Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dies R Us ~ Birthday Pop-Up

Good morning friends~ Do you have a special birthday that you want to celebrate with more than just a typical card?  I'm up over at the Dies R Us blog today and I've got a fun pop-up card for you.

Before we get to today's card I want to remind you that  DRU is having a Design Team Call.  If you want to design for a very generous company and get an amazing discount on a large line of quality dies, then here's your chance!  I have enjoyed my time with DRU and the amazing gals on the design team for a year now and I have learned so much and made some lasting friendships.  You can find all the details of the design team call HERE.

Now on to my card:

Let's start with the inside of the card first.
Elizabeth Craft Designs offers many Pop-Up choices.  They're so easy to use and the design possibilities are endless.
I chose this wonderful cake plate from Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas Pudding which I have enjoyed using since it was first released.  I add a bit of color using Distress inks, add the trim pieces and embellish with Stickles.  The Impression Obession Cake Set is colored in the same way and I added some Glossy Accents to the frosting.  YUM! 
These banner posts are part of the Lots of Pops die set.  I cut four of them so that I can double them up for stability.  This is what the banner will be strung through.

I cut several Poppystamps Celebration Balloons out of white card stock. I added color using Distress Inks and attached them to some balloon strings.  

Assemble the inside of the card using each pop up for different design elements.
I cut a Marianne Designs Basic Shapes Square, which was purchased during one of the many Dies R Us Special Order events.  (Be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be notified when these take place.)  

I like to keep the front of the card fairly simple.  I added this adorable Panda / Bear from Marianne Designs (another special order die) and gave him a little cupcake to hold and added a candle from the Impression Obsession Cake Set.  Two more Poppystamps Balloons float above the panda to add fun this special celebration.  

Here is a list of dies that I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Poppystamps - Dies - Celebration BalloonsImpression Obsession - Dies - Cake SetElizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Christmas Pudding 
The other dies I used can be purchased during their next Special Order event so please sign up for their newsletter.

Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Janice said...
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Janice said...

WOW......this is fabulous Birgit!! Such a clever idea, I love all the detail on your card, from the panda to the balloons and finally that very real looking piece of cake!
Great inspiration and tutorial, thank you!

Unknown said...

OMGoodness, Birgit! This is one BIG celebration card! Love that sweet cupcake holding Panda, those pretty banners and fun balloons.....and then you open it. WOW!!! That yummy cake and pedestal and more fun balloons! This is FAB all over!!! Love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, how fun is that, the panda is just totally adorable with his little cupcake, love the fun surprise of opening the card, with the balloons and banner and cake, love all the colors, Fantastic!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Amazing work, Birgit. You are one talented lady! So much detail to your card, with great dies, and a lot of time and love going into it as well. I love your frosting on the cake too.

Marcia Hill said...

OMG do you do these?! I know you explain and add lots of photos, but my poor brain just can't wrap around these pop up cards! I so wish you lived closer so we could have crafty days together and you could show me these step by step! Absolutely FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)