Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hello Friend Coffee Cup Pop-Up

Good morning friends

I'm back today with another card for Karen Burniston's new release ... this time I paired the COFFEE CHARMS with the new COFFEE CUP POP-UP.  

If you follow my blog, you may recognize the floral paper - a few years ago I mistakenly ordered 30 of them instead of 3 so I'm still picking away at the stack.

Look how cute the to-go cup looks as a card embellishment rather than a charm. It's easy to snip away the charm hole piece if you don't need it to dangle.

Here is the card opened ... where you get to see this cool dimensional to-go coffee up. This die set is brilliant! There are slots at the back of the card for you to slide in a gift card. Or not! I chose to add a sentiment panel instead of a gift card, and adhered it under the gift card notches.

Look at the curve of the cup!

The HAPPY BIRTHDAY die makes another appearance here, and the stitched scalloped border is from the TROPICAL SCENE. Another die that is going to get a ton of use.

The napkin is so cool, and it even has the embossed edge that you often see in coffee shop napkins. I used paint splatter stamps to mimic the look of splashed coffee.

I thought you might like to see the back of the card, where I adhered the gift card sized sentiment panel.

While making this card, I had the idea to use the coffee cup as a stand alone gift card holder and it worked like a charm. I will share that project in a few days.

Tips & Tricks
When I make a Pop-Up card, I almost always start with the inside. This one was no exception, but as I got the coffee cup adhered, the card was having trouble staying open because of the tension between the two napkin halves. Karen Burniston has an assembly video where she mentioned using a heavier weight card stock but I found as I built up the card with paper layers etc, it started to lay flat on it's own.

This card doesn't lay completely flat because of the foam tape I used on the front embellishments. I'm ok with it but it's something you want to be aware of. If you want your card to lay open completely flat then keep the dimension to a minimum on the card front.

Patterned paper - Basic Grey
White, light teal, teal and pink card stocks
Copic markers
Paint swooshes stamps - Your Next Stamp
Wink of Stella
Pink striped patterned paper - Lawn Fawn
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Sakura glitter pen
brown fine point marker
Fun foam

Card size - 5 x 5", which fits in a 5 x 7 envelope

Thanks for stopping by today


sansuey said...

I love seeing what you've created! I can hardly wait to play with the new (along with older) dies.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pop up card !

StampOwl said...

Fabulous card, love the sentiment in place of the gift card

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic pop up card! This die will be pn my wish list! LOL

Hetty said...

Wow, delicious pop-up card!
beautiful colors of paper.