Pop Up Prezzies

it’s time for the february rudolph days challenge, hosted by maureen (scrappymo), where we create holiday cards every month instead of waiting until the last minute mail date.

penny black christmas teddy front copyright linda snailzpace.com

i painted this cute bear from a new penny black set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper and added glitter to the snow on the top of the letters. i sponged the tree and used permanent markers to colour the clear gems, stamped the dots in white ink on red cardstock, cut it into a circle and attached it to a doily die cut circle. to finish off the card i added pop up prezzies using designer paper, card stock and my scor-pal. (see end of post).

as always it’s an anything goes theme and the challenge ends the last day of the month.

i’d like to submit this card to the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #56 February ANYTHING GOES.

thanks for popping by.

card stock pop up mechanism:

there are pop up dies to avoid measuring and cutting into paper but the cut layer needs to attach to the inside of a card to somewhat cover the cut areas. i wanted an easier method and these mechanisms that have been around for a while can be used directly on the inside of a card.

1/2″ x 2 1/2″ card stock, scored every half inch with tape on the end section to attach to the first section for a basic square that would extend a pop up 1/2″ away from the card fold.

for pop ups that would extend further out, like 3/4″, adjust measurements: 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ scored at 3/4″, 1 1/4″, 2″, 2 1/2″.

the difference between the 1/2″ and 3/4″ extensions; attached with tape to the back and bottom sections.

for my card sample, i wanted a row of prezzies so instead of creating three mechanisms, i created one: 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, scored 4 times at 1/2″.

the one piece pop up mechanism:

any questions, contact me.


stamp: penny black bear, hero arts snow dots, clearly besotted sentiment and paw
dies: impression obsession tree, impression obsession stitched presents, taylored expressions bow, marianne design doily

7 thoughts on “Pop Up Prezzies

  1. Really cute card. The teddy is sweet, and then the inside looks like a fun surprise! Neat tutorial, too.

  2. Hi Linda,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    oh this card is so brilliantly created and such a clever design too.
    Love the cute Bearsitting on top of the Merr Christmas.
    Wonderfully coloured also.
    super interactive inside as weel.
    Just love tis design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Well now…how absolutely darling is this!!! I love the special little row of gifts on the inside! Thanks for sharing the details with us, and for entering our challenge this month at Scor-Pal! Hope to see you again in March!

  4. Oh WOW I love this pop-up card! Such a cute little bear and then when the recipient opens it, Wow! A tree and prezzies! I love it!

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