The template supplied in the magazine is for a finished card measuring 14 cm x 14.5 cm. I prefer to make A2 cards. So I set out to convert the directions. This took a bit of time. OK It took quite a bit of time.
Once I got a workable template, I began constructing my own book card. The magazine says their pictured cards took almost an hour to make. That's not exactly my idea of a quick card. And since I didn't have a clear picture of how I wanted the finished card to look, it only took me about 2 hours to complete this pop-up book card....
|Front of folded card|
|Opened card with computer generated message ('bestest' is not a typo) on left and CTMH stamp on right.|
Open Minded Crafting Fun Grand Opening Challenge #1 - Using New Toys or New Techniques.
Dreamtime Design Challenge #3 - New Technique
Heck of a Challenge - New
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #77 - Something new
Come and Get It Challenge - Use something new
Heart to Heart Challenge - New Year New Beginning
The papers I used are from a special CTMH packet called Dream Pop which I purchased last year and then never used. You know how sometimes you buy stuff because it's a good deal and then later ask yourself why you did that? This was one of those purchases. So I am also entering the card in the challenges at
Art Impressions Challenge #125 - Expect the Unexpected! Use something from your stash
Our Creative Challenge - No More Shopping Sins.
Plus I am submitting it to these challenges:
ABC Challenge - "C" is for Colorful
A Little Bit Crafty Challenge - Celebrate
Card and Scrap Challenge #67 - Use flowers
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #1 - Use 3 Designer Papers
Simply Create Too (which is celebrating its 2nd Birthday, woo hoo!!) Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #195 - Fancy Borders/Edges
Here are some more photos of some of the steps involved in making this very special card.
|Card front inside|
|Card front outside|
|Right side of insert after cutting and folding|
|Wrong side of insert with score tape applied|
|Positioning of insert onto inside of card front|
|another view of finished card|