Tuesday 3 January 2023

Pop Up Wedding Card

Welcome to Karen Burniston's January 2023 Designer Challenge where she challenged her Design Team with the theme: "RUBBER BAND POP-UPS" - use any of the pop-up dies that require a rubber band for a card or project of any theme. (Ball dies, Surprise Cube, Bam Box)." I created a 'non traditional' wedding card for a couple who had a 'non traditional 'wedding last month!

Inside I used the Surprise Cube to animate the word CONGRATS, along with a pair of champagne glasses and hearts. My card is held closed with two magnets on the right flap, which is fun. I am going to have to order more of those magnets, as I know I will get a lot of use out of both the Surprise Cube and the new Bam Box in my card making.

My card started out as a 5 x 7" card, but I wanted to try this flap idea so the finished size is actually 4 x 7". I scored 1" from the inside right edge to form the flap, and trimmed 1-1/8" off the card front on the right edge.  I'm happy enough with the card, but next time I would just use one of Karen Burniston's flap dies. Now I know! 

You may notice my Surprise Cube looks a little different. I kept the sides folded to the OUTSIDE instead of tucking them in. Which of course meant they didn't fit inside without trimming a tiny bit off of those four outer corners. I thought I'd made a big mistake, but didn't realize it until after the card was in the mail. Karen B assured me it was fine, just another look for the Surprise Cube. Whew!

The cube folds down flat, then pops up when you open up the flap.

I am going to include a running tally on how many cards I make this year, not counting the ones I don't share here on my blog.  I donate 25 Birthday Cards each month to my Mom's old nursing home and don't often take photos or post the majority of those. A couple of times recently, I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since a lot of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 

2023 Tally: 15 Cards

Additional Supplies:
5 x 7" card and envelope
White cardstock
4 small magnets - K&J Magnetics
Gold Thread
Pink Copic marker

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  1. Another cretive way to use the surprise cube popup. Going to have to try this.

  2. WOW! What an amazing wedding card! There are soooo many little elements to it! I love the champagne glasses! Beautiful!

  3. So clever and special for a wedding card.

  4. I love how you used the surprise cube as a large bam box. I would have never thought of doing that. Opens up so many possibilities. Looks beautiful.


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