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Monday, March 6, 2017

Twist and pop card...

This card was surprisingly easy to make, yet it looks really complicated. And I love the looks on people's faces when they open it up.

If you'd like to give one of these cards a try, you'll find a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here. There are also lots of other video tutorials on YouTube. Just search for Twist and Pop Card.

Now I should have straightened out that bow before I took this photo, but, oh well. That's the way the cookie crumbles. I had punched two tiny holes in my CS to string my twine through, so it actually is not glued down at all. That's why it's kind of "free ranging" all over the place. he he

When you open the card--Shazzam!--this is what you get. Isn't that awesome?

Of course, this does mean that there's a lot more inside decorating going on. You've got to think about what to put on the four little panels that "pop out."

It is a great way to use some of those smaller stamps that never get used, though. I had fun going through my stamps and picking out some smaller ones that would work. I ended up choosing from several different sets, mixing and matching them until I had something that worked.

On the inside top of my card, I added a die-cut. It's one of those cheapy ones that came from China. I think it cost about $1.50. It was the perfect size for this space.

Here's one last look at my card. I had so much fun making it, that I made another one right away. I'll share that one with you in another post.

We had a warm springlike day today, but with lots of wind. Tomorrow, temperatures are going to start sliding backward again. They say we could even have some snow by week's end. Sheesh! I never know from day to day if I should wear my wool coat or a rain coat or just head out with no coat at all.

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


designbydonna said...

Fun card. What a surprise when it is opened. I haven't tried one of these yet. I'll go check out that video.

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, love how it pulls out and that fab sentiment.

Glittered Paws said...

Well it is snowing here - after being 72 on Thursday - ugh. I already made a commitment to stay home today - clean a little craft a lot.
Love this card - I have watched the videos and have "tried" once and got a bit frustrated so will go watch the one on Splitcoast. You did an amazing job.

Pam - GetSilvered. said...

Wow Cheryl, I love this card. What a surprise inside -it's great.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh woweee that's fabulous Cheryl!
Hope your weather smartens up soon, it definitely feels like Spring here ... I 'nearly' went out earlier without my coat earlier but knew I was being a tad optimistic ;)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Clever design Cheryl! Such a fun card! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Karen Dunbrook said...

super cool card...love the pop up!