Monday, October 8, 2012

Pop-up Greetings

Well amazingly I am entering a challenge this week!  I just haven’t had time for any extra lately, with my design team work for Just Add Ink and the Dirty Dozen.  But I have missed them.

My club hostess this month asked if we could do a Christmas Card and so I went searching for a good sketch and found this great one at one of my favourite sites Freshly Made Sketches.


I coloured the girl with watercolour crayons and sponged the card a fair bit for an “antique” look.  I used the core’dinations card stock for the first time too and I was happy with how it turned out.

I always like to teach my club something new and so I made it a Pop-up Gift Card Holder.  This is how the card looks on the inside.
There is a great tutorial for this on Splitcoast here if you’d like to give it a try.  I did change mine slightly though.


Ingredients :
Stamps : Greeting card kids, Curly cute
Card : watercolour paper, vanilla, crumb cake, cherry core’dinations, festival of prints dsp stack
Ink : stazon, crumb cake
Other : sticky strip, aqua painter, watercolour crayons, linen thread, big shot, petals a plenty ef, square punch

This card was lots of fun to make and nowhere near as hard as I thought it was going to be :)



  1. As I said to Mae, just wish I lived a bit closer so I could go to your classes. This fold is one that I have yet to try. Your image is beautifully coloured and I love the red embossed panel.

  2. Wow! What a fabulous card and gift card holder. Love your antique colouring too! It's so good to to see you playing along at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Wow ... love this Kathy! You have coloured that image wonderfully and as for the sweet surprise inside ... this will be a hands down winner in your class!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. Kathy, this turned out so great! Of course everything you do does, so no surprise there. :) I hope your club ladies enjoy it. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Super cute card. Love that stamp set.

  6. Such a fun card, love the colors that you chose! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. This is a fabulous card! I love the papers and textures, especially the core'dinations piece. You've done a fantastic job of coloring your main image, and the linen thread is the perfect touch. This is one of the best Christmas cards I've seen! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  8. Hi Kathy! Wow! I love your pop up card! Nice and clean design on the outside and fun on the inside. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Love the soft, antique look on this card, Kathy. Great idea for the gift card, too. Congrats on being a Princess!


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