I’m back from my 2 month hiatus! Boy did I need it, but I’m also really excited to be back. I am starting my first project with a mix of old and new items. For the interactive card structure, I am using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up Die Set along with the MFT Grassy Hillside Die Set (retired, similar HERE).

I’m making my nephew a fun pop up birthday card showcasing his newfound love of dogs. I used the quirky Waffle Flower Birthday Puppies Stamp Set and Die Set that features dogs with party hats and gifts as well as a pup from The My Favorite Things Friends at First Sip Stamp Set that I altered to make look like his new Bichon puppy, Bobo, with a party hat.

I used the following Copic colors (I’m very rusty, so please excuse the messy coloring):
Red: R14, R17 and R29
Pink: R20 and R22
Blue: B00, B01 and B02
Yellow/Orange: Y38 and YR07
Green: YG07, YG09 and G17
Cupcake candle and cake: Y38, R14, E22
Pomeranian: E00, E11 and E13
Bichon (Bobo): 0, W0 and W1
Dachshund: E11, E13, E15 and E25
Black and White Spotted Dog: W1, W4, and W7

For the card base, I used basic green card stock that I picked up at Lidl for $2. For the decorative patterned papers, I used the  Doodlebug Designs “Puppy Love” and the DCWV “The Pets Stack” (retired but still carried by resellers, which you can find by Googling them). I had fun also cutting apart some of the sentiments from the Puppy Love papers to further embellish the card flaps. To help the sentiments and the grassy layers pop a bit more, I also blended on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean on the edges.

I left the back panel straight (unfolded) and added a blue construction paper liner so I could write my note. But it seemed too plain, so I added a couple of extra sentiments from the cut apart sheet and then added puffy bone and puffy ball stickers from the Doodlebug Design Shape Sprinkles “Puppy Play” Sticker Set to match the papers and add dimension and interest.

CLICK on the following picture to watch the card making video. I show a sampling of stamp altering, Copic coloring and how to assemble and decorate the box pop up 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 Fun and Quirky Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Interactive/Fun Fold Cards Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner One for the Boys Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge



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