Wednesday, April 7, 2021

For An Egg-stra Special Granddaughter

 This is the Easter card I made to send to our granddaughter this year. She's old enough now where she enjoys pop ups and interactive cards so it's fun trying to come up with new ideas to surprise her.
For the paper pieced bunnies on my card, I used an older svg cutting file, "EGGstra Special" (now retired) purchased from Kadoodle Bug Designs a few years ago. I kept the front of the card simple, layering cardstock for the background and running the blue cardstock thru Stampin' Up's "Cloudy Day" embossing folder for the sky.

On the inside, I added one of my favorite, the Pop Up Accordion Panel, or aka Twist Panel Pop Up.

Just for fun I used egg and flower shaped panels in place of the rectangular panels typically seen with this style of pop up. Sentiments for the inside and front of the card were computer generated, using Bryce ttf.

Side view here shows the pivot mechanism which holds the accordion folded panels and creates the fun twist and pop up action of this style of card. 

There are many video tutorials for this type of card on YouTube if you do a search for "Twist Panel Pop Up Card". I usually like to watch several different ones since everyone has different helpful tips and tricks to make the assembly of this card go smoothly. 

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Your granddaughter is one lucky kid to have a creative grandma like you. Your fancy cards will surely make her happy even when she is older with kids of her own. She'll know that she is loved because a special grandmother took the time to create cards just for her. Keep up the beautiful card making!