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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StampOwl said...

Beautiful wedding card

Christine said...

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

MadeByMeghanK said...

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

Sue D said...

So clever and special for a wedding card.

Shonda said...

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.