Thursday, April 07, 2011

Spring Flower Pop-Up Card

First things first - I can't take credit for the design of the card I'm sharing today.  I decided I wanted to make a card that featured a flower box, and I knew I wanted the flower box to be three-dimensional.  So I googled "Flower Box Card" to see if anyone more clever than I am had figured out a way to do this.  I came across an AWESOME post.  If you in any small way like my card, please check out the original made by Brenda Quintana at Qbees Quest, and consider leaving a comment there.  This talented paper-crafter has laid out a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one of these cards for yourself.  I'm sharing my take on this super-cool pop-up card - my very first pop-up card, by the way!

So, here it is:
The outside of the card is decorated to look like the interior of a house.  I cut up part of a memory protector to be the window "glass".  Instead of ribbon for my curtains I went with patterned paper from the Sophia Paper Pack so the card would be flatter.  I do like the ribbon on the original card, though.

On the back of the card I created a little scene with a table and chairs.  The chairs are from the My Community Cricut cartridge.  I made the table by making a taller thinner chair on my Gypsy and then cutting off the top half.  One thing I added to the original design are the ties at the top of the card.  The fold is actually at the bottom, and I wanted a way to keep the card closed.  I concealed the ribbon beneath some crown molding.


If you undo the bows and open the card, here's what happens:

 

Ta-daaaaaa!  A cheery spring flower box appears!  All of the flowers are stamped images from the Friendship Blessings stamp set.  I added bitty sparkles to the hyacinths.  I did the random stamping of the "ground" on Pear cardstock with the leaves from Friendship Blessings and the Playful Flourishes stamp set.  The side of the flower box that peeks out the window looks like this:

Turn the card around and you see this:


I used the Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge to make the sign with the sentiment and the watering can. One last shot of closing the card:


I'm not going to lie...it took FOREVER to create the flowers in the garden.  Cutting out all those little tiny flowers...ugh.  It would have been much faster just to Cricut something instead!  I had a ton of fun putting this card together.  Can't decide if I can possibly bear to give it away to someone, though...

Challenges:  H2H - Showers & Flowers; Fantabulous Cricut - Spring (Pink, Green, Yellow)

28 comments:

  1. So very adorable and fun! Lovely!

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  2. WOW!!! Joelle, this is fabulous! Amazing job :) The window, the flower box, the chairs on the back...there is so much to look at. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at H2H!

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  3. Absolutly fabulous. very detailed and intricate work on this card. Love this. Looks like you had a lot of fun on this one. Thanks For Sharing.
    Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~Sandra V.
    OhMyScraps2u.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooooh, you did a fantastic job with this!!! I love it :) Thanks for playing at H2H!

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  5. WOW!!!! I love how your card turned out!!!!! The chairs on the back are too darling. I never think of decorating the backs of pop-ups, because I'm usually too exhausted after creating the inside and the front. I also love the whimsical flowers, the watering can and the "Happy Birthday" sign. Those are really nice additions. TFS!!

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  6. OH MY--I can't get enough of this card! It is awesome! I can't believe that even the back is decorated--complete with crown molding!! I'm thinking this would be the perfect Mother's Day card! Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial link.

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  7. So pretty! Love the details of the interior of the house. You did so well at customizing Brenda's instructions and making your own creation. Great job!!

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  8. Truly an amazing card, Joelle. Wonderful use of the Friendship Blessings stamp set, too. Thanks for playing at H2H this week :o)

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  9. WOW!! No words to describe. that is unbelieveable. QUITE impressive!!!!

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  10. Incredible card! Love the way the flower box just pops up with those gorgeous flowers. Great job and thank you for joining us at H2H!

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  11. Super cute, super ridiculously cute!

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  12. Wow! How long did it take for you to make this adorable card? I LOVE everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

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  13. JOELLE!!! Pretty amazing card, you have totally stepped it up. I am always so happy when you join us at H2H!!! Thanks again!!

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  14. This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing at FCCB.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  15. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE, your cad. So much detail and done so beautifully! Did I say I love it!
    Thanks you so much for playing with us this week at FCCB.

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  16. This is absolutely AMAZING!! What a gorgeous card! I'm not surprised that it took you so long as there is just so much detail - but your efforts are well worth it!! If you are not going to give it away, display it on your mantel for now!! It needs to be shown off!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB!

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  17. wow! Great job, I will have to check out her blog! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB! :)

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  18. Gorgeous. This is truly a piece of art. Thanks for joining us for the FCCB Spring Crawl this week.

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  19. ummm... ok... Wow, on two counts.
    1. your project left me speechless
    2. WOW your project rocks! I love it.

    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

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  20. Such a fantastic card. Really like it.

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  21. This is great! Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

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  22. What a BEAUTIFUL card you have created! I love how you decorated the back of the card, too. Thank you so much for joining in the Spring Fling fun with us this week at FCCB!

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  23. Beautiful colors! I would love to see a project from you in my blog hop!!! It is all about trying something new! Come check it out :) http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-hop-new-season-new-skill.html

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  24. OMGoodness!!!! I love this so much...SUPER job! Thanks so much for playing along this week at FCCB! :o)

    Lisa N.
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  25. Seen your card over at FCCB, just had to pop in and tell you, FABULOUS@!! I am a new follower, can't wait to see what else you make!!
    Cindy
    http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/

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