Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Precious Moments…

Good morning.  I want to share another anniversary card with you that I finished over the weekend.  This is for a younger couple that we really enjoy being around.  This is my first attempt at the “surprise pop-up card”.  I followed the tutorial here, most of you probably recognize the artist, Beate Johns.  It was much easier that I thought, and you can make it any size.  

Here is a picture of the card when it is closed.


These are photos of the full size card, one opened as you would see first.

And this one, with my handwritten message on the back.  You could also put another stamped sentiment here if you like.  I placed some dark green paper under the back of the card so you could see the tag more fully.

The paper I’ve used is Basic Grey, and I thought it was beautiful.  The two blues and dark green are regular card stock.  I used a MS punch and a Cheery Lynn die for the top of the card.

I added a button, ribbon piece for a bow and some pearls to finish it off.  Of course there is also ribbon on the end of the tag.  (I made it this color by coloring a light blue piece with my dark green Sharpie marker.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges – anything
Shelley’s Images – anything
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – buttons and ribbons
Tiffany Doodles – digi
Frosted Designs – ribbon
Totally Gorjuss – someone special
Corrosive Challenge – anything but Christmas
Just Tracy’s Crafts Challenge – celebrate
One Stitch At A Time – anything
Stamp + Fun = Creativity – favorite materials – ribbon
Craft Room Challenge – die cuts and punches
The Crafty Pad Designs – anything but Christmas
Meljen’s Designs – shaped card
Party Time Tuesdays - ribbon
Lily Pad Cards – buttons
Sunday’s With Chrissy – anything
Really Reasonable Ribbon – anything + ribbon
Pile It On – bling
Paper Playtime – anything + sentiment
Ladybug Crafts Ink – bingo: buttons, dies, pearls
Everybody-Art-Challenge – anything
Wags ‘n Whiskers – fancy folds
Basic Grey Challenges – anything
Secret Crafter – celebration
The Cutie Pie Challenge – card + sentiment
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – shaped card
Sparkles Forum Challenges – anything but Christmas
Bearly Mine Challenge – anything

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving nice comments.  They really encourage me.


dj1952 (Debra)


Linda w said...

This is so adorable Debra, very sweet image and that flourish is fabulous too. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, had a look at it. Hugs lin

Debs M said...

thats lovely, im sure they will love it x

Dorcas said...

This is so cute Debbie!

Catherine said...

This is so cute and that image is fabulous....

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

How sweet! Love the easel and that tag in the back!

Babs said...

Really nice Debra & thanks for the link. It seems a bit complicated, but once you watch the video it becomes clearer. I love interactive cards so will have to give this a try. TFS
Luv, Babs xo

craftymum said...

This card is so lovely Debra. I have never tried a pop up card before.

A while back you sent me your email address but I have looked through my emails and can't find it. Could you send it to me again?


hugs Sarah x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Never tried one before - seems to be too difficult for me..
Yours is great!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Love the image and design.xxx

Lori Apgar said...

What a great easel card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs this week!

Jenny Evans said...

Gorgeous card! Amazing work! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so cute.

princesskitten said...

Love that trim

kitten - Shelly's team

Hazel said...

A beautiful card with gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

ScrappyAndrea said...

Lovely image!
Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Andrea

Zoechaos said...

Super card Beautifully made, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This pop up card turned out beautiful.
Love the image and fun die cut on the top.

Happy Holidays
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Linda said...

Wow this is a stunning card, lots of lovely details to look and something just a little bit different. Thanks for joining in with the Just Tracy's challenge this month - hope to see you again next month.

Dawn said...

Stunning Card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but Christmas Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Maria said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and such an unusual design! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

hazel said...

I love your card - it's fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
Happy Christmas.
xxx Hazel.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so pretty, love the image and style of card. Thanks for playing at TG.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job on your fold card. Thanks for joining us at Wags-n-Whiskers for our Fancy Folds Challenge, and please come back to join us again real soon.
Karen - Design Team Member

P.S. I have a lovely little schnauzer also. Her name is Belle. She is salt and pepper mini - the love of our lives.

Karen Letchworth said...

I forgot to mention, I have a give-away this week on my blog. Hope you will stop by.

pinky said...

Thats totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles 'Anything But A Christmas Card' challenge xx

Esther said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the colours you have used and the die cut over the top is the perfect finishing touch..Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge and wishing you a Happy Christmas..Esther xx

Helen said...

Awww...so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & Pile It On!
Helen x

Diane said...

Oh a lovely sweet card Debra !!

Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Debi said...

just love this, and beautiful colours and colouring thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Candace said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs! Hugs! :)

Nancy said...

This is such a wonderfully designed card, I love the sweet image! thanks for joining in the button challenge at Lily Pad Cards.

Jan Hennings said...

This is an adorable card! Too CUTE! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons anything goes challenge with ribbon!!!

Bettina L. said...

This is one precious surprise pop up card. Love the design with those gorgeous colours and the punch around the image. Love the sentiment and that cute button and bow in the corner. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back next year for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Marie said...

So very cute. Adorable card. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs