Monday, March 18, 2013

Pop-up Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for the king of Stamps, Ted at Stampers Anonymous. I do not have too many birthday stamps and had to improvise a bit with this card.

The man holding the balloons on the front of the card is a Tim Holtz stamp. He normally holds an umbrella, but I thought balloons were much more appropriate for a birthday card. The balloons were cut out of glossy cardstock and then inked with various Alcohol inks.

The real magic happens when you open the card and out pops a big birthday surprise! I cut the inside of the card using Karen Burniston's die and followed her floating floor tutorial.

I stamped the presents with various distress stains and a Wendi Vecci Background stamp. I then just free hand cut out the rectangle shapes and glued some paper ribbon and twine to them.

The sign poles were cut using another one of Karen's dies. This time I used the Flagpole die. I needed to cut into the pop up portion of the card a bit for the poles to sit straight.

I am entering this card in the Add a little POP challenge over at Inspiration Emporium for a chance to win a gift certificate. I hope Ted and anyone else who has a birthday in March has a very happy one! Thank you again for stopping by.


  1. Very cool!! I'm so glad you entered it in the challenge. Good luck!

  2. Another creative idea from you Stacy, great job!!! I'm sure he'll love the card!!!

  3. Thanks for joining our March challenge at Inspiration Emporium!

    Wow, this certainly is a big surprise popping up inside! Awesome!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  4. Wow! This is really cool, Stacy! Love the colors and the way you did the poles with the hanging sign. Very cool extra pop-ups on the floating floor, too! A masterpiece!