Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy 'Bear'thday To You!

This is the card I put together to send to my niece on her birthday last month. Went with a Surprise Pop Up style card using the tutorial by Beate Johns over at Splitcoast Stampers as a guide. Just changed up the sizing so it would fit my paper pieced teddy.

Pulling on the ribbon tab at the top of the card makes the slider pull up to make the panel with the teddy bear stand and reveal the hidden sentiment inside.

Teddy bear paper piecing comes from the Bear with Bucket and Shovel cutting file from Little Scraps of Heaven; but I swapped his bucket and shovel for a paper pieced cupcake from the Happy Birthday Cat cutting file from Kadoodle Bug DesignsBoth files are freebie files from a while back, but still available for purchase onsite.The fancy rectangle label used for sliding panel is another freebie designed and generously shared by Heather M. on her blog, Images by Heather.  Used Cuttlebug's Happy Birthday embossing folder on it to add some texture.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment that's revealed as the center panel slides up.The pink banner comes from Cricut's Wedding Solutions cartridge.

Side view shows how it all works! The slider piece in the back is large with space enough to add another sentiment, or even a gift card if you'd like. The one problem I recently encountered with this Surprise Pop Up card was that some recipients may not be able to figure out how to get it to work. I used this card style to make Mothers Day cards for my mom and mil, and found out a week later that they both weren't able to "open"  their cards! So sad!!! Next time I'll know to be sure to include a little note with the card with instructions...

4 comments:

Tina H said...

Oh this is so precious! I love that pop up feature! Very cool! As always all the beautiful details make your card extra special Eunice! Love it :)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your niece is sure to LOVE this birthday card. Sweet and cute to the max.

Lynn said...

The card is so lovely as it is that it is easy to believe that the recipient wouldn't expect anything more. I love the surprise element!

Kathy said...

Oh this is so sweet and adorable for your little niece! I've never seen a slider pop up card like this before, thanks so much for the link to the tutorial! I think you can buy punches or die cuts or stamps with arrows on them to indicate that the person should pull or maybe you could type "pull" or something like that on your computer and turn it into a little label and place it on the card?? Or you might be able to punch a little hole into the slider mechanism and put some ribbon into it and maybe that might help them think, oh, I wonder what this does?