Pop Up Display card - Not a Stamp in Sight!

This week sees my eldest sons birthday. To be honest, I'm not so sure any of my family are fussed about a handmade card, but they get one whether they like it or not!

As much as I love my crafting sometimes, just sometimes, either your heart isn't in it or you've lost your mojo and have an empty head. Even those of us who craft on a regular basis can run into a block. I took a look at my hoard of stamps, dies and other paraphernalia and couldn't get one idea together. Some sort of butterfly/floral creation wasn't going to make the grade, added to the fact that I try to make a different style card every time.

My search led me to a lady called Sam Calcott, who has a huge following. I CASED her card but simplified the decoration - I knew I was chasing time to get it into the mail! Below you can see what I made - a pop up display card.

Admittedly I did use some retired dies but it was the first time that I'd used the current 'Just Want To Say' die (Floral Gallery dies), it cut beautifully and released from the die so well. It's large enough to be a focal point too. Another first was opening the patterned paper (Artistry Blooms DSP) the colours are so vibrant that I've just been waiting for a chance to use it ... why do we do this? It's like buying a dress and putting it into the back of the wardrobe for a special occasion! Crazy, huh?!

I must admit, the paper colour combo did give me the perfect reason to cut up the retired Noble Peacock foil sheets in my stash (similarly stashed away, waiting for the 'right moment' to use it!). The inside of the box part of the pop up is lined in Brights DSP.
The card fits into a custom made envelope made from the Artistry Blooms DSP.

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I hope you like todays card, thank you for stopping by!


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