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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Interactive Blog Hop - Stop# 11, DAY 1

Welcome to the coolest blog hop that I've ever been invited to participate in featuring interactive cards...cards that move, pop up, fold in interesting ways, or look 3-D.  I personally cannot WAIT to see what my brave and talented blog friends have come up with! 

You have arrived at stop# 11 and should have come from Heather's fabulous blog, Operationcricutdesign.  If you stumbled upon my blog, I highly encourage you to start from our hostess, the awesome and talented, Monica, from Scraps2Treasure.

For Day 1 of this 2-day blog hop, I chose Diamond Pop-Up / Spring Card
So much of this card is new to me...This is the first time I have tried to make the Diamond Pop-up/Spring card.  Although it took me a while to figure it out, I love how it pops out of the envelope and stands up.  I didn't get a chance to add a sentiment, but this card is going to friend, who's having a birthday.  The image is a digi-stamp from LaLa Land Crafts.  I just love their little Marci character.  This is the "Birthday Marci."  To see how the card works, click the 30 second video below:
video

Supplies:
Tools you will need: Paper trimmer, Scoreboard (I use the Martha one)
Base of Card:  5” x 10” strip (Recommend a solid 2-sided cardstock)
Accent pieces: 
  2 – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” squares design/patterned paper (Cut diagonal to make two triangles ea.)
  1 – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square solid color paper
  1 – 3” x 3” square solid color paper (Recommend same as base color)
  1 – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” square solid color paper (Use for stamped or other design)

STEPS TO MAKE CARD:  I highly recommend looking for a video on YouTube or Split Coast Stampers for how to make a “Spring” or “Diamond Spring/Pop Up” card.  I found an awesome one here from Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts.  What a great YouTube channel filled with videos on how to make some really cool cards! 

At first, I struggled with this card, even with Dawn’s helpful video.  To further help you, I have added some photos and tips below.  Once you view Dawn’s short video and use my tips, making the card will be a breeze…It's such a fun card, and you will just love how it turns out!

o  Place base paper (5x10) onto scoreboard…Score paper at 2 ½” and 5”:

o  TIP:   Make light pencil marks at 2 ½” score line (A1, top + A2, bottom) and at 7 ½” score line (B2, top + B1, bottom)...
o Putting these marks will provide place to line up paper on score board, when scoring a line for folding large diagonal creases.

Tip:  Use bone scoring tool for a nice, smooth crease.  The better the crease, the cleaner the folds will be for the card.

o  To cut top point of diamond (which is the center front of card).  Align the B1 mark and C along the cutting edge of trimmer, then make the cut.

 
**  IMPORTANT TIP:  This step was not featured on the video, but I HIGHLY recommend it to ensure nice straight creases, to help the diamond pop up straight.  Rather than just fold the paper at the diagonals, score the line first using the pencil marks I mention above.  Just align the paper at a diagonal keeping the two opposite pencil marks (A1 and B2, for example) in same score line.  Once they line up, hold paper down firmly and score a line...(Tip:  To ensure papers line up properly, I drew lines on every inch of my scoreboard.)

Once you have the lines scored, fold down creases firmly with scoring tool. 

o  The diagonal score lines should be folded to a nice clean crease. The creases should create a nice clean "X" right on the 5" Score line.

o  Fold in sides to form the "spring"...
Fold that bottom flap under and glue bottom triangle to that flap...

o  Now, you have the base of the diamond pop up card...embellish and have fun!

For the envelope, you will want to use 5 1/2 square.
Hope you like the card!  It was a fun challenge...Now for Blog Candy:  Two opportunities:

1.  Michael's Gift Card, $15 (If you don't have a Michael's near you, I will work to get you another craft store's card).
2.  La La Land Crafts,  Two of any DIGI's (individual selections only, not collections..My faves are Marci).

In order to win these items, you MUST:  Visit my posts on both Day 1 AND Day 2;  leave a comment on both posts, AND become a follower, if not already.  I will verify this and using Random.org will pick the winner.  PLEASE BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR BLOG AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment field so that I can contact the winners. 

Good Luck! :))  Thanks for stopping by!
~ Angie ~

27 comments:

Rachelle said...

That is such an adorable card, I am a new follower, and it is fun to be in this hop with you.
Rachelle

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Vicki said...

I have not seen this type of card before but it made me smile when I first saw it..So cute!!! THanks for the tips to go wtih the tutorial!

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Patricia said...

Wow awesome tutorial love the card.
~Patricia

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cute and a great tutorial.

Lori Apgar said...

Love your card and detailed instructions!! Following!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

So cute. I've never made one, but I too LOVE Dawn's projects on Youtube! :)

TFS,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
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Debc06 said...

What a great card technique. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.
Already a follower
Debbie
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bluecrayons said...

im just loving your card with a smile on my face. marci is so stinkin cute. your friend will love getting this for her birthday, i no i would.

thanks for the detailed instructions.

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sweetpea1077 said...

Wow, that is so neat! Thanks for sharing this.

Carla said...

I love your card, it's so different and cute. Thanks for sharing your project with us along with the directions and tips. Thanks for the chance to win too.


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Cathy said...

Love your card, I am a follower already!

The Bookin Room said...

Oh my that looks complicated!! You are definately ambitious and I can't say that I would've had the patience to follow through with that. I'm glad you did tho cause that card is uber cute!! TFS!
xoxo Charity

Jill Angel said...

Oh wow great card! Thanks for such a detailed tutorial! I'm a follower :)
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Jodie R said...

Very cute card! You explained it beautifully. Thanks for the exra tip too. I can't wait to try it!

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Liz said...

what a wonderful card, and thank you for all you instructions. You are awesome and very talented!

Aly's mom said...

Cute card and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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smyiow said...

Cute little card! Great job with your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

PS-I'm a new follower :)

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FMonty said...

Great card! I don't think I've ever seen one before so TFS :)

lorby said...

That's a cool card that I've never seen before but would like to try it. You're directions are written nicely and like the videos you added. A video is worth a 1000 computer typed words. : ) http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

Kris Dietz said...

You did a great job with this card. It's cute. I appreciate the extra directions at the end as I have tried making these myself and you are absolutely right. Thank you for sharing. I've been a follower for a little while.

Kris
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Bunnyfreak said...

Love this type of card. Thanks for all the detailed photos and measurements.

Eva said...

great card and what a cute stamp.
I am your newest follower. Come visit me sometime.
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Judy said...

Ohhh - this looks so complicated, but fun to try! Yours turned out just beautiful and the instructions are wonderful! I am already following...
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A Creative Journey said...

WONDERFUL card and tutorial! You have inspired me to have to try it! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you already aren't at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com

Amy E said...

Wow! That was an awesome tutorial! It looks involved, but I may just get the courage up to try one as soon as I get a scoreboard!! Your card is just beautiful!

Oh, and I'm a new follower!

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scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGoodness! I just love this! So cute. I love that fold and think I may have done it before but I can't remember for sure. :p Anyways it's really neat and very cheerful! TFS!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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shersl84bed said...

Your cards turned out super cute. I just made one like this the other day and was surprised at how springy it is.

Smiles Sher
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