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tutorial for free standing pop-up card August 27, 2008

Today, I have a tutorial posted on scs that you can view –> here <–.  If you have any questions, email me and I’ll try to assist you the best I can.

I first fell in love with this pop-up card way back in April of 2007 at the Stampin’ Up! Virginia Beach Regionals.  I came home the next day and had to give it a try.  I also made this Ahoy, Matey one for my convention swaps last year (yep, crazy for making about 60 of them lol).

How cute!  Such a nice surprise on the tag once pulled out.  With this image from Eastern Blooms stamp set, you can add as much detail as your heart desires….or leave it stamped as is.  Either was is simply beautiful.  What I did: stamped the image in Kiwi Kiss on Whisper White CS; stamped image again in Rose Red and So Saffron ink on Whisper White CS; Yes…cut out the tiny flowers; adhere over your Kiwi Kiss stamped base image; apply any details to the centers of the flowers.  For the So Saffron Flowers, I added orange beads from Orange Bead Duo.  For the Rose Red Flowers, I punched rose red cardstock circles with my 1/8″ & 1/16″ Circle Punches, adhered, and added Crystal Effects over them.  I also had to add a flower in the sentiment for coordination.

Here is an upclose pic of the tag

Why I love this card is because it folds flat so it can be mailed.  And it is such a nice surprise to pull the ribbon and reveal a stamped tag….and it is free standing so it sits up for displaying.  How nice would these be if they were personalized and placed at a table as place settings to tell your company where to sit (ie: wedding or a holiday gathering/dinner).  And they get to take the card with them. 

I would love to see what you create with this tutorial.  There is a gallery on scs that I will be browsing.

Also, don’t forget about my World Card Making Day Stamp Camp.  Information –> here <–.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!

STAMPS:  Eastern Blooms, Inspired by Nature, and Canvas Background

CARDSTOCK:  Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White

INKS:  Same as cardstock above

ACCESSORIES:  Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Hemp Twine; Pewter Jumbo Eyelet; Vintage Brads Assortment; Boho Blossoms Punch; 1/16″, 1/8″, 1/4″, 1-1/4″, and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Crop-A-Dile Tool; Crystal Effects, Orange Beads Duo; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Sticky Strip; Mini Glue Dots.

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10 Responses to “tutorial for free standing pop-up card”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Gorgeous! I still have one of these I made right after I signed up 10 yrs ago! (Its a little dingy now…) My upline taught me, I was amazed then, and still amazed at the beautiful ones being made now! (Mine was made with the VERY old Posy and Bee set! LOL)
    LOVE it with the Eastern Blooms set!
    Thakns for sharing!

  2. Rhonda K. Says:

    Fabulous card! I love the pop up card. I have got to try one of them. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  3. Jenny Mick Says:

    Very pretty card! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

  4. This is fabulous! Ilove it! TFS! XO, Mimi

  5. Your card is gorgeous and your tutorial ROCKS!!! I made one for Halloween and it is posted on my blog – thanks for the great inspiration! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  6. Beate Says:

    MJ, your card is gorgeous. Your tutorial was so clear and precise. Thank you so much for writing it.

    Hugs and smiles

  7. Nancy Riley Says:

    Mary Jo, your tutorial on SCS is very well done, and your design of the samples is fantastic! GREAT job!

  8. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    Dude! You were at VA Beach Regionals??? Are you going this year in November? I would totally love to meet you!!! Gorgeous card, too!!
    Sherri aka sherristampsalot
    ssbsmmallory at verizon dot net

  9. Lori Says:

    Thank you for this tutorial! I tried it this weekend and JUST LOVE IT (just posted images on my blog)! Mostly – thanks for your continued inspiration! I’ve learned so much from so many others willing to share their creativity… and you’re a huge part of that! Thank you!

  10. […] gun and it’s stuck.  I was glittering up the base to make a pop up card that I had seen on Mary Jo Albright’s blog. Lucky for me she had a tutorial ~ here’s my version . […]


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