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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Birthday to my son...

Today is my son's birthday,


and I hope he has a wonderful day and a year filled with every happiness. I decided to use my Cameo to make him a pop-up birthday card. Who doesn't like pop-ups?

This is a file from the Silhouette online store and includes a base card but no embellishments for the front of the card. I decided on a "star" theme, because the inside design also includes some stars.

I used a couple of Lifestyle Crafts label dies, a computer-generated sentiment and some stars that I die cut from glitter paper. If you look closely, you'll see that I also added some glitter to the word "star-studded" with a glitter pen.

Here is a photo of the spectacular pop-op on the inside. When I showed this card to my husband, he said, "Wow, that's impressive!" And I think it's impressive, too.

I added glitter to my stars on the inside, too. I think my son will be okay with a few glittery stars.

I know that I will use this cut file again and again. It's a little tricky to fold, but if you patiently pop each section out and carefully use your bone folder to crease each fold, it'll all come together in no time.

I have to share a short, personal anecdote. The other day I was cleaning my house and vacuuming all the floors, including the basement floor and steps. My craft area is in the basement, so I definitely needed to spend some of my cleaning energy down there. As I was vacuuming up the basement steps, I noticed that there was a trail of glitter all the way to the top. Guess I leave a little sparkle as I walk from my craft room to other parts of the house! he he

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Wow, Cheryl, that is impressive! Your son will love that you spent so much thought and time on his card. I'm with you on the glitter problem. I find it in the strangest places around the house.

Glittered Paws said...

Well WOW - IMPRESSIVE - what an awesome birthday card.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun birthday card Cheryl! I've never made a pop up card! Looks like fun! Sprinkle glitter where every you go :) LOL

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card, LOVE the pop up feature!

Sue said...

VERY impressive. I love cards that move, think most folks do. What a fantastic pop up.