Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3-D Flower pop-up card

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today :) I love having visitors!
So I have a little card share that was inspired by some junk mail! I love inspiring junk mail :) I used this mail to create a template for my card by simply tracing and cutting out the base on kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. In the picture above, you can see the detail on how I used the very awesome Around and About sentiments set from PTI to create a curved sentiment of "thank you so very much". Because these are acrylic stamps, I was able to bend the stamp to the shape I needed! Yay! Love that versatility! From the side, this is how the card looks when all four half circles are folded in on each other...like closing up a cardboard box...but prettier! :)
The last two pictures show how the card shapes up after it is opened. On the inside white cardstock, I placed a post it note in the middle as a mask and then randomly stamped with the dot and flower and then finished the edge with a marker line. I also lined the envelope with matching dot and flower paper. And ta-da! A cute little thank you for someone who deserves good snail mail.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides and Kraft, source of rose colored paper unknown
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink and SU!
Circle Punch: CM


Karen said...

Dana, I absolutely love that you always find uses for and inspiration in the everyday items in our lives! This is a fun, cute, and interactive card for someone to open up (like a present!)!! :>

Cheryl said...

This is such a great project! I love that the petals mirror the curve on the flaps. How creative!

Tracey said...

Hi Dana,

This is so cute. Just saw it for the first time.