Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sliceform Pop Up Birthday Card

 Today I'm sharing a birthday card and gift card holder that have fun new (for me) pop up mechanisms.
I kept the front of the card very simple, using mostly metal dies and punches. I used Craft Emporium's Balloons Galore dies for the stitched balloons, and paper punched stars from glitter cardstock. I also used a "Celebrate" word die from MFT and created a shadow for it in Make the Cut Design Studio.

Then on the inside...this super fun sliceform style birthday teddy bear pop up! I think I mentioned before how sliceform cards always intrigue me. So when Lori Whitlock came up with her collection of cute sliceform cards, I was over the moon!

Although the design of this sliceform style is very simple and basic, for me it provides a perfect starting point where I can play and experiment with new creative ideas. The neat thing about many of Lori Whitlock's sliceform cards is that they utilize the same sliceform base and you can interchange the decorations and embellishments on them to suit the occasion of the card you want to create.

For my card I chose to mix and match decorative elements from two different files, "Valentine Bear" and "Birthday Presents". Installing the sliceform base was a little fiddly at first but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. 

I used Whimsy Stamp's "Birthday Word and Shadow" Set and Hello Bluebird's "Happy Birthday Words" dies together with the balloons on the inside of the card.

It was lots of fun trying this new style of pop up card for the first time. I'm looking forward to trying out different design elements on this base to come up with cards with varied themes.

I also made this matching gift card holder to go with the birthday card. This little box with sliding drawer was constructed from cardstock cut with Karen Burniston's "Slider Box Die". It's just the right size to hold a gift card, which pops up as the drawer slides open. The little box  you see right behind the gift card in the third photo is a rubber band activated "Bam Box"  which causes the gift card to pop up. This little "Bam Box" is also constructed from Karen Burniston dies and can be used to pop up all sorts of panels or embellishments in almost any card. I can hardly wait to use this little "Bam Box" to add pop up animation to my cards.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Thanks for introducing me to two new interactive paper constructions. Both the pop-up match box gift card holder and slice-form mechanism are new to me. They seem like they would be fun to play with and I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future. Your work is always so cheerful and uplifting. Thanks for sharing!