Cats & Bats Treat

Today I have a little treat for you made with the Cats & Bats paper packet.  This folding pop up card packs a lot of wow factor – no tricks!

I have to be honest, I’ve had the instructions for this card for about a year, but I was worried that there was too much measuring and I’d not be happy with the results.  Sunday afternoon I cut all the pieces and sat down to watch the video one more time through each step I paused the video and followed the instructions.  I was feeling some major intimidation, but once I got the mechanism to open and close properly on my first attempt I was a happy girl.

I decorated the front of my card by stamping the cob web from the cats & bats stamp set and adding a creepy spider from the Cricut Artbooking collection I popped it up with a little 3D foam tape and used my gold shimmer brush to give him a little sparkle.  I kept the inside simple just lining the panels with B&T paper and adding pieces from the complements pack.  On the last panel I cut down a PML card for the sentiment.  One more use for those Picture My Life Cards!

Want to learn to make a folding pop up card?  Join me for my “Just the Basics” card class on Thursday, November 2nd where we’ll go beyond the basics with this fun fold.

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Hats Off!

Today I decided to bring you a quick graduation card.  I used the retired A Graduate stamp set.  I don’t know a lot of graduates so this stamp set will probably make cards for every future graduate I know.  The tumbling mortar boards remind me of when they all get tossed in the air at the end of graduation (I myself didn’t toss mine because I was afraid I’d lose it!)  I don’t know if I thought I’d ever wear it again or what!

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I saved the “wow factor” for the inside.  I made a pop-up card…the old fashioned way instead of setting up my Cricut.  The “hooray banner” is from a retired Hostess set which I mounted on Red and Black c/s.  I then stamped the 2015 from the A Graduate stamp set.  I wasn’t happy with how plain it looked so I stamped a mortar board on a scrap and fussy cut it and popped it on with a piece of thin 3D foam tape.

“Hats Off” to you for stopping by…I hope you’ll come back soon!