Beauty Abounds Pop & Twist Birthday Card
L ovely interactive card featuring butterflies and flowers.
4 1/4 x 11 Crumb Cake scored by 5 1/2
3 x 8 Crumb Cake for Pop-up Mechanism
4 x 5 1/4 (2) Soft Sea Foam Cardstock for top and bottom panels
4 x 5 1/4 Soft Sea Foam for Card front
4 x 5 1/4 Balmy Blue (to cut top layer of Butterflies)
4 x 5 1/4 Flirty Flamingo (to cut bottom layer of Butterflies)
3 3/4 x 11 Crumb Cake for focal piece. Score at 2 3/4" from both sides. Turn over and score at 5 1/2.
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (2) DSP for panels
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (2) Flirty Flamingo for decorated panels
1" x 4" strip DSP for bottom panel
Balmy Blue and Flirty flamingo scraps for butterflies.
3 1/2 x 4 Flirty Flamingo for Happy Birthday Die cut.
Die cut the large top layer butterfly arrangement from Butterfly Beauty Thinlets in Balmy Blue. Arrange smaller butterfly thinlets around large die and cut them all together.
Die cut the large bottom layer butterfly arrangement in Flirty Flamingo. Arrange smaller butterfly thinlets around large die and cut them all together.
Die Cut Happy Birthday from Flirty Flamingo.
Using Subtle TIEF texturize the Soft Sea Foam card front.
Stamp the two inside panels with Lovely Lipstick ink.
Stamp the back of the card and your envelope.
While the card is flat, adhere the Soft Sea Foam texturized card front. Using fine tip glue pen (or the adhesive sheets before cutting) attach the two layers of butterflies to the card front.
Pop Up Mechanism
Score at 4" on the long side (center)
Score at 1 1/2" on the short side (center)
Mark the top and bottom at 2 1/2" from each corner with a pencil.
Score and X from mark to mark. The center of the X should meet at the center of the cardstock where the other score lines intersect.
Burnish all score lines with a bone folder, folding both ways on each fold.
Push the long center score lines toward each other until they meet. Fold the sides back. The center X should form triangles front and back, with the folded sections inside together.
Mark the center point on the fold of the card base, 2 1/8".
Center and adhere one side of the pop up mechanism, putting glue only on the triangle area.
Add adhesive to the other triangle and close card to adhere.
Note: For this tombo glue or another strong adhesive is advised.
Layering Top and Bottom Panels
Mark at 2" on the 4" side and 2" down on the longer sides. Cut from the side point to the center point on each side to form a triangle that fits inside the pop up mechanism.
Adhere to the top and bottom panels of the card.
Add the HB die cut to the top panel using Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Add the DSP strip to the bottom panel. This is where you would write a personal message and sign the card.
Fold the scored panel into a W shaped booklet and burnish the folds.
Add the DSP to the 1st and 3rd panels.
Add the stamped Flirty Flamingo Panels to the 2nd and 4th panels. Embellish with die cut butterflies.
To assemble the card, center the booklet at the top of the open card, ends upward just inside the edge, with the back page facing up.
Apply adhesive to the pop-up mechanism above the fold on the right side, covering about 1" from the end. Close the card to apply the adhesive to the booklet. Allow to dry before turning over to do the other side.
Apply adhesive below the fold on the left side covering about 1' from the end. Close the card, bringing the booklet to the card's edge with the left side of the mechanism closed on top of it. Press down to secure the adhesive and Allow to dry.