I got many beautiful birthday wishes this year including some lovely handmade creations. One of these was from a fellow demo & friend – Nicole Wilson – who made me a pop up slider card. It was awesome, and as much as I loved it, I confess to taking it apart to see just how it was made!
And since then I’ve been making lots of pop up slider cards for special occasions.
So, I’ve made lots of these over the past few months, but this particular version was made for a special friend – and it included so many of my favourite new Stampin’ Up! products.
There’s Sweet Sugarplum (favourite colour), Jar of Love bundle (one of my favourite bundles) and Blooms & Bliss DSP (def in my top 3 DSP choices!).
As usual, I tweaked the measurements to make the most of the DSP & Australian cardstock sizes. So, my finished card front measured 4″ x 5-7/8″.
This meant that I had to make slight adjustments to the other pieces so it all lined up. Good thing I like maths & numbers!
My adjusted pieces were:
- Front (DSP) 4″ x 5-7/8″
- Back 4″ x 5-7/8″
- Scoring/cutting for the front panel 3/4″ from each edge
- Scoring of DSP (middle panel): 1-1/4″, 3-3/16″ from bottom edge
- Pull up piece (that sits in the middle of the card) 5-1/16″ x 3-1/16″
- Pop up piece (that sits on the middle front panel) 2-1/2″ x 3-13/16″
Note: some of the measurements are slightly wacky – I think this is due to “loss” that sometimes happens when scoring & cutting. If you follow the above measurements, it all works out in the end. Alternatively, you might like to visit Dawn’s video tutorial to take down the measurements she uses.
There’s something about this card that just tickles my fancy. I think it’s the combination between the colours, the style and the overall sweetness that makes it one of my most favourite cards (ever) to come from my craft table.
Thanks to Nicole for a fabulous birthday gift, to Dawn for her generous sharing of her ideas & designs and to Stampin’ Up! for putting together such an amazing line up of products for 2016. Feeling the love tonight! Kelly x