Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Not-So-Quick Card

Last week I received the January Quick Cards magazine in the mail.  On the cover there is a photo of a "Glam New Fold" and inside are instructions for pop-up book cards.  They are gorgeous and I've never seen or made one.  (My followers know how much I love to make folded cards!)
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.
Seeing as how this is a new fold for me, I am entering it in.....
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 
and also  
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


  1. Wow, Debi - That's beautiful! Well worth your time! Those patterned papers are gorgeous too! Imagine how excited the recipient will be when they open it - it will blow them away.

    P.S. I sent you a little something in the mail today - now don't get too excited, it isn't much, but I wanted to let you know it's coming - I think the mail from here takes about 10 days or so.

  2. This is really cool! Love it; thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. woooow this is super cool! No kidding it took long to do but that result is totally fabulous! So worth all the effort. And I'm sure that the next one will not take as long for you to make now that you have made the template! Thanks for sharing the way you have made it!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  4. This is very cool! I love that design. The colors are so much fun too. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. Renee

  5. Wonderful design, great colours, thanks for joinin gus at Open Minded Challenges for our very 1st challenge this fortnight

  6. Wow! I know how difficult pop up cards are in the making and this one is really adorable! Now that you have your customized template, I guess, we will see more of these on your blog (hopefully)....

    Awesome make and design! Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  7. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. What a great card. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


  9. Beautiful Card and design ! Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap !
    DT Hjørdis :0)

  10. This is wonderful!! I love the fold!! Way cute card!! Fantastic!! Thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  11. Hi, Debi: Love your card--the 2 hours was WELL WORTH this card--beautiful, beautiful. [I'm going to try a version of your card today!]

    Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. So colorful and happy card . And great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap. Maria

  13. Well done you for persevering with that not so quick design. It looks great (and I guess will get speedier with practice) and works really well with those forgotten/abandoned papers. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

  14. Whew - too much for my non-spatial-thinking mind! Great result though. And I totally love the colors of your PP. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  15. Wow, What a fun bright interactive card. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again.

  16. Lovely card. Thanks for the explanation how you made it.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  17. Kjempefint kort du har laget da :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Card and Scrap

  18. Love your card. You do such beautiful work. You'll have to give me another folding lesson sometime.

  19. May not have been too quick, as you thought, but then again you changed the template, so that is time in itself. A great job on it though. Thanks for sharing this new type of pop up card at Come and Get It challenges.
    Cindy DT

  20. holy moly girl! this is absolutely gorgeous!!! thank you so much for joining us at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!

  21. wow, love this pop up card. It may have taken you longer than you hoped but it looks fabulous and thanks for showing us how too! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope to see again soon. Meighan DT

  22. Your hard work and time definitely paid off! Your card is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart this week!

  23. I love cards with fancy folding. Very nice. Maybe not quick, but definitely worth the time.

  24. I like this funky fold card along with the bright colors you used...very nice work!

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again next time!!!

  25. Way to go for trying something new. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  26. Your card is really pretty, but it does look complicated to make! Thanks for trying something new with us @ H2H!

  27. Wow, this card is awesome. It does look like it took a lot of work but it was well worth it. Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  28. Lovely card! Worth the effort I'd say! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1

  29. this is gorgeous-thanks for joining us at TSB!

  30. Such a fabulous creation!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Open Minded Crafting for our very first challenge and good luck!


  31. A delightful card Debi with a fabulous use of the 'fold' and such gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  32. Wow! Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  33. Pretty pop up card :) Would love to try that someday!
    Thanks for joining us at Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.
    Hugs, Mikha

  34. Love the card. Dream Pop was perfect for this project and I love the book fold card. Thanks for joining us at H2H


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