First off, I have to say, "I love, love, love this new Sizzix Pop-up Cupcake Card die set!" which I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. This set not only has a great pop-up card base die with a scalloped edge, it also contains 15 other dies including a cupcake, candle, banner, balloon, cherry, castle, magic wand, crown and a gift card pocket. You can do so much with this die set, not only birthday cards. At first I was planning to keep the card front simple and not so colorful, but accidentally put it together with the double sided Pebbles birthday card stock upside down so I took it apart and of course some of the foam dots and tape left marks so I had to camouflage the damage with a cupcake sticker and ribbon...LOL! The pop-up part of the card was covered on the outside with a panel of the polka dot side of the Pebbles card stock. Also from Pebbles is the chalkboard sign that was cut from one of their 12x12 sheets.
Here is the pop-up inside of the card that I had planned to be a burst of color when compared to the outside. I love that the cupcake foil cup and candle are impressed by the die as you cut them out...sorry the photo does not show this very well. I tamed down the color of the dot design card stock, by die cutting a piece of American Crafts vellum (with gold squares) and taping it to the card with vellum tape. To make the cupcake more realistic I applied Bo Bunny pearlescent paint (new at BFC!) to the frosting die cut piece and sprinkled on some tiny no-hole beads. Twine was added to the balloons and Stickles applied onto the candle flame.
This close-up photo shows how the die cuts the card so that the cupcake can be popped up. You see (in the folded out step) the underside of the double-sided print card stock panel that was placed over the top of the card on the outside.
The gift card pocket was die cut, folded and adhered to the card. It snugly holds the Ben Franklin Crafts gift card. This makes the card the 'perfect' gift!
Besides the fabulous Sizzix die set, this photo shows some of the Bo Bunny pearlescet paint colors. I love the luscious colors and the fact that the nozzle make them easy to apply tiny dots for embellishing. Please note my neater-desk tip: Rubber band the tubes together so they will stand up and all the colors stay visible and in one place. Okay, that's it for today.....thanks for visiting....Happy Crafting Blogland!