Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Strike Up The Band

I have some exciting news to share!!!
I am now designing for Anna's Craft Cupboard! :)

I got to play with the adorable stamp set Strike Up The Band by My Favourite Things.  How lucky am I?!!!

I just LOVE this set SO much!!!  These bunnies are super cute and so fun to colour and play around with. The set comes with lots of fabulous sentiments and they can be used for so many different occasions.

I also used the MFT Strike Up The Band Die-namics Die which makes things so much quicker and easier when you have a lot of images to cut out.

I wanted to make giving a gift card a bit more special, so I made this Pop Up Gift Card Holder.

These are the instructions if you’d like to give it a try J

  • ·         Cut 2 pieces of paper 4 x 5.5” and score at 1,2 and 3” on the short side.
  • ·         Apply strong adhesive tape on the 1” sections on the correct side of the paper at the top and bottom of one piece.

  • ·         Attach this scored piece to inside of card aligning at centre score line. (Mine is attached to bottom of dark star piece)

  • ·         You are folding this over and around to make a little “step”.

  • ·        Align other end of scored piece at centre of card base and adhere to other half of card. (Mine is attached to top of white piece).

  • This is how it should look from the side.

  •     On the second piece of paper, only attach approx. 2cm of tape at top and bottom of one edge. And then attach tape to top and bottom of other edge as in previous piece.

  • ·         Attach this scored paper (the edge with the 2cm tape on it) to the front of first attached piece aligning at base.

  • ·         Then fold over and align end of scored piece at base and adhere to card base. (Making a second “step” which is attached to the first).
       The gift card slots in between the 2 steps.

The pop up holder is now complete and ready to decorate J

I coloured the rabbits and used the dies to cut them out.
This is such a time saver and they look neater too!!!

And for the rabbits on the inside of the card I cut out an extra rabbit shape from white card and attached it to the back of the coloured bunnies.  It looks neater and gives them a little extra strength and support to stand up smartly.

The inside sentiment is a stamp from the Strike Up The Band set and so are the drum and trumpet.

The card does end up being a little bulky because of the gift card and all the fun stuff happening on the inside of it J.  So it is best to tie it closed somehow.  You could tie a nice bow with ribbon or use a belly band but I’ve just tied mine with some twine.

Copics used :

E 41. 43
W 00, 1, 5, 7
Y 11, 15, 28
R 27, 29, 30, 59

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial J

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Pile it on : Interactive and/or Birthday
Word Art Wednesday : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Use a stamp for your sentiment
Sweet stampers challenge : Animals

And you definitely must check out the My Favourite Things section at Anna’s.  There are just so many CUTE and FUN things to play with!

Thanks for dropping by today :)



  1. This is such a wonderful card.
    The card would also fit perfectly to our challenge at the Sweet Stampers.
    Check it out :-)

  2. Your card is fantastic, great design and i love the Bunnys.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  3. Super gemacht.
    Danke daß du bei den Sweet Stampers mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  4. Wow oh wow oh wow!! I love these bunnies but you have created something really amazing with them Kathy - LOVE this! Thank you for sharing how to make the pop up, I need to try this! Hugs xx


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