High Tide Nautical Lighthouse pop up card created with stamps and real red and deep blues
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Pop-up Nautical Lighthouse Card

I love this stamp set. And I love learning new card folds.

High Tide Nautical Lighthouse pop up card created with stamps and real red and deep blues

I definitely didn’t create this pop-up design, and it was also impossible to find the original creator. Directions can be found in other places, but I had a difficult time following them, or they weren’t for the A2 size card (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). So I wrote out my own instructions. Well, I actually scribbled a mess into my card design notebook.

But here I’ve neatly typed them out for you!! I hope you find them easy, as this is a fun card to make, and really has a wow factor that’s perfect for whoever needs a little encouragment.

Supplies

Instructions

  1. Red Cardstock (2- 8 1/2″ x 11″):
    1. Cut 1 of your red cardstock in half so you have 2 tall pieces 5 1/2″ x 11.”Fold one in half for your card base.
    2. Cut the other to 10″ x 3 1/2.” This wil be the display that pops up.Score at each 2 1/2″ increment so you have 4 equal quadrants.
      • Or just fold it in half, and then half again.
    3. Cut two pieces from your other red cardstock.
      • 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ to mat the lighthouse on the front.
      • 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for the mechanism to make the display pop up.Score the long ways at 1 1/4″ (midway).
      • Make marks on the top AND bottom at 2 1/2″ and 6″. Score two lines to form an “X” to connect the top left with the bottom right and top right with the bottom left.
      • Nautical Lighthouse pop up card inside mechanism diagram
  2. Designer Paper:Cut 5 1/4″ x 4″ for the front. Adhere to the red card base.
    1. Cut 3 1/2″x 4″ for the inside top of the card. Adhere.
  3. White Cardstock:Cut 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ for the lighthouse. Stamp in pacific point (or your favorite blue to match your DSP!). Adhere to the red mat on the front.
    1. Cut 3 1/2″ x 4″ for the inside bottom of the card. Adhere to the inside of the red card base.
    2. Cut 4 – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ for the pop up display. Stamp in pacific point. Adhere each onto the red pop up display.
  4. So now the front of the card is done, and you have the pieces cut and stamped for the inside display. Here’s the fun part:
    1. Adhere the left display panel to the TOP ONLY of the scored mechanism cardstock.
    2. Here I usually fold it all down together as if inside the card. This gives you a more accurate placement of your glue for the right panel on the BOTTOM ONLY of the scored mechanism cardstock.
    3. Lastly, Adhere the display mechanism with score tape to the inside of the card, making sure the midway fold matches the card fold.

I hope this was a fun tutorial! It’s a great card to make, and the pop-up definitely has that wow-factor!

I’m entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks for checking out my tutorial. If you like it, please comment below and then check out my other nautical projects!

In the mood for some home decor with a reminder of the sand and sea? Check out this tutorial for a Nautical Welcome Home Sign! Need some more cards? Check out the tutorial for this stack of Anchor cards!

Happy Crafting!

Rainbow unicorn on glitter background freakin majestic card
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Majestic Unicorn

Sometimes, we just need to quietly remind our friends that they are majestic. And sometimes, they need a glittery card with a rainbow unicorn!

Rainbow unicorn on glitter background freakin majestic card

I originally tried creating this fun card with only black and white to let the rainbow unicorn stand out, but it didn’t have the bold look I was trying for. Of course this card needed glitter! So I whipped out a few colors of glitter paper, and the blue really made me smile, as I hope this card does for you.

ink road unicorn on majestic glitter card

What pops in real life but my camera had a hard time capturing are the gold stickles on the horn. I stamped the sentiment (so perfect!!) and heat embossed with a matching blue glitter.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

I don’t know if I’ll ever not be excited for unicorns! The Lisa Frank epidemic of my childhood also reminds me that OF COURSE they have rainbow manes. Is there something fun from your childhood that keeps popping up in your crafting? Let me know below in the comments– I’d love to hear about it!!

Happy Crafting!

If you like this stamp set, I recommend checking out Ink Road Stamps! You’ll even get 15% off your order!

Wedding Window Card
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Window Wedding Card — From Basic to Extra!

Hey Crafties!! How about a quick wedding card today? Some pastels and some delicate vellum pair nicely with an embossed wedding dress. But the window takes the card from basic to extra.

Wedding Window Card

Supplies:

How-to:

  1. Cut your cardstock.
    1. Pink 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ for cardbase. Scrap (1″ x 3/4″) for sentiment on front
    2. Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the window frame
    3. Vellum 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the front
  2. Fold your 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pink cardstock in half.
  3. STAMP!
    1. On the inside Vanilla piece, stamp the wedding dress with versamark and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
    2. Using blushing bride ink, stamp the inside sentiment below the dress.
    3. On the small pink scrap, stamp “congratulations” with versamark ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
  4. To create the window:
    1. Place (but don’t adhere yet) your vellum AND the small vanilla piece towards the top top of the pink front (card open!). Using the 2nd largest Stitched Shapes Framelits, run these 3 layers through your machine to cut the windows.
    2. Take the small vanilla piece again and run it through your machine again with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits. This creates the frame for the window.
  5. Dry emboss your vellum.
    1. Adhere the ribbon around the front of the vellum.
    2. Adhere your Congratulations sentiment on top of the ribbon.
  6. Adhere your pieces!
    1. Adhere the vanilla piece with the dress to the inside.
    2. Adhere the embossed vellum to the front using glue dots. Be careful to line up the windows.
    3. Adhere the vanilla window frame over the vellum.

This week I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I hope this tutorial was helpful! If you are looking for other wedding card ideas, check out this colorful creation! Happy Crafting!