Monday, July 23, 2012

"We Will Miss You" Card

It's unfortunately time to say good-bye to a great co-worker.  Her husband is being transferred to another state and we are going to miss her.  Melissa has a very quirky sense of humor and so I wanted to make a card to reflect that.  This is definitely a one-of-a-kind card that is fitting only to Melissa, but I hope you can use some of the techniques to make your own card.

I have never attempted a pop-up card before, so to start I had to find out how to make the die cut on the inside POP.  I found this video on YouTube (click here), and decided to give it a try.  This is a basic pop- up card though the original tutorial I found had much more complicated techniques also.

I started with the inside of the card because if it didn't work out correctly, I wanted to be able to start all over again without re-doing the outside.  Thankfully, it didn't come to that.

My bus was cut from Doodlecharms and is cut at 3 3/4" using the flip feature.  I needed the flip feature so the head of the cow would be going in the same direction as the bus.  I had to flip one of the two so I chose the bus.  The cow was cut from Create-A- Critter and his head was cut off to look like he was driving the bus.


I used Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles to  to create the front.  My sentiments were printed from my computer.  The bow and ribbon are from 3 Girl Jam.

I know the video is long, but I hope you'll watch it to actually see the fun techniques used.


Have a great day!


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3 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Super cute!! I love that the outside is so pretty and then the inside is so fun!! I am sure she will love it!!
Kristan

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! The design and papers are so pretty!! And oh my gosh, the inside is so fun!! The card and matching envelope make such an amazing set...she will LOVE it :) And thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

Lisa
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Janis said...

Oh what a fun and sweet card! Love the cow driver!! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

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