Saturday, November 23, 2013

Free standing pop-up card

Hello my friends! Be warned: this post is picture heavy. I just wanted to show all the details of this card. It is first time I made a free standing pop up card. You can find a very good tutorial by Brenda Smalle from here.

Edges of pattern papers are inked with Broken China Distress Ink. The sentiment label is made with a tag die. I used partial die cutting for that. First I made one side of the sentiment, then turned the die around and die cut other side of the sentiment.

I used two stamps as my focal image: a scene from A Winter Wonderland set and snowman from Snow One Like You set. First I stamped Snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After masking it I stamped scene on top with same ink. Image is colored with Promarkes and I adhered some Crystal Ice with Sakura Glue Pen to the snow banks and trees. Scarf, mittens and part of the snowman hat are also colored with Sakura Glue Pen and covered with Waterfall glitter.

Pattern Paper with snowflakes are blinged up with Crystal Ice glitter. On top of the card I used Dimensional Glue to adhere the glitter, and pattern paper which is on the bottom (shows only then the card is folded flat) I used Sakura Glue Pen.

Brads are heat embossed with White Detail EP. I also added some Dimensional Glue on top of the brads and covered them with Waterfall glitter.

I used plain white sheer ribbon and applied thin strips of Mega Tack Glue to the edges and covered glue with Waterfall glitter. Bow was added to the card after everything else was assembled. I placed a small blob of Mega Tack Glue the place I wanted to adhere the ribbon and let it dry a bit. After the glue is turned clear, it is like sticky glue dot. It's perfect to attach the bow. 

The image panel stands thanks to the the Embossable Acetate. It's not sturdy enough all by it self so I added 1cm wide strip of brown cardstock in between panel layers. Snowflakes are heat embossed with White Detail EP.

To the pattern papers with stripes I added snowflakes. They are stamped with Versamark ink and snowflakes from Snow One Like You set and heat embossed with Sparkle EP.

It's unbelievable how easy this card is to make. Best thing is that it can be folded flat for mailing in regular size envelope.

You can see the  full instructions how to make this card from SNS Art Gallery here

Materials used:
Stamps: SNS A Winter Wonderland (Stamp set #517), Snow One Like You (Stamp Set #515)
SNS Glitters: Crystal Ice (#G1058), Waterfall (#G1071), Diamond Dust (#G1116)
SNS Embossing Powders: Sparkle (#EP107), White Detail (#EP298)
Adhesives: SNS Dimensional Glue (#539); Mega Tack Glue (#545);  Sakura Glue Pen (#053482384809); 1/4" Double Sided"Tear-ific" Tape (#SAT01)
Other SNS products: Embossable Acetate (#99602);
Inks: VersaMark Ink (#99702); Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China; Memento – Tuxedo Black
Papers: Brown cardstock; White CS; Two different papers from Joy - Winter bloc
Dies: Spellbinders – Label Four sm, Back to Basic Tags
Embellishments: Brads, Ribbon
Coloring: Promarkers

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing 24.11
Paula Holifield Crafts - Sparkle and shine 28.11
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow 28.11
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and sparkle 28.11
Craftyhands Challenge - Sparkle and bling 28.11 - Christmas 29.11 
EmeraldFaeries - Ribbon/lace and bling 30.11
Beccy's Place - Holiday card  30.11
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything goes - Christmas 30.11
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas Time 14.12

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs & smiles


  1. Wow this looks really awesome and very beautiful.
    Your standing pop-up card is fabulous Eret.
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Your pop-up looks amazing! These are fun to make. Love all your glittery details too.

  3. WOW!! This is wonderful Eret. I really love that pop up design, thank you for the link, I will definitely be trying to make one. The image is gorgeous, I love the embossed snowflakes and beautiful touches of sparkle.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. This is fantabulous! What a cute and beautiful card. Love it!

  5. WOW! Absolutely AWESOME Eret! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. What a lovely pop-up creation. They're so fun and easy to make and yours is so much fun with all the snowflakes added!

  7. This is gorgeous, love the image and fab design..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts and A Little Bit Crafty.
    Wendy xx

  8. Your card is absolutely beautiful Eret, you did a fantastic job as always! I love the way you added glitter to your project, especially along the edge of your ribbon... very clever! The card fold itself is wonderful. Fabulous card Eret!

  9. What an awesome project!! Think I might need to give this type of card a go.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Challenge #3 'Sparkle and Bling' CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT member)

  10. fabulous! thanks for playing along with us on craftyhands

  11. This is fab Eret. I love the design I remember doing one of those very fiddly you have done a marvellous job

  12. Awesome card Eret! Very creative and thanks for sharing the tutorial. Makes for an extra special Christmas card.

  13. Too cute! Love that it stands up. I always have trouble creating 3D cards like this. Will definitely give it a try. :) Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

  14. I just love your card Eret!!! Love how you used both stamp sets. Just beautiful!!

  15. Fantastic box card

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  16. Eret, this is SUCH an amazing card - remarkable in technique, and beautiful use of the embossable acetate and other products. A wonderful home decoration to put up year after year. Thank you for not only making a beautiful project, but sharing how to make it, and showing fabulous photos and write up! hugs, de

  17. What a fabulous creation - really stunning and I love all that gorgeous sparkle.
    Caroline xxx

  18. This is another extremely beautiful creation ! I love everything you make !


  19. First time, it is briliant well done you. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

  20. Gosh wow Eret, you come up with the most gorgeous creations...may even try day....lovely embossing and gorgeous image...thanks for your kind words....have you joined my new candy...luv annie xxxxxxxxxxx

  21. Beautiful, TFS with us at OCS!

  22. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  23. Thanks for entering this delightful pop up card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x


Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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