I’m super excited to help celebrate Emma Lou’s birthday! Here is a picture of her with all the cards we created for her.
As a surprise we decided to do a Blog Hop so everyone can see all these lovely cards! When I was trying to decide what type of birthday card to create for her I came across a picture of a card that when I tried to follow the link the link was broken so I cannot tell you where this originated from. As there were no instructions I decided to create my own. I hope you like it 🙂 I call this card a Fold Back Diamond Popup Card.
The Hop will start at 8am EST on Thursday August 11th and close on Tuesday August 16th at midnight.
Heartfelt Creations will post a winner for the hop on Facebook on Wednesday 17th August and I will also announce it on my blog.
They will use Random.org to select a blog (numbered in order of the hop) and then again a comment from the blog!
The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim they will need to send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop” in the subject line.
The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.
Finally here is your blog hop participants, make sure to visit every one for more chances to win:
and the card open:
So today I thought that I would show you step by step how to make this card.
Take a piece of card stock 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ and place it on your scor board. I colored the scor lines so you can see. First we need to make the cut lines shown in Red. From the back of your card stock measure in 4 3/4″ from the left side (remember your card stock will be backwards right now since you flipped it over) and make some marks repeating at 6 1/4″ from the left side. Draw a line 2 3/4″ down from the top between the 4 3/4″ and 6 1/4″ marks and repeat 4 3/4″ down from the top. Once your lines are drawn you will need to use a sharp knife and cut on these lines. Now it is time to scor. The green lines are Mountain folds and the Blue are Valley Folds. The first Mountain fold is at the 2 3/4″ mark and the second is at the 5″ mark between the 2 cut lines. The valley folds are at the 4 3/4″ mark and the 6 1/4″ mark between the cut lines and also at the 5 1/4″ mark on the top and bottom of the cut lines.
Once your scoring is complete fold your card stock so it looks like this. You will find it easier if you work on the center pop out section first.
Now it is time for some paper. I cut paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection 1/4″ smaller so you have a nice 1/8″ gap on all sides. Make a throw away template that you can trace to make it easier or simply measure and cut the pieces. That is what I did!
Attach the panels to your card stock.
Using another piece of paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection you will need a series of squares. I placed them out in the pattern required for demonstration purposes. Starting from the left side, you will need two squares 2 3/8″, another two squares 3 1/8″ and finally one square 3 3/8″ that you will cut in half diagonally. Also notice that one of the 2 3/8″ squares has a piece cutoff. Trim off 1/2″ so that the square will attach to the pop-out.
Attach the center square first ensuring that the piece is flush to the left.
Take the other large square and attach it directly under the first square when closed. You will need to use a glue that gives you a bit of time to adjust the position to ensure that you get it in the perfect place.
Now add the 2 pieces from the square that you cut in half as shown.
Finally add your last 2 squares as shown. I positioned the squares so that the points are on the fold for a nice visual appeal.
Repeat again using another piece of paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection 1/4″ smaller then the previous pieces.
Decorate as desired and try to give this one away! I had a hard time. lol
Thanks so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day!