Hello everyone. This is Nichol Spohr and I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Spellbinders this month. Interactive cards are one of my favorite things. And pop up cards? They take the cake! The pop up cards I’ve mailed to friends and family are always a huge hit. Today I’m going to share how I created this prehistoric pop up scene with the new Die D-Lites Dinosaurs and lots and lots of other Spellbinders dies.
Four panels and four inserts were die cut from brown cardstock using the Heart & Home Scalloped Pop Up Box dies. On the box panels, I stenciled and stamped the panels of the box to add that prehistoric “character” I was going for. It’s much easier to do any embellishing of the box panels when they’re flat and then assemble the box and add the rest of the die cuts.
On each of the inserts I added a trimmed down grass die from the Die D-Lites Picket Fence Dies.
Landscapes were created by die cutting a Card Creator Classic A2 Waves Borders Die from brown cardstock, inked up the embossed edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and applied them to the card flaps.
Dinosaurs were die cut using the Die D-Lites Dinosaurs Dies, clouds and a sun using the Die D-Lites Sun and Clouds Dies, and palm trees using the Die D-Lites Palm Trees. The embossed areas on each of the die cuts were inked with Distress Inks to add texture and interest. The eyes, mouths, and scales on the dinosaurs were embellished with black and white pens.
The images were adhered to the pop up card inserts and flaps as shown.
A sentiment was stamped on the front flap and the card was finished with some heart shaped enamel dots.
Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:
- S2-273 Sun and Clouds
- S3-317 Dinosaurs
- S3-320 Picket Fence
- S3-249 Palm Trees
- S4-788 Classic A2 Waves Borders
- S5-233 Scalloped Pop Up Box
- PL-001 Platinum 8.5 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ’N One
Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers cardstock, Lawn Fawn Guava cardstock, Lawn Fawn Chili Pepper cardstock, Lawn Fawn Paper Bag cardstock, Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cardstock, Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar cardstock, Lawn Fawn Sunflower cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock; Lawn Fawn Rawr Stamp Set; Simon Says Stamp Good Reading Background Stamp; Simon Says Stamp Irregular Dots Stencil; Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink; Ranger Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Lucky Clover, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey; Sakura black and white gel pens; Doodlebug Ladybug Hearts Sprinkles; Adhesive: Ranger Multi Matte Medium
I hope this has inspired you to try a pop up box card. Thank you so much for joining me today and I look forward to sharing more die cutting ideas with you soon!