Tuesday 19 January 2016

Sparkling Birthday Cake Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

Today I have a second card to share for Karen Burniston's January 2015 Designer Challenge. It's another Birthday Card, this time a very feminine one. The pretty roses patterned paper has glittery bits on it so I paired it with pearlized and glittered card stocks.

The 'Celebrate' comes from Flourished Gift Frame, and the butterflies are from the Butterfly Pivot and Butterfly Accessories.

After yesterday's card using the Ring Frame Edges as banners I had to try a different Frame Edge from the set for this card. Cut from green pearlized card stock I embellished it with Glitter Dots. I love finding other uses for our dies than what they were intended for.

Inside I used the new Cake Pop-Up. Oh, this is such a cool Pop-Up! You can use so many different patterned papers and/or colours to change it up for any occasion, including masculine cards! Karen Burniston has a YouTube video showing how to assemble this card which you can view HERE. She recommends that you try it first on some scrap paper and I agree. It can be hard to see the fold score lines when using patterned paper if you are unfamiliar with assembling the Cake Pop-Up.

The Lorna Label Pop-Up is such a nice shape, I used it here and fussy cut the white mat. The label was die cut from pink pearlized card stock then coloured outside the stitched lines with a Copic marker. The white banner was hand cut, and the stamps were selectively inked, stamped and coloured with coloured pencils. The butterflies were cut from the same silver glitter paper used throughout the card, and coloured with Copics.

I used the scalloped border from the Pull Card Edges for the top edge of the inner card, added a strip of silver glitter paper, then the Ring Accordion Edges as a banner across the top edge above the cake. Honestly, I'm just hooked on this idea.

Finally, here is a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better. Before assembling the card, I adhered some DSP behind the cake opening so you wouldn't see the pink patterned paper on the outer card through the Pop-Up opening.

I hope you will check out the rest of the Designer Challenge Team to see what they've come up with for this Designer Challenge. Their blog links are on the right. Karen Burniston will have her post tomorrow (Wednesday) on HER BLOG.

Cake Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Accordion Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lorna Label Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Flourished Gift Frame (celebrate), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Butterfly Pivot (butterfly), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Butterfly Accessories (butterfly), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Just a Note Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - coming soon!
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7010 Glitter Lines - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic markers
Coloured Pencils - Prismacolor
Pearlized paper - DCWV
Glitter paper - Stampin' Up
Pink Metallic card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - K & Co

Card size  6 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. beatiful card and the papers are wonderful


  2. Just love how you used the decorative paper with the pop up die. You created a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.


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