Happy New Year Pop Up Card!

I know it's cliché but are you as surprised as I am that we are about to enter 2022? I'm not sure where the year went but it's coming so we should embrace it with celebration. 2021 has been no picnic but I'm hopeful for a better 2022 and beyond. Without further ado, let's take a look at this Pop Up New Year Card!

This card offers lots of dimension and packs a good punch but it also collapses completely flat and into an A2 envelope for mailing. Here's what it looks like flat.

This is a .svg pattern from Lori Whitlock called Hexagon Pop Up Card New Year. I cut it with the Cameo 4 machine but you can cut it with any machine that accepts .svg files. There are several pieces to this card but it's actually pretty easy and intuitive to put together. The pop up pieces all cut out with a number like the circle portion shown below for easy ordering in the base. I cut the inserts out of Pop Tone Whip Cream Cardstock. In this photo, you'll notice two #3 pieces. These glue on top of each other to give the piece extra strength. The black and patterned pieces below wrap around the base when the rest of the card is done. To start I glued the pattern pieces on to the black base cut from Basis Black Cardstock.

The next photo shows all five of the pop up inserts. Aren't the gold and black balloons, stars and champagne glasses beautiful! I used Stardream Metallic Gold and Onyx cardstocks to give these an elegant new year vibe. The mica coated cardstock is so perfect to amp up the glam!

Next I began working on the base of the card. I scored all the lines and then glued one side and folded it over. The slots are then located at the top of the card and are used to install all the inserts. Notice that there are five slots for the five inserts in the previous photos.

Here is the piece folded and glued.

The first insert to be glued in is the circle #3 piece. It will fit through the slot closest to the glue seam. Secure it with glue to the black cardstock center wall. Then place insert #2 in the slot in front of #3. Holding the pieces flat, glue only the tab to the black base as shown. Once complete, insert #1 in front of #2 and secure it the same way.

After securing the first three tabs, this is how the piece looks from the side.

Now do the same for pieces 4 and 5, making sure that the decorated sides are facing the front of the card. This is how it will look at that point.

To finish the base, glue the remaining large top flaps to each tab below. This forms the box base that supports the pop up function of the card. It should look like this.

Now all that is left is to position the black and patterned wrap around the base so that the glued insert pieces are hidden. There are two definite rectangle shapes in the wrap. These two sections are glued on the front flap and on the matching back flap of the base and the wrap. Then the tab at the end of the wrap is glued to the opposite end of the wrap. The wrap has score lines so it's easy to identify the two rectangle shapes that attach to the card base.

And that is all there is to making this stand out, stand up card! I felt its needed a sentiment so I stamped and embossed Happy New Year on to a piece of Basis Black Cardstock. I punched it out, embellished it with two gold enamel dots and glued it to the front of the patterned card base.

I think this will make an awesome card to give to the party host or hostess this year. It is sturdy and stands perfectly. I am in love with the beauty of the Stardream Metallic Gold and Onyx Cardstock too. This project just wouldn't be the same without it.

Stardream Metallic Cardstock is the perfect way to add some shine and shimmer to your projects and this month it is on sale! You will love all the colors this comes in. If you're like me, the hardest part is deciding what colors to use.

Thanks for stopping by today. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2022. See you on the flip side!

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Santa Clause Is Coming To Town!


It's Janet here with a very cute miniature matchbook card made with Art Impressions set 5442 - MB Santa Christmas Card. This is such an adorable holiday matchbook card! 

To make this Santa themed project, I first used 5317 - MB Template Die to cut out the matchbook base card. It's always best to use two-sided cardstock for the card base since both sides of this card are visible.

I cut out the window using the Template Die and a window frame out of red cardstock. Next I stamped and colored the scenery pieces for the card with Copic markers. I used a white gel pen to put in a few highlights. Isn't Santa just adorable? He seems to be taking a long needed break after a night of delivering joy.

The next step was to use the dies to cut out the scenery pieces. I installed them in the card base putting Santa on the right and the tree on the left. The cookies table and the sentiment go in the front. It's easy to tell where they go because of the tab placements on the pieces. You'll find it easy to put this together too.

The little matchbook cards are so much fun to make and even more fun to give. Everyone loves them because they are so unique and have such fun details. You can get yours at the Ai Store. 

Happy Creating!
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