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Pop-up Birthday Wishes

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I was challenged tonight to create a card inspired by something “sweet” so I created this pop-up tent fold birthday card.

I used assorted cardstock (Stampin Up and American Craft) and patterned paper (Echo Park and Scrap Your Trip).

If you’d like to re-create this card, here’s how:

It’s an 8″x8″ base that is scored at 4″ down the middles and then again on the angles. Then cut 3 pieces of patterned paper at 3.75″ x 3.75″ – one you keep square and the other two you cut on the angle to create the 4 triangles. Finally cut a 3.5″x3.5″ piece of plain cardstock on an angle for your message! I used a small piece of velcro to secure the bottom square of the card but it isn’t necessary.

Happy crafting!

Tri-fold Card – Celebrate Today

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I love everything about homemade cards! They are fun to make and really allow me to be creative. Plus when I send them I know that my friends and family appreciate the time, love, effort I put into making them. Of course, I also love receiving them and I am lucky to have quite a few friends who are card makers too. The card I’m sharing today is called a tri-fold card. I used the Animal Safari paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co. for the patterned papers. I just used scissors to fussy cut my butterflies and then foam squares to pop them up. I used American Crafts card stock and cut the floral pieces on my Silhouette Cameo 3. Finally I used Simon Hurley Create dye inks from Ranger.

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Thinking you’d like to try it yourself? I’d love to see your version! Here’s the lowdown:

Base card: 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/4″, 4″, and 6-3/4″
Layers: 2 pieces at 1″ x 5-1/4″, 2 pieces at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (1 of these will have your sentiment); 1 piece at 4″ x 5-1/4″. The shaped piece on the cover (can be round, floral, etc) is approx 2.5″
Envelope: The card fits in a standard A2 envelope