Thursday 16 February 2012

Spiral Pop Up Card

I have another masculine card today - early for my Masculine Card Monday, but I just have to share.

Today's card was also inspired by the new interactive dies at Papertrey Ink.  When I saw their die to make this spiral pop up, I immediately thought of my Sizzix die. It is supposed to be used to make 3-D flowers, but it works perfectly for this application too!

I started with a 4-1/4" square card (which fits into a standard A2 envelope). The star is a Sizzix die, and I ran it through the Big Shot with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. The teal strip (which looks blue in the photo) was textured with a SU embossing folder. 

The circle was stamped with teal ink and punched out with a SU 1" circle punch. Then the pretty fabric brad was attached through all the layers. The tiny tag is a Tim Holtz die. I hand wrote 'Happy Birthday' on it and tied it around the brad with orange Bakers Twine.

Now for the fun part ... the inside!

Just look at all those floating stars!   Now this IDEA isn't new at all, but I haven't made one of these in years and years. It was really fun - and I'm so proud of myself to do something other than butterflies or snowflakes. Both of which I immediately think of when I see this type of card.  I am going to have so much fun with this idea -- and want to try cutting the spiral out of clear acetate which would REALLY make the attachments float.

The word is a Gina K stamp (stamped in teal), and the label is a My Favorite Things die. This card is being packed away for our SIL's birthday next month. While it's a little juvenile, I think he will enjoy the cheery colours. And then he will hand it to our Granddaughter who will love playing with it until it's a heap of scraps.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. what a wonderful surprise card!
    Hello and nice day from

  2. We're telepathic Karen......I was thinking of the same die when I looked at the PTI dies!
    Your card is fantastic, so glad you put it into practice, the sizzle spiral works brilliantly, I'm definitely going to try this with my 3D flower die :0)
    More money saved for other stash!
    Jenny x

  3. What a fab idea and a gorgeous card Karen! I love the idea of the spiral in acetate too.


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