Our daughter and son in law moved into a new "forever home" in December, and although I was little late, I finally put a card together and sent it off to their new address.
On the inside, I added this fun pop up house, which was inspired by a fabulous light up, snowy house Christmas card created by my dear friend Bev a few years ago. The tutorial and template to recreate Bev's amazing light up pop up card can be found here. I also discovered and learned a lot from a video tutorial by Duncan Birmingham, Tutorial 31 Pop Up House. If you are interested in pop ups as much as I am, he is on You Tube as "The Pop Up Channel" with video tutorials for many, many different kinds of pop ups. I really like that he takes the time to fully explain the mechanisms, how to construct them and how they work.
first housewarming card for my daughter back in 2012. I just downsized everything to fit this house. Cutting file for the tree is from Doodlebug's "Trees-Kitten Smitten" and rainbow is "Cute Rainbow" from Miss Kates Cuttables. Flowers and leaves for the flowerboxes were punched using mini punches from Punch Bunch.
It took a lot of practice tries and experimenting, but I guess was pretty happy with how this pop up house card finally turned out, despite the issues with the placement of the roof. However, I know I probably won't be attempting another pop up house like this anytime soon. The funniest thing is that just as I was getting ready to publish this post, I found out yesterday that Karen Burniston released 12 new die sets this month which includes dies to make a pop up house similar to this one. Darned.... if only I had waited a little longer before attempting to make this card! Now I might have to buy that die and eat my words about what I just wrote about not making anymore cards like this soon...!