with a scrap of the Nightshift Blue cardstock. To reinforce the back panel as well as repeat the Echo Park fish used on the side of the card, I used the scrap of the fish patterned paper (the reverse side of the ocean waves patterned paper) from the Echo Park “Under the Sea” paper collection. Now I had ribbon on the front and back of the card that I can tie together into a pretty bow as the closure.

For the inside top panel of the card, I used the waves patterned paper from the Carta Bella “Summer Splash” paper collection and added a little yellow submarine from the Echo Park “Under the Sea Frames and Tags” cut-a-parts. for the inside bottom panel of the card, I simply added a pale blue scrap of card stock and embellished it with a cute little red crab also from the Echo Park “Under the Sea Frames and Tags” cut-a-parts.

For the 4 panels, I matted each panel with the fun bubble patterned paper from the Little Darling Rubber Stamps “You Are My Sunshine” paper collection. Then I just took the left-over scraps of the cute fish patterned paper from the Echo Park “Under the Sea” paper collection (this is the reverse side of the wave patterned paper I used on the card front) and fussy cut out a bunch of fish. This was very labor intensive fussy cutting, but I just put on some music and went Zen with my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors. 🙂 For larger (more focal-point worthy) ocean critters, I used the Echo Park “Vitamin Sea” stamp set and the LDRS Creative “In Your Face Orange” Hybrid Ink from the card kit, a little black ink pen, and the following mini ink cube colors I had in my stash to stamp out a turtle, clown fish, blue fish, seaweed, and jellyfish: SSS Orange Slush; and Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Deep Ocean, Lemon Yellow, Cornflower, Emerald Green and Navy.

Lastly, I decided to use the “just keep swimming” sentiment from the Echo Park Echo Park “Vitamin Sea” stamp set. I used a scrap of the Nightshift Blue cardstock, VersaMark Ink and Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder to stamp out the sentiment twice. Then I cut apart the words to space them out on the 4 panels so that it would look like the school of fish swimming across the 4 panels were saying, “just keep swimming; just keep swimming” like in the Pixar movie, “Finding Nemo.”

I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Scrapping for Less Blog Hop. The next stop on the hop is: Theresa. The fabulous At the Beach” card kit is available now. Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter on the Scrapping for Less Blog!

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!

CLICK the following video to watch the process tutorial of how I crafted this twist pop card:

CLICK the following picture to watch my unboxing video of the Scrapping for Less June Card Kit: “At the Beach” (pssst: it has a GIVEAWAY!):

This twist pop card is being entered into the following challenges: