Hey crafty peeps – it’s Elsie here! I love creating slightly extravagant and over-the-top cards, especially when it’s someone’s birthday. I find that these OTT cards are a fun way to experiment with my supplies and stretch my crafty muscles by trying new techniques!
So for today’s cards I have created two styles of pop-up cards with the gorgeous Confetti Wishes collection!
For the first card I found this cut file and loved the idea of creating a card with a pop-up cake when you open it. Although I used my cutting machine to cut out all of the relevant pieces, just for the sake of time and not having to measure anything (I’m very mathematically challenged!), you can easily recreate this without a die-cutting machine by following this tutorial.
I created this cut file of a quote I found on Pinterest, and backed each line with a different colour patterned paper in (yep, you guessed it) rainbow order!
I stitched around the border with some white thread and created three clusters with a mixture of the puffy stickers and cardstock stickers. I love the tropical vibe in this collection!
To create my pop-up cake I used the solid pink pattern from the B side of paper 06, and one of the gold foiled specialty papers from the 6×6 paper pad for the icing, because it reminded me of sprinkles!
Since the cake is the star of this card, I kept the embellishing simple on the inside of the card. I used my die-cutting machine to cut these streamers from a variety of patterned paper and a ‘happy birthday’ chipboard piece as the sentiment.
I love the pop of black with the gold foil sentiment. It’s such a simple embellishment, but so effortlessly pretty. I love this collection!
For the second card I used this cut file as my starting point. Again, this is an easy one to recreate without a die-cutting machine, all you need to create is a box with no base and two strips the same width as the box to adhere inside, which you attach embellishments to.
I used paper 05 as the base of this card, as I loved the plainer pink pattern on one side and the tropical florals on the other. This meant that when I folded the flaps of the box down you could see that gorgeous floral pattern!
I had so much fun embellishing this card. To create the look of a present I adhered some strips of black patterned paper in the centre of each side of the box and created a bow to stick on the front, to make it look like an open present!
I used a combination of chipboard, ephemera die-cuts and fussy-cut elements to embellish. The pink and gold happy birthday chipboard piece fit perfectly on the front of the card. And the back of the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ tag from the die-cut pack is an idea place to write a message to the recipient.
The beauty of this card and the cake one is that they both fold flat, which means they can easily be sent in standard sized envelopes. I love that they pack a punch but are also practical!
Have a great day!