Oh YEAH! I am SO relieved my blog is back in order. I was in quite the panic over here. I had to re-post some of my prev. post’s, but that is NOTHING compared to what I might have had to do! I am so thankful for the blog guy over at SCS for all his hard work! BIG THANK YOU TO SCOTT!!!

NOTE: My spell check STILL isn’t working and Im NOT re-checking this post AGAIN! So if you ahve issue’s with my mistakes-SORRY!! I’m wiped.

I missed all my blog reader’s ūüėÄ I do have the BEST blog PSF’s ever! (I know, you read other blogs, but I still feel you are mine :D, as you all make my day) The ONLY good thing is, I got SO much accomplished yesterday-WOW! Lot’s to share.

¬†I have a nice long post for you today. I often “forget” that many people who come here are new, and learning.¬† Well, I guess we are all still learning. That is¬†the fun of it right? I get many questions, and I want you all to remember NO question is stupid.

That brings me to the post for today!

Almost a month ago I posted my Papertrey Ink projects—>HERE. I got many questions/emails about HOW to make the pop up.

I am sure these have been around forever. There are many different ways you can use the same idea, and I will share some of¬†th one’s I have¬†done¬†with you today!

1) Use your nestabilities

2) Use a coluzzel or other template

3) Use your stamps!

4) The CHEATER pop out!

So first up I will show you how to make a pop out card-using your nestabilities.

punch-a-bunch-flower-card.jpg Popped out flower

This card uses Borders & Corners (circle), and ¬†Beautiful Blooms by PTI.¬†Scallop circle nestability,¬†paper by American Crafts, Punch¬† Bunch flower’s, made by ME ūüėÄ

This card is made exactly like the Papertrey Ink card, linked above. Only that used a HEART.

Now it helps if you have a Scor-Pal (or other means of scoring) and a hobby blade (or other tool for cutting).

DIRECTIONS: click photos to enlarge please

Step 1

Cut your card base, and very LIGHTLY, use your Scor-Pal to score where your fold will be-this one fold in the middle.

Step 2

Pick, your nestability. Run your cardstock through your machine to EMBOSS the desired frame you would like to use on your creation-making sure that it is placed to POP OUT where you want on your fold line.

NOTE: My card, only a small part of the top of the circle will pop out at the top.

Step 3

score-around-scallop.jpg Now firmly score ON the score line-up to, but not going through, your embossed frame.

Step 4

Use a hobby blade to cut around your frame, up to the score line.

cut-around-scallop.jpg   cut-scallop.jpg This is what the finished edge looks like.

Obviously straight edges are more easy to cut.

Step 5

scallop-pop-top.jpg  Now decorate as desired!

Second one- Using a shapes template, such as the coluzzle!

stardom.jpg Headed for Stardom

Since this Bella *IS* a star-I felt she would be perfect in this pop out card! Love her!!! I have been BUYING Bella’s and not using them so I made myself a promise! USE THEM!

This card uses my Oh So Pretty Bella¬†(who I cut out), my border’s & corners (circle) set, starlight starbright¬†for the sentiment and swirl, my star coluzzle template, a star eyelet, copic markers, and Scenic Route paper¬†(which is my current fave paper line I think).

You want to follow the same steps as above, you are just using a plastic template!

So lightly score you fold, and place template in desired position, then cut! Careful NOT to cut OVER into paper, past the score line!

cutting-coluzzle-star.jpg Line up template along light score- cut coluzzle-star.jpg  done!

Now this card I did trim down the paper edge on the right after it was cut! For my patterned paper, I then used the size SMALLER template,¬†on my coluzzle to make the outline of the star ūüėÄ Cute huh?

Now we are going to do one using our stamps!!

mytime-scored-happiness-side-closed.jpg Wishing you Happiness

I LOVE butterflies, and this gatefold card has the butterflies interlock to hold it closed! I love this old SU! set called Butterfly of Happiness. Not sure if you can view it, but the Baroque bkgd is stamped in white on the base. The flowers are Stem Shilouettes I believe.

mytime-scored-happiness-full-view-open.jpg Card open

Now this card can be seen on page 37,  in the May issue of  CARDMAKER magazine!! It was done for Scor-Pal!

So as you can see, the butterflies “pop out” from the fold. This is done the same as above! All you do is figure out WHERE you are scoring, then score LIGHTLY (you dont want a deep score going through your pretty image!!)

Stamp your image, then use your hobby blade to trim it out, on whatever side of the fold you choose.

When it is cut , you then score on either side, UP TO, but not through the image. DONE!

Make sense?

Now we have the cheater pop out, or so I like to call it that :D. You just take your image, then adhere it going over or outside the fold, or card line!

bird-of-friendship-ked.jpg Birds of Friendship

This card was made with Birds Galore by Inkadinkadoo, and was a sketch done by Kirsten ūüėÄ You can view her’s –>HERE

Now many people have done these at the top and bottom of cards. They are the tent cards ( I think), and kickstand cards. Kirsten was the brain behind the kickstand cards, and you can view all of hers HERE <–

Its along the same idea, and defintely “easier” :D.

So that is it my friends! WHEW! Are you STILL reading.

I hope you get a chance to try one out, and found this somewhat helpful. If you do try it, Id love to see what you come up with!!! They are so much fun though.

I have another tutorial to post soon and tomorrow is a Saturday Sketch! YIPEE!! I am hoping to get to pre-post it, but we will see. I do need a shower, have kids to feed, a house to clean, dinner to cook (ugh second though Sub Way is sounding really good right now), a dog to walk, and games to be played.

Oh so much to share, so little time!

Have a great Friday, and check in again tomorrow!

Till then ūüėÄ