I've been playing with the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment papers and the Elementary Elegance stamp set and I made this Hello card. I used Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Peach Parfait as my colour combo and stamped with Early Espresso ink. I LOVE that flowery paper, it's my favourite patterned paper from SU! for sure!
Inside - ta dah, surprise, a pop up flowerpot!
Kaitlyn, a sweet blog reader, recently emailed me a lovely message, bless her! Kaitlyn wanted some info about the pop up cards I'd made and I replied saying that I would make a pop up card and take progress photos along the way for her. After I'd finished the card I sent it to Kaitlyn so she has this card as a reference as well as the photos I'd emailed earlier. Hopefully, she will be popping up to her heart's content now!
I always use the Sizzix Pop Ups die to make pop up cards - you definitely don't need a die, you can just cut and score strips of CS - but if there is a tool that makes something easier then you can be sure I'll choose to use a tool!
I punched the flowerpot and gave it a contrasting rim. I used SU! flower punches for the flower and added a gorgeous brad to the centre. Before attaching a pop up element I always make sure that it will fit inside when the card is closed - I'm not keen to make THAT mistake again LOL! I cut a CS strip for a stem, added the leaves and glued the pot to the pop up. I then added the patterned paper, punched strip, sentiment and the butterflies.
Here's the envelope, I couldn't resist using more of the pretty papers to make a matching envelope!
Stamps: SU! Elementary Elegance & Four Frames sets, inside sentiment from Hero Arts
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: Sizzix Pop Ups die, Woodware flowerpot punch, SU! Curly Label, Decorative Label & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches, SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die, SU! Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Everyday Enchantment brad, rhinestone jewels, 3d foam tape